Helpful Tips and Guidelines for Event Contracts

Follow these tips and guidelines when signing on the dotted line for your Wedding!




Contracts are the safest and most responsible way to approach any business transaction.

Contracts allow the buyer (and seller) of goods or services to clearly outline a purchase (or sales) agreement stating what to expect and for what price.


Rather than thinking of contracts as a cumbersome part of your wedding planning process, consider them a form of protection for you as a client, allowing you to add clarity to your relationship with a company or vendor, as well as a way to avoid any misunderstandings.


Contracts allow you to obtain, in writing, the basic facts regarding any certain aspect of your celebration that you are hiring a professional to oversee or for any other service they will provide.


The most important elements of any event contract will include:


  • The Wedding Date,  Including Start and End Times


  • The Services Required


  • Payment Terms, including Deposits and Cancellations


  • Rates or Fees for Contract Changes,  Additional Services or Other  Expenses


  • Indemnity / Insurance 


  • Agreement to Perform


If you are unsure about any aspect of an event or service contract that you are presented with, ask for the option to review it with your attorney or legal counsel before signing.


Your attorney will be able to make any necessary modifications to protect your interests, and most vendors or event service providers will be willing to allow the changes (if reasonable) and move forward with the project.






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