Post # 1
I recently contacted a hair/make-up stylist for my upcoming wedding, and I reviewed the contract that they sent me. The contract included an indemnification provision, which basically stated that the customer is required to indemnify the stylist for any lawsuits brought for the sylist’s own negligence or fault. (E.g. If the stylist burns someone with a curling iron or damages the venue property in some way, the customer would be the one who is on the hook for reimbursing the sylist for any damages.) The customer would also be required to pay attorney’s fees to defend the stylist in any lawsuit, and if the stylist is injured in any way by anyone, the customer is required to pay for the stylist’s medical costs, etc. They also have language which basically allows them to terminate the contract if the stylist gets sick, etc. without a ramifications.
Has anyone come across this type of language for a vendor? Would you agree to a contract like this?
Post # 2
windycitywedding2019 : Wow. All of that sounds terrifying, not only your insane legal obligations but also that they can just cancel whenever they feel like it. No way would I be signing that! I absolutely never saw a contract like that from any of my vendors.
Post # 3
The indemnification stuff is a level of whoa I’ve never dealt with, but I wouldn’t sign if they won’t replace your stylist or refund you if they become ill…
Post # 4
Uhhhhh no. I’m a wedding photographer and that’s why I have my own liability insurance. It’s so that I’m covered. I’d run far away from this person
Post # 5
Thanks, All! I wasn’t sure if I was overreacting or if that type of language would be standard in a hair/make-up contract. I reached out to the artist to speak with her directly, and she basically confirmed that my interpretation of the language is correct and that the contract is not negotiable. On to the next, I guess!
Post # 6
That’s excessive. She should carry her own insurance. Also she can just call out sick and leave you high and dry? No. Find a new hairstylist.