In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreement herein contained, The Officiant and The Couple agree to the following terms and conditions:
THE OFFICIANT’S RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Officiant shall perform a marriage ceremony for The Couple on the agreed upon date at the agreed upon time and location as submitted to The Officiant.
The Officiant warrants that he is a professional officiant, recognized as a legally ordained minister, fully qualified to officiate wedding ceremonies of all marriages in North Carolina, Virginia and most states in the U.S.
The Officiant will provide the following services under the terms of this agreement:
A preliminary confirmation reserving the date, time and location of the wedding ceremony as indicated by The Couple.
Creation of the ceremony.
Performance of the ceremony.
The Officiant shall complete and execute the marriage license and file (mail) said license in accordance with the instructions set forth by the jurisdiction from where the license was obtained.
THE COUPLE’S RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Couple understands that they must obtain a Marriage License at the appropriate jurisdiction for which the ceremony will be performed and shall provide said Marriage License to The Officiant to review and execute on the day of the ceremony. The Couple has been informed and fully understands that if a valid marriage license is not presented with government issued identification to the Officiant BEFORE the ceremony is performed, the Officiant cannot perform a legally valid marriage ceremony.
The Couple shall not change the date, time or location of the wedding as listed without first contacting and advising The Officiant of said change so as to determine if The Officiant is still available to perform the ceremony. The Couple also understands and recognizes that The Officiant performs other wedding ceremonies for other couples and such change of date, time, or location without first notifying The Officiant, or any excessive lateness (30 minutes & over) of the originally scheduled wedding ceremony time may prevent The Officiant from performing the ceremony. If The Couple does change the date, time, or location of the scheduled wedding ceremony, and The Officiant is unavailable to perform the ceremony, then The Officiant reserves the right to cancel the performance of their ceremony, and shall in no way be held responsible or liable in any manner whatsoever for non-performance.
If The Officiant can still perform the wedding ceremony on the new date, time, and location, then this agreement shall be canceled and a new agreement entered into reflecting the new date, time and location.
The Couple agrees to pay The Officiant a ceremony performance fee of $300 plus any mutually agreed upon additional services and/or travel expenses previously agreed upon. To reserve the ceremony date, a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit in the amount of $100.00 shall be remitted with this agreement (made payable by check made out to “James Davis.”//Mobile payment information is as follows: Cash App username - “iamjamesdavis”/Venmo App - “James-Davis-834” ). The balance of the ceremony fee remaining, in the amount of $200, must be paid in the form of cash, check or mobile payment by the day of the ceremony before the ceremony. If payment is not received by this time, the time and date reservations are canceled and may be booked by other parties, without exception and without notice. If The Couple needs to make partial payments, they may do so as long as payment in full is received by the ceremony date. Reservations made with less than 30 days remaining until the wedding require a 100% non-refundable payment. Should reservations be canceled by The Couple, the deposit is nonrefundable.
A deposit of $100.00 must be paid in advance and is required to book a date and time for a wedding. Deposits are not refundable should the wedding be canceled for any reason. This deposit will be applied to rescheduled ceremonies.
REFUSAL: The Officiant reserves the right to refuse any request for a reservation and further reserves the right to refuse to perform any service that he is not comfortable with, even though a reservation was accepted. If a wedding service that has been reserved is not performed, then a refund shall be due in the same form it was received.
LATE FEES: The Officiant may waive the late fee charge, at his/her discretion. No refund will be given if The Officiant is not able to perform the ceremony because of any delays beyond the stipulated time period. If for ANY reason the ceremony starts 30 minutes or more after it is scheduled, The Officiant will charge an additional $50.00 per half hour if required to wait more than 29 minutes past the scheduled starting time. Said fee is due paid prior to the signing of the marriage license. The ability of The Officiant to wait more than 30 minutes will be solely at his discretion. If The Couple wishes to void this clause and reserve The Officiant’s services for the entire day, there will be an additional $250.00 charge, and this must be agreed upon according to the availability of The Officiant at the time of contract signing.
ADD ON CEREMONY ITEMS: The Couple accepts responsibility for purchasing items needed to perform any of the smaller ceremonies that they may wish to include in their ceremony (i.e. Unity or memory candles, wine, roses, sand, breakable glass). If The Couple requests any special provisions from The Officiant, these details should be submitted in writing no later than three weeks prior to the ceremony date.
GENERAL PROVISIONS: The Officiant shall arrive at the wedding location 30 minutes prior to the time of the wedding ceremony, and 20 minutes prior to any scheduled rehearsals. The Couple fully understands and agrees that The Officiant shall not be responsible or held liable in the event The Officiant is prohibited from performing The Couple’s wedding ceremony due to illness, hospitalization, auto accident, transportation breakdown/disruption, traffic difficulties, acts of God such as hurricanes or inclement weather or other unforeseen incapacitation or other cause of non-arrival on the day of the ceremony. The Officiant will make every attempt to notify The Couple and to provide a substitute Officiant who can perform a wedding ceremony if time and resources permit. In any event, The Officiant, their agents and assigns shall NOT be held liable for any compensation or any damages (including punitive) due to non-performance of any ceremony/function resulting from such incapacitations, non-arrival, errors and/or omissions of any type.
IMAGES: The Couple gives permission and shall allow The Officiant to post a photograph(s) of them with The Officiant on The Officiant’s website for viewing by the internet community. The Couple acknowledges that this is for promotional purposes only and they do not expect to receive any compensation of any kind. There shall be no expiration for this permission.
The Officiant gives permission and shall allow The Couple to use any photographs, videos, or other recording media in which The Officiant is in, or part of, in any manner or for any purpose they wish.
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and may not be modified except in writing signed by both parties or by the acknowledgment of email received by both parties. No other representations or promises have been made except those that are set out in this agreement.
If any part of this agreement is adjudged invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining parts shall not be affected and remain in full force and effect.
PAYMENT TERMS: A deposit of $100.00 is due at contract signing to reserve your date and is not refundable. The balance ($200) of total fee ($300) is due by the day of the ceremony.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto agree to the terms and conditions as described above and have caused this contract to be signed on the dates indicated below, but effective as of the effective date.