Terms And Conditions

THIS   CEREMONY  AGREEMENT  (THE “AGREEMENT”)  IS MADE  BETWEEN   TIE THE  KNOT   CEREMONIES,  LLC (“COMPANY”)  AND THE  CLIENTS  HEREIN  IDENTIFIED (“CLIENTS”)     WITH  RESPECT TO  CLIENTS’  WEDDING, RENEWAL,    COMMITMENT      OR   OTHER  CEREMONY   SCHEDULED  AND / OR   PERFORMED   AS       DETAILED 

ON   THE   AGREEMENT  (  “WEDDING   CEREMONY    AGREEMENT   AND / OR     PERSONALIZATION  /  ORDER”  ).


I.  SERVICES:  TIE  THE  KNOT  CEREMONIES,   LLC   SHALL   RENDER   THE        SERVICES          DESCRIBED  ( THE “SERVICES”),   ON   THE   DATE  STATED,  FOR  CLIENTS  BY  PROVIDING  AN  OFFICIANT (“THE   OFFICIANT”) TO PERFORM     CLIENTS’      CEREMONY     AT     THE   PRE -  DETERMINED    TIME       AND     LOCATION      AND  /  OR    ISSUE   A    CONFIDENTIAL   MARRIAGE   LICENSE.


II.  FEES:  FEE ARE AS  POSTED ON THE   WEBSITE UNDER  “FEEE & SERVICES.”   IF A FEE  FOR  SERVICE  HAS  A MAXIMUM   NUMBER  OF  GUESTS   ASSOCIATED WITH THAT FEE AND THAT MAXIMUM   NUMBER IS EXCEEDED, THE   FEE WILL    INCREASE  TO THE   NEXT    HIGHER  POSTED   FEE.  THIS  INCREASE  WILL  BE    DUE   BEFORE THE    CEREMONY     BEGINS          PAYABLE    IN    CASH    OR    CHARGED    TO    THE    CREDIT    CARD    ON    FILE. 

 

III.  PAYMENT:    A    NON - REFUNDABLE   DEPOSIT  ( “RETAINER” )  OF    ONE  HUNDRED    DOLLARS   ($100.00) IS      REQUIRED    IN     ORDER     TO    RESERVE     THE   COMPANIES     SERVICES.  NO   DATES     WILL    BE   HELD UNTIL   THE  RETAINER    IS PAID. THE REMAINING    BALANCE IS DUE ONE   WEEK      PRIOR TO THE CEREMONY ( OR    PRIOR TO THE    ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE OF MARRIGE ).  OFFICIANT  SHALL  NOT    BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE CEREMONY (OR ISSUE A LICENSE) UNLESS THE REMAINING BALANCE HAS BEEN PAID.      IF    PAYING     WITH    CREDIT / DEBIT     CARD      OR PAYPAL,    A   4%   PROCESSING         FEE    WILL    BE ADDED         TO THE TOTAL.        ALL PRICES LISTED     ON THE      WEBSITE ARE THE DISCOUNTED CASH PRICES.


IV.  RECONFIRMATION:. IT IS        REQUIRED    THAT  YOU  (  CLIENTS  )     MAKE  DIRECT PHONE  AND/OR  EMAIL CONTACT WITH   THE OFFICIANT   ONE    WEEK PRIOR TO  YOUR CEREMONY TO RECONFIRM START TIMES AND CONTENT OF YOUR   CEREMONY. (THIS APPLIES FOR  WEDDINGS BOOKED MORE THAN ONE WEEK OUT).  THIS IS      REQUIRED  TO  ASSURE      THAT WE   ARE ALL      ON THE  SAME   PAGE, THAT THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO CEREMONY   DETAILS  AND THAT   WE ARE FULLY   PREPARED TO PERFORM YOUR   CEREMONY AS REQUESTED.


