Wedding Planning? Read your contracts!
Gone are the days when wedding planning involved calling the best bakers in your family to put together that wedding cake or hiring your old friend from college to act as the DJ on your big night. In 2018, the wedding business industry is one of the fastest-growing businesses and if successful, can be a profitable way to make a living. With that being said, hiring a vendor for your wedding day, whether it be a photographer, caterer, etc., comes with more obligations than may meet the eye.
First, your vendor will likely have a contract for you to read that can list many details such as how much they charge for their services, when those invoices must be paid, and many other particularities that one may overlook in all the excitement of the wedding planning process. Some vendors may require that they be used for a certain amount of time, others may provide that in the event of bad weather or some other unexpected circumstance, that they may cancel the contract at the last minute. These are all details that may seem insignificant months from the big day, but as with all things of importance, it’s always a great idea to take your time and read through the details. Although signing a contract to hire someone to work with you on your wedding day such as a hairdresser or a photobooth operator may not seem like a big deal – it’s important to know what your obligations and rights are under any contract you sign.
If you don’t understand a provision or you are uncertain that it applies to you – ask your vendor to explain so there are no unexpected surprises. Happy planning!
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