The How To’s of Wedding Planning: The Contract

When planning your wedding, the contractual agreement with your vendors and or wedding planner is extremely important. The contract spells out every part of your agreement from the decision making power to the payment plan. Having a secure and well-written contract will help ensure that the process goes smoothly, and both of you are happy.

Fees

Be aware of all possible fees. Be reasonable and realistic in your budget. Prioritize what is important to you. Research different vendors and planners and compare prices to find out the best option for you and your budget. Find out whether the services charge an hourly or flat rate and what other fees may be applied on top of the total price.

The Contract 

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Make sure the contract is clear and specific so your planner and or vendors know exactly what is expected of them. Make copies of the contract. It is so important to have everything you need on file and easily accessible if you need to access anything especially on the day of your wedding.

What It Should Include

A contract is the home base between you, your planner and the vendors you choose to work with. Make sure it has all parties’ contact information, all dates, roles and restrictions, duties, terms and conditions and of course, signatures. You should also include invoices for payments and your payment plans.

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Talking about contracts can be boring and tedious, but it is necessary for any successful business transaction. It’s just there to make sure that every party knows their duties and so that everyone is on the same page. And once the contract is signed, then the real fun can begin!

 

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