V.  SCHEDULE AND OVERTIME:  BY SIGNING (OR VERBALLY AGREEING TO) THIS AGREEMENT AND RESERVING THE SPECIFIC SERVICES FOR THEIR CEREMONY,  CLIENTS AGREE THAT THE CEREMONY SHALL BEGIN AT THE  SPECIFIED TIME. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE                    OFFICIANT IS ABLE TO  BEGIN THE CEREMONY AT THE SCHEDULED TIME IN ORDER TO STAY ON SCHEDULE FOR OTHER SCHEDULED WEDDINGS      AND       EVENTS. CLIENTS UNDERSTAND THAT THEY MAY BE CHARGED TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS   ($25.00)      PER EVERY FIFTEEN (15) MINUTES (OR PART) THAT THE CEREMONY STARTS AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME.   THE OFFICIANT IS NOT REQUIRED TO REMAIN MORE THAN THIRTY ( 30 ) MINUTES PAST THE SCHEDULED  START TIME,    AND MAY  LEAVE WITHOUT PERFORMING  THE   CEREMONY AT   HIS/HER DISCRETION WITHOUT  COMPENSATION.  IF CLIENTS    HAVE    GIVEN    THEIR    GUESTS  AN   “INVITATION TIME  BUT INTEND TO START THE  CEREMONY 

LATER     THAN    THE  INVITATION   TIME,    THIS  MUST   BE   ISSUED  PRIOR   TO   RESERVING  THE COMPANIES   SERVICES AND THE COMPANY  SHOULD BE   GIVEN THE   ACTUAL EXPECTED START TIME.    SCHEDULE    AND  LOCATION    CHANGES   MADE   AFTER A    RESERVATION   IS     CONFIRMED MAY    RESULT   IN      ADDITIONAL  CHARGES    FOR    TIME  (  AT   THE  RATE OF $25.00  PER 15     MINUTES     OR    PART THEREOF )   AND TRAVEL   EXPENSES,   AS  SPECIFIED ABOVE.


VI.  DATE CHANGES:  SHOULD    CLIENTS WANT,    OR NEED,    TO CHANGE THE DATE OF THE CEREMONY,   THE $100.00   DEPOSIT MAY   BE  TRANSFERABLE   (FOR SAME CLIENTS)  TO ANOTHER DATE,    IF  THE  COMPANY  IS NOTIFIED AT LEAST SEVEN   ( 7 )   DAYS PRIOR TO THE ORIGINAL   CEREMONY DATE  AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE REQUESTED NEW DATE.     A $50.00 RE-BOOKING FEE MAY APPLY.   IF NOTICE    IS GIVEN   LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS  PRIOR  TO THE  ORIGINAL  CEREMONY  DATE ( OR THE NEW DATE IS NOT AVAILABLE ),   CLIENTS MAY  BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FULL FEE FOR THE SERVICES, AS WELL AS AN ADDITIONAL FEE FOR SERVICES ON THE RESCHEDULED   CEREMONY   DATE.  THE CEREMONY   DATE MAY   ONLY BE CHANGED TO  A   DATE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE DATE THE ORIGINAL DEPOSIT WAS PLACED.


VII.  CANCELLATION:  IF CLIENTS    CANCEL THE CEREMONY,    OR DECIDE THAT THEY   DO NOT   REQUIRE THE SERVICES OF TIE THE KNOT CEREMONIES OR  THEIR OFFICIANT AFTER PAYING THE DEPOSIT,   AND NOTICE IS GIVEN MORE THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ORIGINAL CEREMONY DATE,  THE $100.00 DEPOSIT WILL BE FORFITED.    IF NOTICE OF   CANCELLATION     OF   THE SERVICES   IS   GIVEN WITHIN SEVEN   ( 7 )  DAYS OF THE ORIGINAL   CEREMONY  DATE   OR   AFTER  FINAL PAYMENT IS   MADE,    CLIENTS SHALL BE   RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT        OF      THE       FULL      FEE    FOR    THE                SERVICES   (    LESS   ANY     TRAVEL    SURCHARGE). 


