CONTRACT FOR SERVICES
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SERVICES: The Celebrant hereby agrees to render Wedding Celebrant Services (Services) for the Client at the date, time and location as specified in this Agreement.
SCHEDULE: The ceremony start time listed above shall be considered the actual event start time and not guest arrival time, or invitation time. The client agrees that the event shall begin within thirty minutes of the ceremony start time as provided above. Failure to do so could result in significant negative consequences for you or another couple on the day of the event therefore, a $100 penalty shall be charged for every half hour the Client is late to the event following the first half hour.
NO SHOW: The Celebrant reserves the right to leave the venue one and a half hours after the start time if both parties have not arrived at the ceremony venue or the ceremony cannot proceed for any reason outside the Celebrant's control.
CHANGES: Changes to this Agreement including, but not limited to the date, time, and/or location of the Event must be communicated in writing by the Client and approved by the Celebrant in writing prior to the event. Any change of venue due to inclement weather on the day of the event will need to be communicated to the Celebrant two hours prior to the event to ensure there is sufficient travel time to the alternative venue. Should this not be followed the Celebrant cannot be held responsible for being late.
FEES & DEPOSIT: A non-refundable deposit of $100 is to be paid on submission of this agreement at which point the Celebrant shall commence services. Note – no booking will be deemed confirmed of the date secured until the deposit has been received. The full balance of any unpaid fees including ceremony fees, and if applicable any travel fees shall be received by the Celebrant one week prior to the start of the event. If the Client fails to make payment as specified the Celebrant shall have the right to immediately terminate this agreement without obligation to refund the money, or to perform Services at the event.
MARRIAGE LICENCE: It is the Clients responsibility to acquire a valid marriage licence, and have the marriage licence at the venue. The client agrees that failure to have a valid marriage licence at the time of the event means the Celebrant cannot legally perform the ceremony. The celebrant will complete the marriage licence on the day of the event and return it to the issuing courthouse via NZ Post/DX Mail within ten days of the event occurring. The client will not automatically receive a formal copy of their marriage licence unless they request and pay for a certified copy from Births, Deaths and Marriages NZ.
PROPS: If the Event includes a sand ceremony, unity candle, wine box ceremony and or any other special features the Client is responsible for providing all equipment required and making sure it is in working order.
IMAGE RELEASE: Should the Client not agree that the Celebrant may use any images and stories from the Event for any means of promotion, including advertising and display on website, blogs or social media notice must be given in writing. Clients waive any right to payment, royalties or any other consideration for the use of images or stories.
TRAVEL: Any travel outside of a 30km radius of Napier CBD is subject to a travel charge of which will be confirmed by the Celebrant at the time of booking.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: The written ceremony as prepared by the Celebrant will remain their intellectual property and at no time is the Client permitted to duplicate, copy, share, sell or reproduce any content. This includes any other celebrant with out permission.
CANCELLATION & REFUNDS: Cancellations must be communicated in writing. If written notice of cancellation of services is received seven days prior to the Event all fees other than the deposit will be refunded. If a written notice of cancellation of services is received less than seven days prior to the Event the Client shall be responsible for full payment of services.
POSTPONEMENT: Should the Client need to change or postpone the date of the wedding they will need to communicate this in writing to the Celebrant. Should the alternative date be available, the Celebrant will confirm this in writing. Should the date not be available any deposit already paid will be forfeited.
UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES: In the unlikely event that the Celebrant is unable to perform the ceremony for unforeseen circumstances (i.e. illness, vehicle accident, and/or transportation breakdown, etc.) the Celebrant shall be allowed to make reasonable attempts to provide a replacement Celebrant at no additional cost to the Client. In the event that the Celebrant must cancel this Agreement for Services, the Client shall be refunded the full fees paid for Services.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Clients agree to the fullest extent permitted by law that the Celebrant shall not be liable for any claims for emotional distress, mental anguish, consequential damages, lost profit, loss of employment, lost revenues, replacement costs, compensatory damages and/or punitive damages whether or not foreseeable and/or arriving from any negligent act or omission on the part of any person. The Celebrant liability for any claim, breach or damage by reason of any act or omission shall be limited to repayment of sums paid by Clients only.
The Celebrant reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions without notice. The Terms and Conditions as published on this website will always be the latest version and will override any prior Terms and Conditions provided in any other form.