Monday, December 10, 2007

Vendor Contracts - Part 1

This week I am going to give you some basic tips on things to look for in your vendor contracts, because after all planning a wedding is all about Contracts, Contracts, Contracts - just like a realtor is all about Locations, Location, Location - you can't have a wedding unless you KNOW for certain that things will take place and your insurance is that there is a solid contract. Let's start with Photography - here are some things to keep an eye out for:

  • All locations where the photographer will be expected to take photographs with addresses and starting times.

  • Estimated number of hours included i the package or allotted for your wedding day

  • The name of the acceptable substitute in case of an emergency

  • The names of the photographer that will be working for you and any assistants

  • Number of camera that will be used, and which formats

  • Number of proofs and if they belong to you afterwards or if the photographer remains in possession of them

  • Schedule for delivering your proofs and/or final album

  • What is the total cost

  • Is there an overtime fee?

  • Cancellation or refund policy

  • Do you have to feed your photographer? If so, what?

These are all things that seem like "Duh!" things to know, but you'd be surprised what might surprise you!


Elizabeth Anne Designs said...

this is a great idea! it's so helpful to post on these things for those that can't or don't have a planner - so many people have issues with contracts!

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