Terms & Conditions

“We” are:
“You” are: named clients

1. Definitions

In this agreement:

“Assignment”: means the project of work set out in the proposal.
“Deposit”: means the advance payment to secure the date and to allow the Celebrant to commence work on the Assignment and is described in clause 2.2.

“Event”: “Fees”: “Services”: Assignment. “Terms”:

2. Price and payment

means the event where the Assignment is to be delivered by the Celebrant. means money paid, or owed to the Celebrant by the Client for the Services means the goods and services provided by the Celebrant as part of the

means these Terms and Conditions.

Susan McGregor trading as Susan McGregor Celebrant of 5 Salter Close,

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7EQ.

  1. The price for the Assignment is set out in the proposal. There is no VAT. The price includes all advance planning, preparations and delivery of Services at the Event, as detailed. The price is paid as set out below and excludes any expenses that will be incurred by the Celebrant which will be notified to the Client separately and agreed in writing. Expenses will be agreed separately and may include extra travel expenses and travel and attendance at any rehearsal before the event.
  2. A Deposit of 20% of the price shall be paid upon entering this agreement and the Celebrant’s invoice for the Deposit will follow – please refer carefully to Clause 3.
  3. A final payment of the balance of the price shall be paid no less than 28 days before the Event.
  4. The price and any expenses shall be the Fees of the Celebrant.
  5. The Celebrant requires the Client to sign off the content of the Assignment no later than 7 days before the Event. There may be an administrative charge for late content changes not finalised 7 days or more before the Event to cover the cost of extra printing and administrationThere is no guarantee that the Celebrant will accept or include any late changes to the content of the Assignment after the 7-day deadline.
  6. The Client grants the Celebrant consent to use any work or images created in this Assignment to show off their services, together with the right to display non-identifiable images as part of their portfolio and to write about the Assignment on websites, social media accounts and in any marketing materials. If you do not wish to grant this consent, you must confirm this in writing within 7 days of entering into this agreement.

3. Cancellation of agreement
The Assignment can be cancelled by either party in writing or by email subject to the matters set

out in this clause.

3.2 3.2.1 If the Celebrant cancels the Assignment, except in accordance with clause 3.2.2, the Fees (less any incurred expenses) will be repaid to the Client within 14 days of cancellation, and no further refunds, sum or compensation will be payable to the Client by the Celebrant arising from such cancellation.

3.2.2 The Services may also be terminated if payment of the Fees is not made in accordance with the Terms, or if the Client commits a material breach of any of the Terms and fails to remedy the breach within 14 days of being notified in writing, or the Client makes any statements or behaves in any way or requests the Celebrant to undertake any actions that are discriminatory, illegal or immoral, or if the Client enters into any form of insolvency arrangement or suspends its business. Upon termination, the Client shall immediately pay any outstanding sums to the Celebrant.

3.3 3.3.1 If the Client cancels the Assignment within 14 days of entering into this agreement, then the Deposit shall be repaid to the Client in full.

3.3.2 If the Client seeks to cancel this Assignment 14 days after entering this agreement but more than 28 days before the Event then the Deposit shall be forfeited, any expenses incurred as at the date of cancellation must be paid by the Client, and those paid shall also be non- refundable. No further Fees will be due from the Client to the Celebrant.

3.3.3 If the Client seeks to cancel the Assignment less than 28 days before the Event then the Deposit will be forfeited. Any expenses incurred as at the date of cancellation must be paid by the Client, and those paid shall also be non-refundable. In addition, a cancellation fee will be immediately due, which shall be 100% of the Fees less any Fees already paid.

3.4  If the Client seeks to rearrange the date of the Services and/or the Event, this will be entirely at the absolute discretion of the Celebrant, and subject to their availability on the proposed rearranged date. In any event, a rearrangement of the date of the Services will be deemed a cancellation by you and our cancellation terms shall apply, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Celebrant.