VIII.  SPECIFIC OFFICIANT:  IN   THE      EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY     OR    UNEXPECTED           CIRCUMSTANCES PREVENTING    A SPECIFIC    OFFICIANT     BOOKED BY    CLIENTS        FROM         PERFORMING      HIS    OR     HER SERVICES     AT THE CEREMONY,    TIE THE KNOT CEREMONIES WILL MAKE     EVERY       REASONABLE  ATTEMPT TO    SECURE A     REPLACEMENT   AND    SHALL BE      ALLOWED       TO     PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT  OFFICIANT IF NECESSARY AND/OR AVAILABLE,    WITH CLIENTS’ PRIOR    APPROVAL    WHENEVER REASONABLY POSSIBLE.


IX.  SAFETY:  IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT A SAFE ENVIRONMENT  IS PROVIDED FOR THE COMPANY AND OFFICIANT.  CLIENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RESTRAINING ALL PETS FROM THE CEREMONY AREA,  AND THE OFFICIANT IS NOT   TO    HAVE    ANY    INTERACTION IN   ANY MANNER WITH      ANY     PETS UNLESS APPROVED IN ADVANCE.  DRUNKEN AND UNRULY BRIDAL PARTY MEMBERS       AND/OR   GUESTS ARE NOT TO HAVE ANY CONTACT WITN THE OFFICIANT.  IF AT ANY TIME THE OFFICIANT   FEELS   UNSAFE OR THREATENED IN ANY MANNER,    HE/SHE MAY LEAVE THE  CEREMONY  LOCATION,    REGARDLESS OF   WHETHER THE SERVICES HAVE BEEN RENDERED, AND CLIENTS AGREE    AND UNDERSTAND   THAT   THEY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT IN FULL OF THE FEE        UNDER            SUCH         CIRCUMSTANCES,    REGARDLESS OF     WHETHER THE   CEREMONY HAS   BEEN CONDUCTED AND/OR COMPLETED.


X.  VENUE RESTRICTIONS:  TIE THE   KNOT CEREMONIES,   LLC  AND THE OFFICIANT   ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DEALING WITH ANY VENUE RESTRICTIONS, INCLUDING,   BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  RESTRICTIONS ON OPEN FLAMES,  SAND,  RICE  OR  OTHER   “TOSS”   ITEMS,   AND DECORATIONS SUCH     AS ROSE PETALS AND OTHER FLORAL   AND   NON-FLORAL    DÉCOR,    AND    THE       COMPANY AND   THE OFFICIANT ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY        ADVERSE I           MPACT ON THE              CEREMONY      AND/OR      GUESTS       AS A RESULT OF SUCH RESTRICTIONS       AND / OR     POTENTIAL      HAZZARDS.


XI.  SOUND:  TIE THE KNOT CEREMONIES, LLC AND THE OFFICIANT    ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SOUND OR    MUSIC      SERVICES    AT     CEREMONY    LOCATIONS   ( EVEN   IF   REFERRED    BY COMPANY),     INCLUDING AMPLIFICATION     FOR THE OFFICIANT,    CLIENTS,    READERS  AND/OR   MUSICIANS.  CLIENTS MUST ARRANGE SEPARATELY FOR ANY   SUCH SOUND SERVICES WITH THE VENUE OR A THIRD PARTY COMPANY. IN THE EVENT THAT THE CLIENT USES THE  SOUND EQUIPMENT   PROVIDED BY THE SELECTED OFFICIANT OR TIE THE KNOT CEREMONIES, THEY  UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL DJS OR SOUND ENGINEERS AND THE EQUIPMENT   IS   NOT  A      SUBSTITUTE   FOR       PROFESSIONAL   SOUND   EQUIPMENT.   THE EQUIPMENT   IS NON     PROFESSIONAL    GRADE AND          IS  ONLY   USED TO ATTEMPT TO      ADD   SOUND AND MUSIC TO THE CEREMONY,    AND TIE THE    KNOT   CEREMONIES,   LLC OR THE OFFICIANT    ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE  FOR ANY MALFUNCTIONS.


