A Wedding Planner Contract is a legal agreement signed by a soon-to-be-married couple and a professional hired to plan the design and manage the details of their wedding. Just like an Event Planning Contract, it covers all the details of the upcoming event and the duties of the planner.
A Wedding Planning Contract should contain the following provisions:
Most wedding planners do not start planning without a signed agreement. There are hot dates in the wedding industry, and for a planner holding a date means turning away other clients who are interested in the same date and are more likely to sign the contract quickly. Since wedding planning entails contracts with other professionals - vendors and service providers, and you cannot enter into transactions with them without a signed contract with your client - do not spend more than a week awaiting a client's decision on the date.
If the client wants to rescind the contract, it is possible to do so at any time by notifying the planner with a written notice. Generally, the client is entitled to a full refund only if the cancellation takes place long before the event. It is possible to receive only a 50% refund if the agreement is canceled one month or a week before the event, and if the cancellation happens at the last minute, there will not be a refund. Note that the parties are free to choose the cancellation time frame and record it in writing.
If the planner wishes to cancel the agreement for any reason, it is the planner's duty to find another suitable planner. The client must approve the replacement in writing. It is also allowed to use the alternative option if you specifically include it in your agreement: the planner will have to return all money previously paid by the client, except for the non-refundable deposit.
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