Terms and conditions for weddings

My aim is to ensure your ceremony and wedding day is as perfect as it can possibly be, and to be transparent in my way of working with you. These terms and conditions are to ensure the obligations we have toward each as Celebrant/Wedding Day Coordinator/Master of Ceremonies and client(s). By sending a booking deposit to me, you agree that you have read and agree to these terms and conditions. If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

 

Fees

  1. I will agree the cost of my services to you in advance of your booking, and in writing. This quote can only be guaranteed for one week before you must confirm a booking.

  2. I ask you to send me a non-refundable deposit to confirm a booking, the amount of which I will confirm to you.

  3. The full balance of fees is payable three weeks prior to your wedding day. If ceremony consumables (candles etc) tolls, parking, accommodation or other charges are incurred, I will invoice you for these later. 

  4. Failure to send payment, as specified, breaks our agreement. As such, I reserve the right to cancel the ceremony, yet retain the deposit - though of course I would remind you if you forget. I'm not an ogre :)

  5. I will send you my account details so you can pay the deposit and balance of payment.

 

The ceremony

  1. The final wording for the ceremony will be agreed with me via email, no later than two weeks (unless otherwise agreed) before the wedding date. If you have not agreed my final draft by the due date, I reserve the right to choose the wording.

  2. I will arrive at least thirty minutes prior to the agreed start time of the Ceremony.

  3. You will both be present no later than thirty minutes after the agreed start time. 
     

Wedding Day Coordinator / Master of Ceremonies

  1. If you book me as your Wedding Day Coordinator / Master of Ceremonies, I will arrive at least 2 hours before the ceremony, and remain until the first dance unless otherwise agreed. Extra hours will be charged separately.

  2. It may be necessary for me to book overnight accommodation at your expense near to your venue for either one or two nights depending on location and your requirements. If this is necessary I will confirm your agreement beforehand. 

 

Words and images

  1. You have my permission to include me in any photographs and videography that occurs during the Ceremony.

  2. You agree that I may use any images and stories from the event for any means of promotion, including advertising and display on websites or blogs, unless you tell me otherwise in advance. Such advertising would only be for the purposes of promoting www.pierslanecelebrant.eu and my work as a celebrant.

  3. You waive any right to payment, royalties or any other consideration for the use of the images or stories.

  4. I retain copyright of all material I have written for the ceremony in both draft and final form.

  5. You agree that you will not share, copy or reproduce in any way, any part of the written ceremony without my permission.
     

Cancellations
 

  1. The booking deposit is non-refundable, even in the event of a cancellation.

  2. Cancellations between the date of booking and three months before the wedding will be charged at 50% of the overall remaining cost.

  3. Cancellations between three months and one month before the wedding will be charged at 75% of the overall remaining cost.

  4. Cancellations less than one month before the date of the wedding will be charged in full.

  5. In the unlikely event that I am unable to perform the ceremony for unforeseen circumstances (i.e. hospitalization, road traffic accident, and/or transportation breakdown, etc.), I reserve the right to make reasonable attempts to provide a replacement Celebrant at no additional cost to yourselves. If I have to cancel the ceremony and cannot provide a replacement, I will, of course, refund all monies paid. Please note, in over 25 years I have never cancelled a ceremony!

Legal
 

  1. The ceremony is purely symbolic and has no legal merit. To be legally married requires you to be legally married elsewhere at a different time.

  2. I assume no responsibility for injury, damages or losses incurred by yourselves or your guests except to the extent of any negligence or misconduct by myself. You agree to be responsible for your guests' behaviour from their arrival to departure.

  3. You agree to pay for any and all injury or damages arising out of the event, except to the extent of any negligence or misconduct by myself.

  4. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold me harmless for any injury, property damage, liability, claim or other cause of action arising out of and/or related to your actions or your guest’s actions.

  5. I hold and retain the copyright of the ceremony I write for you (both where I am present, and where I write a script for someone else to use), thus meaning you cannot reproduce them for any other purpose than to be used at your wedding. Small portions of video are fine to be shared on any platform, but not the whole ceremony, please.
     


If you have any questions concerning these Terms and Conditions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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