| Simply Wed Houston
18344 Nightingale Dr.
Conroe, TX 77302
Contract for Service
I, ________________________________, wish to hire the services of Simply Wed Houston, who are authorized to perform the rite of marriage in the State of Texas, to perform my wedding ceremony on the date of _________________.
The ceremony location will be: ____________________________
Phone # _____________________
The ceremony will start at approx. _____________ pm / am.
I have read the complete description of what is included in the booking and all questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I agree to pay a $100.00 deposit as a non-refundable booking fee. I realize that payments on my final balance can be made at any time, however; I also understand that the entire balance must be paid on the date of the ceremony. I further understand that if my account is not paid in full prior to the wedding, Simply Wed will not attend or perform my wedding.
Upon signature and receipt of booking fee Simply Wed will reserve the time and date agreed upon to perform our wedding ceremony.
Cash, money orders or cashier’s checks are accepted. Credit card payments may be made through PayPal only (see our pay on-line page). Please make money order or cashier’s checks payable to: Gary Richburg. No personal checks please.
I also understand that it is my responsibility to acquire a valid marriage license in the state where the wedding ceremony will take place and that the marriage license must be on the premises when the ceremony is performed. I understand that failure to have these legal documents means that Simply Wed cannot legally perform the ceremony and are under no obligation to do so, regardless of the inconvenience it may cause. The Officiant may at his/her discretion perform a symbolic ceremony, which will have no legal merit, and perform another ceremony in private for the couple once the legal documents are presented, for an additional fee. I will consult with my local court/city clerk to find the exact requirements for my area.
I acknowledge that the booking fee is non-refundable once contract is signed. If I must change the date of my wedding no addition fees apply if the date is available. If my new date is not available, the change will be considered a cancellation and I will forfeit the deposit. However, if Simply Wed cancels the wedding, we will receive a 100% refund on all payments made. For cancellations within 30 days of the wedding date, there are no refunds, and 100% of the payment will be forfeited.
____________If I change the date of the wedding the following rules will apply: If Simply Wed has the new date available; they will simply change our date and re-reserve it under the new date with no additional fees involved. However, if Simply Wed is already obligated for the new date I have chosen, and is unable to officiate my wedding on the new date, then the initial security deposit is forfeited and Simply Wed is relieved of all responsibilities set forth in this contract.
_________ A completed Contract and the booking fee must be received to reserve the date and time of the Officiant for our ceremony. The non-refundable booking fee reserves our date and time. The booking fee is applied toward the total cost for services. The balance of the fee is due the day of the ceremony. I understand that if booking fees and/or final payments are not received by the due date, my ceremony will be cancelled and the booking fee will not be refunded. For any booking fee or payment that is dishonored by our financial institution for any reason, we agree that there is an additional charge of $50.00.
_________ Officiant agrees to arrive at the Wedding address or location listed on the contract at the agreed upon time for any rehearsal and at least 30 minutes prior to the wedding ceremony to insure compliance with his/her overall schedule. Couple understands that they must adhere to these times, but we do understand weddings do not always go as planned and will accommodate for weddings that start later than scheduled as our schedule permits.
__________In the event the Officiant is prohibited from officiating at the Couple's ceremony as planned due to hospitalization, auto accident, transportation breakdown/disruption, traffic difficulties or other unforeseen incapacitation on the day of the ceremony, Simply Wed will make every attempt to provide for a substitute Officiant who can provide substantially the same level of service or provide a 100% refund.
All parties agree that this Agreement is the sole binding agreement, relating to the performance or officiating of the Ceremony, between all parties involved and may only be altered, amended, or invalidated by a separate written agreement executed by all parties to this original agreement. No verbal, non-written, or other informal agreement shall apply or be held binding to either party.
This Agreement shall be governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.
I acknowledge receiving a true and accurate copy of this Agreement.
Gary and Val Richburg, Simply Wed Houston
Total Fees: ________________
Deposit: ___________________was paid on _____________
Balance____________________ due by__________________
Approx. number of guests _________________
Bride or Grooms Address ____________________________________
Best phone #s ____________________________________________
Bride's full name __________________________________________
Groom’s full name ________________________________________
Email address ____________________________________________