(Closed) Wedding Planner Contracts – Payment

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have hired a planner. This is what my contract says

…. Non-refundable deposit of ___ by _____. An additional _____ is due two weeks prior to your event. A final invoice will be sent after the event and will include any additional expenses that are incurred.

For what you’re asking, this is what my contract says … for that part. I left blank how much I’m paying.

Hope that helps you!

Post # 4
497 posts
Helper bee

I am pretty sure that is normal for wedding planners.  We had to pay in full by two weeks prior as well.  This gives them enough time to cash your check and make sure it doesn’t bounce before your wedding and then you being away on a honeymoon. 

Post # 5
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

About half of our vendors required the balance of the payment ten days prior to the wedding.  The other half required payment that day, but also prior to the wedding.  The sole exception for us was our venue – because, I assume, we had the wedding and reception at our country club, and so have a long-standing relationship (and membership contract) with them.  So yes, I think it’s pretty standard.

Post # 6
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

All of my vendors have to be paid within 2 weeks of the event!

Post # 7
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My coordinator had a similar contract.

Post # 8
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

My venue requires payment 30 days prior, and all but one of my vendors require payment 2 weeks prior to the date. Just make sure there is some sort of stipulation in the event that she can’t show up (family/medical emergency or something similar)– do you get your money back, does she find a replacement, do you have to find a replacement? Hope for the best but plan for the worst. It’s good to have that info in writing.

Post # 9
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sounds kosher to me.

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