(Closed) Send money with no contract?????

posted 4 years ago in Money
Post # 2
1378 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

bridetobe166:  I would ask for a signed contract detailing exactly what he’s going to do. I might also just be an overcautious person. 

Post # 3
7410 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

From a legal perspective, in most jurisdictions, the email duscussion and agreement plus your cancelled check should be as binding as a contract if you ever need to go to court. Check the specific contract law where you live. This should be fairly easy to find on your city or state department of consumer and regulatory affairs website.  I would send an email that clearly states out anything you have agreed on: price, date and times, services included, locations, everything, and get the officiant to acknowledge it before sending the check. “just want to confirm that your fee is $400 which includes the 30-minute ceremony at XYZ location on whatever day at 6pm, a 30-minute rehearsal at the same location the night before, and all paperwork filing, and that half is due now with the balance by check or cash on the day of the wedding.” Something like that. This way, everyone is crystal clear on your arrangements before money changes hands.

Post # 6
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would also make a note on the memo line of the check. Maybe something like “for officiant services to be performed on June xx, 2015”

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