XII.  GRATUITY:  GRATUITY FOR    THE   OFFICIANT IS   OPTIONAL   AND LEFT   TO CLIENTS’   DISCRETION,   BUT GREATLY  APPRECIATED.


XIII.  PERMITS:  IT IS THE CLIENTS RESPONSIBILITY TO OBTAIN ANY PERMITS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE CITY,    COUNTY,        DEPARTMENT    OF    PARKS   &   RECREATION,   COMMUNITY   CENTER,   HOME       OWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS, ETC.  AS WELL AS ANY LIABILITY INSURANCE THAT  MAY BE    REQUIRED BY AN ORGANIZATION OR VENUE.  TIE THE KNOT      CEREMONIES OR THE OFFICIANT WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE IF THE OFFICIANT IS PREVENTED FROM PERFORMING A CEREMONY FOR NOT POSSESSING A REQUIRED PERMIT OR CERTIFICATES.  ANY FINES IMPOSED ON THE COMPANY OR  OFFICIANT WILL  BECOME THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLIENTS.


XIV.  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  CLIENTS  AGREE THAT,    TO THE   FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW,    TIE THE KNOT CEREMONIES,   LLC’s  LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIM,   BREACH OR DAMAGE   BY REASON OF ANY ACT OR OMISSION  SHALL   BE LIMITED TO   REPAYMENT OF SUMS   PAID BY CLIENTS ONLY  (LESS TRAVEL SURCHARGE AND    DEPOSIT).   CLIENTS    AGREE THAT,   TO THE FULLEST    EXTENT   PERMITTED BY LAW,   TIE THE      KNOT CEREMONIES,   LLC OR THE OFFICIANT   SHALL NOT   BE LIABLE FOR   ANY CLAIMS FOR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, MENTAL ANGUISH,   CONSEQUENTIAL  DAMAGES,    LOST PROFIT,    LOSS  OF  ENJOYMENT,    LOST  REVENUES, REPLACEMENT    COSTS,   COMPENSATORY         DAMAGES      AND / OR     PUNITIVE   DAMAGES,   WHETHER    OR NOT   FORESEEABLE   AND/OR ARISING    FROM    ANY      NEGLIGENT ACT OR  OMISSION ON   THE PART OF ANY PERSON.


XV.  INDEMNITY:  CLIENTS      AGREE   TO       INDEMNIFY,    DEFEND   AND  HOLD    HARMLESS    TIE THE     KNOT CEREMONIES, LLC  AND  ITS EMPLOYEES,   AGENTS,   INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS,   OFFICERS,   DIRECTORS, MEMBERS   AND/OR   MANAGERS FOR   ANY INJURY,  PROPERTY  DAMAGE,  LIABILITY,  CLAIM OR OTHER  CAUSE OF         ACTION ARISING OUT          OF OR RELATED TO THE           ACTIONS OF CLIENTS        OR CLIENTS’ GUESTS.


XVI.  FORCE MAJEURE:  NO PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT    SHALL BE LIABLE IN DAMAGES OR HAVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY DELAY OR  DEFAULT IN PERFORMING   HEREUNDER IF SUCH DELAY OR DEFAULT IS CAUSED BY CONDITIONS       BEYOND ITS CONTROL INCLUDING,    BUT NOT LIMITED TO,    ACTS OF GOD  (SUCH AS NATURAL DISASTERS),   FIRE,   GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS   (INCLUDING T HE DENIAL OR CANCELLATION OF ANY  EXPORT    OR    OTHER NECESSARY LICENSE),    WARS,    INSURRECTIONS AND/OR ANY OTHER CAUSE   BEYOND THE REASONABLE     CONTROL OF THE    PARTY WHOSE PERFORMANCE IS AFFECTED.  THIS MAY INCLUDE UNFORSEEN   ACCIDENT,  FREEWAY,  ROAD OR STREET CLOSURES OR  “SIG”  ALERTS THAT ORIGINATED       WHEN THE OFFICIANT     WAS ENROUTE TO THE VENUE    AND/OR   WHEN THE OFFICIANT HAS ALLOWED MORE THAN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TRAVEL TIME   TO ARRIVE AT THE VENUE AT LEAST THIRTY

