Terms and Conditions - Agree?
This agreement is between the Celebrant (Stefania Cox) and the Client (Partner 1 and Partner 2, as above).
The Celebrant agrees:
a) To provide Celebrant services to the Client as detailed below:
b) Provide the agreed number of face-to-face consultations to prepare the ceremony.
c) Preparation of the ceremony to the wishes of the Client and agreed in writing.
d) Provide telephone and email consultations as agreed.
e) Respect the privacy and confidentiality of the Client.
f) Rehearsal of the agreed ceremony on site at a mutually convenient time, if required.
g) Provide full use of the Celebrant’s PA system in dry conditions, as applicable.
h) Ensure that the Celebrant’s personal presentation is of an appropriate standard.
i) Attendance at the time and location of the ceremony at least thirty minutes prior to the ceremony starting time.
j) Present the ceremony at the agreed time and location.
k) If applicable, ensure that all relevant marriage documents are completed and sent to the registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages within fourteen days after the marriage ceremony, as required by Section 50 of the Marriage Act 1961.
l) To grant permission to the Client for her to be included in all photographs and videography that occurs during the Ceremony.
The Celebrant retains copyright of all material she has written for the ceremony in both draft and final form.
If the Celebrant is unable to conduct the ceremony for any reason, the Client will be advised as soon as practicable and all reasonable efforts will be made by the Celebrant to arrange for the ceremony to be completed by another authorised celebrant, and the pre-agreed fee will be shared appropriately between both Celebrants.
The Celebrant will not be held liable or responsible for the ultimate satisfactory delivery of the ceremony in the event of disruption from children, pets, adult guests, participants or any other disturbance of any nature affecting the satisfactory delivery of the ceremony.
The Client agrees:
The total booking fee is payable to confirm the booking, unless otherwise arranged in writing with the Celebrant. This fee is non-refundable.
To pay the Celebrant’s fee in accordance with the instructions provided, namely:
a) By direct deposit to the Celebrant’s nominated bank account no later than the date specified by Celebrant in writing; or
b) Alternative method as agreed in writing with the Celebrant; and
c) Acknowledge that if full payment has not been made to the Celebrant in accordance with these terms then the Celebrant will not attend the ceremony.
d) That the refund of any fee is at the discretion of the Celebrant.
To advise the Celebrant immediately in writing of any change to the time, date or place of the ceremony. The Celebrant reserves the right to terminate the agreement and retain the booking fee should she be unable to conduct the ceremony due to the change. If the ceremony is to be changed to the alternative venue due to inclement weather, then the Couple is to inform the Celebrant in writing or by electronic message to ensure the Celebrant has sufficient time to travel to the alternative venue.
The Client acknowledge that the use of the Celebrant’s PA system is subject to favourable weather conditions and will not be used in circumstances where the PA unit may be exposed to harm, either by persons or the elements. Judgement will be at the Celebrant’s sole discretion. The Celebrant undertakes to use her best endeavours to ensure that the PA is fully functional and tested prior to the ceremony, however the Client acknowledge that equipment may malfunction from time to time and should the PA fail at any time prior, during, or after the ceremony, the Celebrant will not be held responsible.
Notice of cancellation of ceremony must be given to the Celebrant in writing or electronic message and the Celebrant reserves the right to retain the booking fee and other amounts paid.
That the celebrant reserves the right to leave the place of the ceremony 30 minutes after the agreed start time if the Client has not arrived or the ceremony cannot proceed for any reason outside the Celebrant’s control. That in the event of the above occurrence, the Client will liaise with the Celebrant to mutually agree on a later time and place for the Celebrant to perform the ceremony for an extra fee, payable in advance.
Pursuant to section 68A of the Trade Practices Act the following clause applies in respect of any of the goods or services supplied under this contract provided that this clause will not apply if the customer establishes that reliance on it would not be fair and reasonable. The Celebrant's liability in respect of breaches of express or implied conditions or warranties is limited to any one of the following as determined by the Celebrant:
(a) the replacement of or supply of equivalent service: or
(b) the payment of the cost of replacing the service or of acquiring equivalent service.
The Celebrant shall not be liable for any damage or compensation arising out of or in connection with, special, consequential, direct or indirect loss, damage, harm or injury suffered or incurred as a result of such a breach unless such liability is imposed on the Celebrant by the Act.
The Celebrant shall not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performance of the contract due to strikes, fires, explosions, flood, riot, lock-outs, injunction, interruption of or to transportation, accidents, inability to obtain supplies, war, governmental action or other circumstances beyond the Celebrant’s control.
The Client agrees that if the ceremony is delayed through no fault of the Celebrant, the Client will pay the Celebrant’s extra costs.
The Client agrees that they will not share, copy or reproduce in any way, any part of their written ceremony without the express permission of the Celebrant.
The Client grants permission for the Celebrant to use images of the ceremony that include the client on her website and in promotional material. Professional photographs used by the Celebrant will acknowledge the photographer and/or the photographic studio.
Regarding marriage ceremonies, the Client agrees:
To provide the Celebrant with all original documentation requested no later than one week prior to the wedding day, including any accredited translation documentation requested by the Celebrant.
Unless other arrangements have been agreed upon by both parties and recorded in writing or electronic messages, if the Client fails to provide all documentation requested to the Celebrant no later than one week prior to the day of the ceremony, the Celebrant reserves the right to not proceed with preparations for the ceremony and not officiate at the ceremony.
The Client undertakes to provide the Celebrant with accurate information, and acknowledge that any false statement or declaration may render them liable to prosecution penalties, which may include imprisonment.
The Client undertakes to advise the Celebrant as soon as practicable if either of them is taking prescribed medication or non-prescribed substances which may change their demeanour at the time of the ceremony.
The Client will provide two official witnesses to the ceremony who must be aged 18 or over and it is desirable that the witnesses know the couple to the marriage. If in the opinion of the Celebrant a proposed witness is not capable of being an official witness to the marriage, an alternative official witness must be used.
The Client acknowledges that they are not to arrive at the ceremony appearing to be inebriated or under the influence of any other substance. The Celebrant reserves the right not to proceed with the ceremony where either of the Client or nominated witnesses appear to be inebriated or under the influence of any other substance. Judgement as to inebriation or the Client being under the influence of alcohol or any other substance is at the Celebrant’s sole judgement.
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Yes, we agree!