FEES AND RETAINER:
A non-refundable retainer in the amount of one hundred ($100) dollars is to be paid at which point the Officiant will reserve the date and time of the Ceremony for the Couple and the Officiant will set aside the date and time for your wedding. Access to our client Wedding Ceremony Portal will also be made available to the Couple at that time containing valuable information and resources for the Wedding Ceremony. Regrettably we are not able put your ceremony time/date on a hold status without payment of the retainer.
The full balance of any unpaid fees including ceremony fees, and travel fees, rehearsal fees, if applicable, shall be received by the Officiant thirty (30) days prior to the date of the Ceremony.
The Retainer is transferable to another date and time as long as the Couple requests the change in writing at least thirty (30) days prior to the Ceremony date and the Officiant is available. If the Officiant is not available at the new date and/or time, all fees paid in excess of the Retainer will be refunded upon request from the Couple.
FORMS OF PAYMENT:
The Retainer and the Final Balance may be made electronically via bank e-transfer, PayPal or credit card.
We ask for certain personal information for use in the preparation of the Couple’s wedding ceremony and to complete required legal documents pursuant to the Marriage Act of Ontario. We keep your personal information up-to-date, accurate and relevant for its intended use. We rely on the Couple to let us know if their address, telephone number or other information they provide to us changes, so that we may provide you with the best possible service.
Under no circumstance will we lend, sell or otherwise distribute this information to any other group, organization, or commercial entity.
Changes to the wedding ceremony including, but not limited to the date, time, and/or location of the Wedding Ceremony must be communicated in writing by the Couple and approved by the Officiant with respect to availability in writing before it is confirmed.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS:
Cancellations must be communicated in writing. If written notice of Cancellation of Services is provided by the Couple at least thirty (30) days prior to the Ceremony Date, all fees paid in excess of the Retainer will be refunded. If written notice of Cancellation of Services is provided by the Couple less than thirty (30) days prior to the Ceremony date, the Couple shall be responsible for full payment of Services, except for travel fees, if applicable.
If written notice of Cancellation of Services is not provided by the Couple, the Couple shall be responsible for full payment of Services, including travel fees, if applicable. If written notice of Cancellation of Services is provided by the Couple, the Officiant shall be released to make commercially reasonable attempts to re-book the date and time of the Ceremony.
In the unlikely event that the Officiant is unable to perform the ceremony due to unforeseen circumstances, the Officiant will provide a replacement Officiant at no additional cost to the Couple.
The “Ceremony Start Time” advised by you shall be considered to be the actual Ceremony Start Time and not “Guest Arrival” time. Any changes to the Ceremony Start Time shall be communicated by the Couple to the Officiant, in writing, thirty (30) days prior to the Ceremony Date. Changes in the Ceremony Start Time shall be subject to the availability of the Officiant.
It is the Couple’s responsibility to acquire a valid Ontario marriage licence and provide the marriage licence to the Officiant in advance of the Ceremony when the Services are rendered. The Couple must be aware that failure to have a valid marriage licence at the time of the Ceremony means that the Officiant cannot legally perform the marriage.
The validity, construction and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Province of Ontario.