(Closed) Contract Question – please help!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I personally would make sure that the stated prices you agreed on were included in the contract. I have a similar set-up, where the venue is also providing the food/alcohol, and all of our food is detailed in the contract. Price and selection.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My original contract didnt have food & bev prices in it BUT did get a diff kind of “contract” that had food & bev prices (altho they are not locked in) when we had to pay the 50%. I will say read when your deposits are due very clear. We put down a deposit and then when our 50% was due i was expecting the 50% would include the deposit we had already put down but it didnt we had the money but I was some shocked!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Our contract sounds very similar to yours except that it said that the pricing was subject to change.  This concerned me as well and our coordinator guaranteed us that the pricing would be the same as the price list that we had recieved.  So we crossed out the language stating that the pricing was subject to change and wrote in language indicating that the pricing would be as stated in the 2009 price list per the coordinator’s e-mail dated ___. 

I would add in language if you can.  Especially since your coordinator has told you that the prices will not change, it doesn’t seem like this should be a problem.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In the very least, even if it isn’t part of the contract, I would get something in writing from the coordinator (even an email would be fine) stating that your pricing will be based on the costs detailed in the information packet you received.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I personally wouldn’t be comfortable signing something without having the pricing set in stone.  If she is quite sure that the pricing will not change, then she should have no problem adding that information to the contract.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ask them to put what you discussed in writing.  Our venue would say this and this would be available and then she would forget that she offered to throw it in for us.  So we ended up having to pay.

Always have them put everything in writing.  It isn’t that hard to add a page of what you discussed.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

There is a really easy fix to this. In your own handwriting, write in that the prices for services are based on the 2010 packet. All you need is this:

“Services provided will be based on the 2010 Packet.”

Or use whatever else it is called.

Hand written additions to contracts are like gold when it comes to interpreting contracts in the future. If they then accept this contract and start performing, they are set.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I know this thread is a bit old, but musthave, were you able to change the contract easily?

My fiance and I are about to book our venue and our contract currently states “Menu pricing can be guaranteed up to 90 days prior to your event.”  Does this mean they won’t lock in the price per person until 3 months before our reception? That makes me nervous! 

We really love our venue (country club) and of course will ask them to reference the 2010 prices in our contract … but I’m curious, will it be hard to bargain and is the norm for most venues that “the prices are subject to change”? I’m not sure what we’ll do if they say they won’t/can’t guarantee the current prices =

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

bump. i need your advice!

Post # 13
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Honey bee

you are better off asking them that question.  We could tell you what we think it means, but if they claim differently it doesn’t matter.  And then have them make the contract more clear. Even you can write in what you it means and as long as they initial the change then it will be valid with the contract.

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