Simple Wedding Planner Contract Truths to Know with Caroline Fox

Simple Wedding Planner Contract Truths to Know with Caroline Fox
These simple wedding planner contract tips will help you better serve your couples, save time, and build stronger connections.

With so much at stake when it comes to planning a wedding, it is crucial to have a strong contract in place with your wedding planner. That’s why I asked Caroline from Engaged Legal to join us for this live chat. As an expert in wedding planner contracts, Caroline knows all the ins and outs of creating simple and effective legal documents that protect both parties throughout the planning process.

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Whether you are looking for guidance on contract terms or just want some reassurance that your arrangement is sound, Caroline has you covered. So don’t miss out on this opportunity to get expert advice from one of the best in the business – tune in now!


Caroline is a hard worker, a boss lady, and a proud member of the crazy-dog-mom club. She’s also an attorney, a former collegiate cheerleader, and proud Richmond, Virginia transplant. She is legal educator who provides tips and templates for wedding professionals.


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Sometimes after the show has ended, the guest and I will have an expended conversation about some of the nuggets they shared. Or sometimes we only touch on a subject I wished we would have discussed just a little bit more. Or the topics we talked about inspired other thoughts I want you to know more about. Either way, below you’ll find some gems I would like you to to chew on.

What is a wedding planner contract?

A wedding planner contract is a legally binding agreement between a wedding planner and their client. The contract outlines the duties of the wedding planner, as well as the expectations of the client. The contract should also include a payment schedule and cancellation policy. A wedding planner contract can help to protect both the wedding planner and the client by clearly defining the terms of the relationship.

What is a typical wedding cancellation policy?

A wedding cancellation policy is a set of guidelines that dictates what will happen if a client decides to cancel their contract. The policy will typically specify how far in advance the cancellation must be made in order to receive a refund, as well as any other conditions that must be met in order for the refund to be given. While wedding cancellation policies can vary significantly from one vendor to another, they are generally designed to protect both the wedding planner and the couple from losses that may occur as a result of a cancellation.

Is a wedding deposit refundable?

When it comes to contracting a wedding with a client, one of the first things they will need to do is put down a deposit. In the industry though we call this a “retainer” and this the language you should be using in your contracts. A retainer is nonrefundable where as deposit is. This retainer (with a signed contract) secures your services and ensures that they’ll be available on your wedding day. But what happens if a couple needs to cancel their contract with you? Is your deposit refundable? The answer to this question depends on your wedding contract. Generally speaking though, wedding deposits are non-refundable with vendors. However, some contracts may allow for a partial refund if your client cancels within a certain time period.

Simple Wedding Planner Contract Last Words

Having a clear understanding of what is expected from both parties will help reduce any potential conflict or misunderstandings down the road. If you don’t have a contract yet, make sure to get one soon! If you’re ready to take the plunge and buy your own wedding planner contract, we’ve got just the thing. Caroline’s Wedding & Event Planner Contract is designed to protect both you and your couple, so that everyone knows their responsibilities upfront. Plus, it’s customizable so you can make sure all the details of couple’s big day are included. Head over to our shop now to buy yours!


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These simple wedding planner contract tips will help you better serve your couples, save time, and build stronger connections.

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