- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
We have already met with our officiant and we really love her and her style, and she has us down for our September 17th date. She did not require us to put down a deposit and when I asked at our meeting about a contract, she stated she doesn’t require one. She said she’s never had problems with anyone and just goes on the honor system.
We recently had our DJ bail on us. We did not have a contract with him either and are getting everything settled. This has raised a huge concern for me with the officiant so I emailed her and told her my concerns and that I would really feel more comfortable if we had some sort of agreement/contract drawn up. I have also offered more than once to put down a deposit to secure our date.
She just emailed me back, “Please draw up a contract for your piece of mind. Everything is included in the fee (ceremony and rehearasal). Honestly, I have never had a problem with people not paying, so that is why I don’t require a contract, but I don’t mind signing one :-)”
I found a general contract online which includes our names, the dates, times and locations of the ceremony and the rehearsal … but what else should it include? And really, how does this piece of paper give me any more security? What legal references should it have (if any) and does this really protect me any more than her verbal promise that she’ll be there?