Generally, the primary purpose of creating a Wedding Planner Agreement is to document the agreed-upon terms connected to wedding planning. Making this essential contract may decrease the risk of potential disputes down the road. Unlike the other websites you may come across, there's more that Rocket Lawyer offers besides templates. In the event of nonpayment or any other problem, your Premium membership offers the optional benefit of Document DefenseÂ® protection.
When to use a Wedding Planner Agreement:
If you're a bride or groom hiring a wedding planner to organize your wedding and related activities.
If you're a wedding planner being hired by a wedding couple or their family.
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WEDDING PLANNING AGREEMENT
This Wedding Planner Agreement (the "Agreement") is made effective as of (the "Effective Date"), by and between ("") of , and , of , , and , of , , , (collectively the "Wedding Couple").
Under this Agreement, the Wedding Couple desire to hire as a professional wedding consultant and wedding day coordinator for their wedding scheduled on .
. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. Beginning on , will provide to the Wedding Couple the following wedding planning services (collectively, the "Services"):
. PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES.
a. The manner in which the Services are to be performed and the specific hours to be worked by shall be determined by the Wedding Couple. The Wedding Couple will rely on to work as many hours as may be reasonably necessary to fulfill 's obligation under this Agreement.
b. The Wedding Couple shall not change the date, time or location of the wedding ceremony without first contacting and advising of said changes so as to determine if is still available to provide services. If the Wedding Couple do change the date, time or location of the scheduled wedding ceremony, and is unavailable to provide services, then is released from all contract obligations, and shall in no way be held responsible or liable in any manner whatsoever for non-performance. The Wedding Couple also forfeit 's fee for non-compliance with this Agreement.
c. shall arrive at the wedding location at an agreed upon time to meet the vendors at least three hours prior to the start of the ceremony. The Wedding Couple fully understand and agree that shall not be responsible or held liable in the event is prohibited from providing wedding day services due to illness, hospitalization, auto accident, transportation breakdown/disruption, traffic difficulties, acts of God such as hurricanes or inclement weather or other unforeseen incapacitation or other cause of non-arrival on the day of the wedding. will make every attempt to notify the Wedding Couple and to provide for a substitute Wedding Consultant who can provide services if time and resources permit. In any event, , their agents and assigns shall NOT be held liable for any compensation or any damages (including punitive) due to non-performance of any services resulting from such incapacitations, non-arrival, errors and/or omissions of any type.
. PAYMENT. As full compensation for the Services provided by , the Wedding Couple agree to pay a total sum of . This fee shall be payable in a lump sum upon completion of the Services. The Wedding Couple understand that they are responsible for paying for vendor products and services in full. The Wedding Couple accept responsibility for purchasing items needed for the wedding and reception. If the Wedding Couple request any special provisions or services from , these details shall be submitted in writing no later than three weeks prior to the wedding date. The details and fee structure will then be noted in an addendum to this Agreement.
. DEPOSIT. At the time of signing the Agreement, the Wedding Couple shall pay a non-refundable deposit or retainer fee in the amount of to for the Services. The deposit will be subtracted from the total payment owed by the Wedding Couple upon completion of the Services.
. EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT. All expenses incurred by during the performance of this Agreement shall be the sole responsibility of ; provided, however, those expenses already agreed upon by both parties to be the responsibility of the Wedding Couple. If other expenses arise during 's performance of this Agreement, shall obtain prior consent of the Wedding Couple before can be reimbursed.
. TERM. The Wedding Couple and agree that this Agreement shall commence on the above date and terminate on .
. RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES. It is understood by the parties that is an independent contractor with respect to the Wedding Couple, and not an employee of the Wedding Couple. The Wedding Couple will not provide fringe benefits, including health insurance benefit, paid vacation or any other employee benefit, for the benefit of .
. ASSIGNMENT. 's obligations under this Agreement may not be assigned or transferred to any other person, firm, or corporation without the prior written consent of the Wedding Couple.
