(Closed) Contract for an officiant? How much detail?

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Is this contract (agreement) with our officiant detailed enough?

    an informal agreement like this is fine

    the contract shoud have more specific detail about services provided (please share)

    other (please explain)

  • Post # 3
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Do you know your officiant? As in, do you regularly attend her place of worship or is she a family friend, etc? Or did you find her simply for the wedding?

    If the former, I’d say the agreement she sent, with verbal clarification, should be fine. If the latter, I’d draw a more detailed contract (or add more details to hers) and ask her to sign it with you in addition to her agreement.

    Post # 4
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    As an officiant myself, most of my contracts outline more specifics about the meetings and consultations – I specify that there are unlimited email and phone consultations.  If this is something you are considered about, I would reccomend talking to your officiant about it.  It worries me that there is nothing outlining a back up, in the unlikely case that your officiant can’t be at your wedding.  Also, if you’re planning on having a rehearsal and want your officiant to attend and haven’t discussed that, it may be something you want to add onto the agreement.  And arrival time?

    Post # 6
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    our contract for our rabbi wasn’t that clear, but i’m not too worried because he verbally told us what we need to know, plus we’ve seen him do another wedding so we kind of know how he works.

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