Post # 1
Our DJ has a very, very simple contract, and I feel more comfortable including some of the basic necessities, such as set-up time, etc. He is so laid back that when I talked to him about including his contingency plan (in case of emergency and he cannot perform), he was fine with me writing it in for him.
My fiance does not want to insult him but I really want to make sure we have the necessary details in our contract. Does anyone have language they can share regarding the What If’s that might come up and how they will be handled?
I would really appreciate it.
Post # 3
I’ve had to do this for a few vendors now. I included what services they would perform and when, what they were charging, and what the payment schedule would be. In the case of a DJ, I would also add the time span that they would be there (from when to when), any travel charges (or if there aren’t any, to specify that), any other things they’ll be providing (monitors, lighting, microphones, etc.), and like you mentioned, what the contingency plan will be (also in the case of equipment failure). I just spelled everything out very clearly, and they were happy to sign it.
It’s not insulting, it’s good to have for both you and your vendor.
Post # 4
Yes, I totally agree with you! I was just wondering what other DJs’ contingency plans look like, since my DJ left it up to me, lol!