- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2020
We’re in the process of booking our venue right now and we just got the contract and everything seems fine except we’re just wondering if two things should be included in the contract even if we have it “in writing” elsewhere:
We’re booking far in advance (10/10/2020) because the venue is pretty popular so we wanted to jump on it before someone else had the chance to grab our date. The venue is charging us an extra fee ($750) on top of their usual rate for booking far in advance to account for price raises in the future since their current rates are only for as far as 2019 at this point. The event coordinator wrote (in email) that in the case that the price raise is less than $750 by the time they finalize their rates for 2020 then the difference of the cost gets deducted from the final payment that we owe later on.
Also, we were given permission (in person first, then in email again later) to have our dog as part of the ceremony and were told that either outdoor & indoor are fine. I’ve seen evidence that they’ve allowed this in the past in photos of other weddings at the venue that had the couple’s dog partake in indoor ceremonies and outdoor photos, which gives me some comfort that the event coordinator’s word is pretty good and honest.
Both of these things we already have explicitly written by her in email correspondence but they are not in the contract which just covers general policies. Should we email back and ask for these two things to be included in the contract or is the “in-writing” form of her email responses okay enough?