Jesse J. Clark “No-they never read their contract and the people that do read your contract try to change all your terms.???
Joe Hodgson Photo, Joe Hodgson -, “This is the generation of brides that signs contracts electronically without ever reading them e.g. iTunes Terms.???
Pixel Dust Photography, Eric Butler-, “As a photographer, I did have a client recently who wanted to revise their contract and make it clear that people at their wedding could take pictures with their cell phones as they thought my contract forbade it.???
Randal Stout Entertainment, Randal Stout , “ Nobody reads contracts. My contract is not complicated and the only thing that is ever a concern is if they cancel their wedding they still have to pay. For those that have more complicated contracts such as photographers, videographers or wedding venues, the brides and grooms not reading the contracts must cause some real problems. That wedding professional would have to say all too often, “it states that in the contract.???
Chicago Wedding DJs, Peter Merkle, “ We want to make the sale. Going through the contract terms is not sexy and can be a downer at the end of your fabulous sales presentation. But there CAN be some enticing terms that reinforce the decision if you take the time to go over the contract in your sales presentation.???
Parkway Florist, “Giving you a NON REFUNDABLE RETAINER hires you. Your contract should specify the terms and conditions. A deposit means that they can get the money that they can get the money back. Use the word retainer not deposit.”
Harpist, Meg Rodgers, “ Brides and grooms sign contracts they don’t really read. I have taken to contacting them closer to the wedding date if the weather looks questionable and reminding them that I have a clause requiring a shelter if it is threatening rain and a heater if it is below 60 degrees and they always seem surprised. Since I send my contracts electronically maybe I will change the color of some sections in my contract to draw attention to the clauses.???
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