Post # 1
So I’m seeing alot of bees run into problems because they don’t have contracts with their vendors, or certain things weren’t in their contracts, which got me thinking about what I would like in my contracts.
Did all of your vendors issue a contract? If they didn’t, as a customer can you issue your own?
What items do you wish were in your contract?
For my venue, I want the prices set in stone, with no hidden fees [less taxes & gratuity of course, that means if I book and pay in full at 2013’s prices, in 2014 they can’t surprise me with a 25% increase]. I would also like all times in the contract [how long we have the space for including cleanup].
Post # 3
Yes, the majority of them issued contracts or at least something (e.g. statement of work) that described exactly what we are paying for and what is included. I would hesitate to hire any vendor that didn’t have something that spelled out what is expected from both parties as I feel that they are running a business so they should act like one. I supposed you as a customer can issue one too, but I don’t know how good it would be if you drafted one of your own unless you received legal help from an attorney or something like LegalZoom.
What I would want in each contract varies depending on the vendor, but some things I expect what services are being rendered, what payment is expected, what are the exact payment terms (e.g. deposit, all up front, day of, week of), cancellation policy (by either one of you, not just them), and perhaps who is expected to render these services (e.g. can they send in any DJ or is it the one specified in your contract).
Post # 4
Piggy Back Question: Did you draft up any contracts for “Friendors”? If so. What wording did you use?