(Closed) Vendor Contracts Question

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Do I need copies that BOTH parties have signed?
    Yes - request a copy that both of you have signed. : (16 votes)
    94 %
    No - it's understood that they are agreeing to the contract. : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’ve done a lot of contracts via mail and email.  I do exactly what you said…request a copy (either they mail me a copy or email a PDF) of the final copy with their signature.  Then I add it to my big binder of all things wedding!  

    So yes, if I were you I would contact any of your vendors and ask for the final copy with their signature/date as well.  You can never be too careful!

    Post # 4
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    Yea, I think it would be best to have a copy of the contract signed by both you and the vendor. That way if something happens, you aren’t begging them to prove that they signed it… you already have the copy!

    Post # 5
    394 posts
    Helper bee

    I Always send my clients an email with a pdf copy of the contract signed by both parties (i will mail a hard copy at their request). I definitely think that it is ok for you to ask your vendors to send you a copy. You need to have proof that they are in the agreement as well; A good contract should protect both the vendor and the client, so what good is it if you dont have a copy too?

    Post # 6
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yes! Always, always, always get a fully-signed, also known as a “fully-executed”, copy of the contract for anything.

    Post # 7
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Ask them to send you a countersigned copy.  Just the signature page is fine for most things, but if you had to inital each page, ask for the entire thing back.

    I write wedding and room block contracts for a living, and even I rarely remember to do this unless someone asks for it.  🙂

    Post # 8
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Definitely get a signed copy! When I send my contracts to clients via PDF I send them a version with my e-signature already on it to save paper and mailing hassle. =)

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