1. Tie the knot with Tony AGREEMENT:
This Tie the Knot with Tony (the "Agreement") is made between Anthony Cox (the "Officiant") and Client/Clients with respect to Client's wedding ceremony scheduled as detailed above (the "Event").
tl;dr ("too long; didn't read"): In this doc, you’re “Client,” I’m “Officiant,” and your ceremony is “Event.”
Officiant agrees to provide Wedding Officiant Services ("Services") for Client at the date, time and location as specified in the above fields. Officiant Services include the wedding workshop, full ceremony script, original story, rehearsal, officiating the wedding, and registration of the marriage.
tl;dr: I give you all the services we discussed in our meetup, and we agree that your wedding is happening at the time and place you specified above.
The "Ceremony Start Time" listed above shall be considered the actual Event Start Time and not Guest "Arrival" or "Invitation" time. Client agrees to do everything in their power to begin within twenty (20) minutes of the "Ceremony Start Time" 4pm as specified in the Agreement.
tl;dr: Try not to start more than 20 minutes late.
Changes to this Agreement including, but not limited to the date, time, and/or location of the Event must be communicated in writing by Client and approved by Officiant in writing before it is confirmed.
tl;dr: If you wanna make changes, you gotta tell me in writing, and I gotta agree to them.
5. FEES AND RETAINER:
The total cost of the Event Services is $300.00; this includes all officiating Services and travel. A non-refundable 50% Retainer equal to $50% is to be paid to activate this Agreement, at which point the Officiant will start providing Services. The remaining balance shall be received by Officiant with the Retainer. If additional travel fees are required, they will be stipulated beforehand in an email by the Officiant at the time of Retainer. If Client does not remit payment as specified, Officiant has the right to end this Agreement without further obligation to refund money, including the Retainer, or to perform Services at the Event.
The Retainer can be applied to another date and time as long as Client requests change in writing at least seven (7) days prior to the Event date and Officiant is available. If Officiant is not available at the new date and/or time, all fees paid in excess of the Retainer will be refunded upon request from Client.
tl;dr: My services costis stated above, and there are no other fees unless I ask before your Retainer payment. I ask for a non-refundable Retainer of 50% up front, and then you pay the balance 2 weeks before your wedding. If you need to cancel on me, you can do that up to 7 days before the wedding and get back anything you paid over and above the Retainer. If you cancel less than 7 days before your wedding, I keep the fee.
6. CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS:
Cancellations must be communicated in writing. If written notice of Cancellation of Services is provided by Client at least seven (7) days prior to the Event date, all fees paid in excess of the Retainer will be refunded. If written notice of Cancellation of Services is provided by Client less than seven (7) days prior to the Event date, Client shall be responsible for full payment of Services, except for travel fees, if applicable. If written notice of Cancellation of Services is not provided by Client, Client shall be responsible for full payment of Services, including travel fees, if applicable.
In the unlikely event that the Officiant is unable to perform the ceremony for unforeseen circumstances (i.e. hospitalization, automobile accident, and/or transportation breakdown, etc.), Officiant shall be allowed to make reasonable attempts to provide a replacement Officiant at no additional cost to Client. In event Officiant must cancel this Agreement for Services, Client shall be refunded the full fees paid for the Services, including the Retainer.
tl;dr: If you need to cancel, you can do that in writing up to 7 days before the wedding and get back anything you paid over and above the Retainer. If you cancel less than 7 days before your wedding or don’t tell me in writing, I keep the money. If I can’t be at your ceremony due to illness or accident and I can’t get a replacement officiant or I need to cancel on you (extremely unlikely!), you get all your money back.
If the Event includes a sand ceremony, unity candle, flower ceremony and/or any other special feature, Client is responsible for furnishing all equipment needed to perform such feature(s).
tl;dr: You have to bring your own extra props or elements for rituals in the ceremony.
8. IMAGE RELEASE:
Client agrees that Officiant may use any images and stories from the Event for any means of promotion, including advertising and display on websites or blogs, unless otherwise stated by Client in writing. Clients waive any right to payment, royalties or any other consideration for the use of the images or stories.
tl;dr: I can use photos and scripting from this wedding to promote Tie the knot with Tony unless you say no.
9. MARRIAGE LICENSE:
It is the Client's responsibility to acquire a valid Texas marriage license, if applicable, and have the marriage license at the Event when the Services are rendered.
tl;dr: You gotta get your own marriage license and bring it to the ceremony.
You are fully protected. Tie the knot with Tony does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable or payment information.
tl;dr: What happens in Tie the knot with Tony’s databases stays in Tie the knot with Tony’s databases.