CONTRACT FOR SERVICES
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SERVICES: The Celebrant will work with you in person, on the phone, or by email (including outside normal business hours as necessary) to create a personalised wedding ceremony. Some things for you to consider: (a) Whether a wedding rehearsal is required in the week prior to the wedding; (b) Agreeing on a primary and back-up venue should adverse conditions affect the wedding (such as bad weather); (c) Whether any additional equipment is needed (for example, PA systems or stereos). If such equipment is required, it will be your responsibility (and at your cost) to hire or source such equipment; and (d) Agreeing appropriate and reasonable attire for the Celebrant to wear for the ceremony.
SCHEDULE: The Celebrant will arrive at the venue 30 minutes early, or as otherwise agreed with you. If the ceremony starts later than 30 minutes after the agreed ceremony start time, the Celebrant reserves the right to charge $100 per hour (or part hour). 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. 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: These terms are agreed in consideration of the following payments which are owed by you/as invoiced. 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: You shall obtain the Notice of Particulars ("Notice") from the Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages prior to the wedding date. The Notice can be applied for within three (3) months of your wedding. You are responsible for providing the Celebrant with the Notice – either at a meeting before the wedding date, at the wedding rehearsal, or in the case of elopements prior to the ceremony. The Celebrant is responsible for returning the completed Notice to the various parties.
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.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: The copyright in all parts of the ceremony and all works created as a result of this booking belong to the Celebrant pursuant to the Copyright Act 1994. You specifically acknowledge that the ceremony has been prepared by the Celebrant with your specific requests and that you will not disseminate the ceremony to third parties without the Celebrant's consent.
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.
UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES: Should the Celebrant be unable to perform the ceremony due to circumstances beyond their control (such as accident, casualty, illness, or for any other reason), the Celebrant shall assist you in sourcing a replacement and will refund in full any refundable payments. The Celebrant shall have no further liability with respect to the wedding or to you in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: You agree to release the Celebrant from any liability for any claims whatsoever for direct or consequential losses, or in the event that written or digital materials or data are damaged, lost through computer or technology malfunction, lost in the mail, or are otherwise lost or damaged. The Celebrant's total liability for all losses howsoever arising shall be limited to the fees invoiced and charged to you.