3.5  The Services supplied shall be provided from the date, at a location and for a period of time agreed in writing from time to time. The Services shall terminate when they are completed, and all payments have been made in full. Variations to the Services may only be agreed in writing. Services outside the scope of the proposal may attract additional charges.

4. General Conditions:

4.1  Verbal or email instructions by the Client to proceed will constitute an acceptance in full of theseTerms and Conditions.

4.2  The Fees will be paid after invoices are rendered from time to time. No VAT is applicable. Payment terms are 7 days, and payment is not deemed to have been made until the Fees have been paid in full. If payment is not made in full and within time the Services may be suspended and payment in advance may be required before the Services are re – commenced.

4.3  The Celebrant reserves the right to require some or all of the Fees to be paid in advance of the commencement of Services where applicable and agreed in writing. If payment is not made in accordance with these Terms, the Celebrant reserves the right to charge an administration fee of £50.00 plus interest at the rate prescribed by the Late Payment of Commercial Debt (Interest) Act 1998 from the date payment was due until the date payment is made.

4.4  The Celebrant shall use reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates, but times shall be estimates only, save for the date of the Event itself.

4.5  Each party will keep the confidential information of the other party and any third party confidential and secret, and only use it for the purposes of supplying the Services or making proper use of the Services. Each party recognises and accepts its obligations with regard to the control and the processing of personal data under the current data protection legislation and regulations. For more information on this, please see our privacy notice on our website.

4.6  The Celebrant will use reasonable care and skill in performing the Services. Where any valid claim in respect of the Services is made (in Contract or in Tort) the total liability of the Celebrant will not exceed the return of all payments received, and thus the limit of liability shall not exceed the value of the Services provided, or the Fees paid.

4.7  The Celebrant’s liability in respect of any loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of profits, loss of anticipated savings, loss of use or for any other consequential, special or indirect loss or damage will be NIL.

4.8  Nothing in these Terms will exclude or limit liability for death or serious injury caused by the Celebrant’s negligence.

4.9  NOTE: The Celebrant operates a zero-tolerance policy to anti-social or abusive behaviour by the Client or their guests. If the Celebrant, or their staff or representatives, are subjected to unacceptable levels of verbal abuse, drunken or lewd behaviour or actual or perceived threats, the Celebrant shall be entitled to immediately withdraw the Services and leave the site without penalty or refund to the Client.

If the Celebrant is limited or hindered from providing Services booked by the Client due to circumstances beyond its control e.g. government intervention, Acts of God, civil disturbance, war, national or local disaster, strikes, labour disputes, epidemic and or pandemic, then the liability of the Celebrant to the Client shall not exceed the amount paid by the Client for the Services. The Deposit shall be non-refundable, (being an approximation of the value of Services already rendered and or expenses incurred) and the Celebrant shall (where the value of the Services already delivered to the Client or expenses incurred is greater than the value of the Deposit) be entitled to be paid additionally for all Services delivered to the Client up to that point. The Celebrant shall not be liable for any additional losses incurred by the Client in such circumstances.

4.11  The Celebrant asserts intellectual property rights, including copyright, over the written materials produced by the Celebrant as part of the Services. The written materials shall not be reproduced, copied, shared or used elsewhere without the written permission of the
Celebrant. All rights are entirely reserved by the Celebrant.

4.12  The Celebrant reserves the right to use images of work undertaken during the Services for marketing, promotional, competition and editorial purposes. If you do not wish to give consent to this use of the work or your image, then you must confirm this by email within 14 days of entering into this agreement.

4.13  If the Assignment involves a wedding, then it may not be legally recognised in England and Wales. You must also satisfy the legal requirements and attend a Registry Office or have a registrar be in attendance at a registered venue if you wish to be legally married and to register the marriage. The Celebrant can offer no legal advice

4.14  Nothing in these terms is intended to create a partnership or joint venture between the Celebrant and the Client, and no party has the right to act as agent for the other or to bind the other party in any way.

4.15  These Terms and any dispute arising from them shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.

v. August 2022