. RETURN OF RECORDS. Upon termination of this Agreement, shall deliver all records, notes, data, memoranda, models, and equipment of any nature that is in 's possession or under 's control and that are the property of the Wedding Couple.
. DEFAULT. The occurrence of any of the following shall constitute a material default under this Agreement:
a. The failure to make a required payment when due.
b. The insolvency or bankruptcy of either party.
c. The subjection of any of either party's property to any levy, seizure, general assignment for the benefit of creditors, application or sale for or by any creditor or government agency.
d. The failure to make available or deliver the Services in the time and manner provided for in this Agreement.
. REMEDIES. In addition to any and all other rights a party may have available according to law, if a party defaults by failing to substantially perform any provision, term or condition of this Agreement (including without limitation the failure to make a monetary payment when due), the other party may terminate the Agreement by providing written notice to the defaulting party. This notice shall describe with sufficient detail the nature of the default. The party receiving such notice shall have days from the effective date of such notice to cure the default(s). Unless waived by a party providing notice, the failure to cure the default(s) within such time period shall result in the automatic termination of this Agreement.
. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement contains the entire Agreement of the parties, and there are no other promises or conditions in any other contract whether oral or written concerning the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between the parties.
. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.
. AMENDMENT. This Agreement may be modified or amended in writing, if the writing is signed by the party obligated under the amendment.
. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of .
. NOTICE. Any notice or communication required or permitted under this Agreement shall be sufficiently given if delivered in person or by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address set forth in the opening paragraph or to such other address as one party may have furnished to the other in writing.
. WAIVER OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHT. The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement.
. SIGNATURES. This Agreement shall be signed by the first member of the Wedding Couple, , the second member of the Wedding Couple, and by the .
First Member of the Wedding Couple
Second Member of the Wedding Couple
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Wedding Planner Agreement FAQs
Does a wedding coordinator always need to write a Wedding Planner Agreement?
Even if you are performing the work as a favor, it is always a good idea to sign a Wedding Planner Agreement. Making a Wedding Planner Agreement could be good for you because of these benefits:
Both parties know when billing will happen
The wedding planner and client both understand their responsibilities
A timeline is established
Anyone choosing not to use a Wedding Planner Contract should expect common issues like last-minute changes and questions about timing.
What information is covered in a standard wedding planner contract template?
Key details that you may want to cover in the Wedding Planner Agreement are:
The client's full name and address
What type of services will be delivered
How payment will be made
What the start and end dates are
As you might hope with a contract like this one, any Wedding Planner Agreement built with Rocket Lawyer will also contain the standard legal language with regard to the independent work relationship between the parties, compensation for losses, confidentiality, and finally, dispute resolution. During the process of building your contract, you also will be able to choose its state of jurisdiction. With the document tool, you have the ability to implement additional alterations, as well.
On average, how much would it traditionally cost me to make a contract for wedding planner gigs?
Fortunately, you will not have to pay an expensive law firm to get your contract in writing. With the document tools on Rocket Lawyer, you should feel empowered to make a free Wedding Planner Agreement today. Your document is assembled step by step, so you can feel confident that it contains the correct details. Simply click "Make document" above to begin.
Will I need to take additional actions after a Wedding Planner Agreement is created?
In order to turn your document into a true legal contract, you and the client must sign it, electronically or otherwise. RocketSign® allows you to gather the signatures online. After signing, everyone should receive copies of your final contract. With a Premium membership, you also may save it as a PDF document or Word file, print it out, and/or make a copy of it as needed.
Can my Wedding Planner Contract be looked at by a lawyer before I sign?
Hiring a legal professional to double-check your contract could take longer than you think on your own. An easier approach worth consideration is to request help from attorney services at Rocket Lawyer. Rocket Lawyer Premium members can request a contract review from an attorney with experience in business or get answers to other legal questions. As a small business owner or operator, you can Work Confidently® with Rocket Lawyer by your side.
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