(30) MINUTES  PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED START TIME AFTER    FACTORING IN      SUCH THINGS AS  ROAD AND WEATHER  CONDITIONS AND            DRIVING DISTANCE       FROM OFFICIANTS LOCATION      TO THE           VENUE.

 

XVII.  IMAGE RELEASE:  CLIENTS AGREE THAT   TIE THE KNOT   CEREMONIES,   LLC  MAY USE ANY IMAGES AND STORIES   FROM   THE       CEREMONY FOR        ANY MEANS OF      PROMOTION    OF THE COMPANY,    INCLUDING ADVERTISING     AND DISPLAY ON     WEBSITES OR BLOGS,    UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED BY CLIENT.   CLIENTS WAIVE ANY       RIGHT TO   PAYMENT,     ROYALTIES   OR ANY      OTHER   CONSIDERATION      FOR THE     USE     OF THE    IMAGES     OR       STORIES.


XVIII.  DISPUTE RESOLUTION:  ANY DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO  THIS AGREEMENT IN EXCESS OF       SEVEN THOUSAND  FIVE HUNDRED        DOLLARS       ($7,500.00)    (OR THE THEN-APPLICABLE CALIFORNIA SMALL CLAIMS COURT MAXIMUM)    SHALL BE SUBMITTED  TO BINDING         ARBITRATION BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION      ASSOCIATION      IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ASSOCIATION’S COMMERCIAL RULES THEN IN EFFECT, FOLLOWING THE UNSUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION OF THE DISPUTE OR CLAIM BY  MEDIATION.  THE PARTIES SHALL SELECT A SINGLE ARBITRATOR,  AND THE ARBITRATION SHALL TAKE PLACE IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.    THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION SHALL BE BINDING ON THE PARTIES,    AND JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN           ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF.          ANY PARTY PREVAILING IN ANY ARBITRATION TO ENFORCE OR INTERPRET THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT OR         REGARDING A BREACH    OF THIS AGREEMENT,      OR ANY OTHER  DISPUTE BETWEEN THE PARTIES, SHALL BE ENTITLED TO    RECEIVE REASONABLE    ATTORNEYS’ FEES,    IN ADDITION  TO   ALL OTHER RELIEF          TO WHICH      SUCH PARTY          MAY BE      ENTITLED.


XIX.  ENTIRE AGREEMENT:  THIS AGREEMENT (AND THE        ACKNOWLEDGMENTS          RECEIVED WITH     THE WEDDING CEREMONY AGREEMENT FORM) CONSTITUTES      THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, AND      SUPERSEDES ALL PRIOR      AGREEMENTS WHETHER ORAL   OR    WRITTEN CONCERNING THE SUBJECT MATTER      OF THIS    AGREEMENT. 


XX.  GOVERNING LAW:  THE   VALIDITY,      CONSTRUCTION     AND    ENFORCEABILITY   OF  THIS   AGREEMENT SHALL   BE     GOVERNED     IN    ALL              RESPECTS BY      THE   LAWS            OF THE      STATE   OF  CALIFORNIA.


XXI.  LICENSE FILING: THE OFFICIANT PERFORMING THE CEREMONY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SUIBMITTING THE LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE TO THE     OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK,     IN THE COUNTY WHERE THE LICENSE WAS ISSUED, WITHIN TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS AFTER THE  CEREMONY WAS  PERFORMED.  THE LICENSE  WILL   NOT BE  GIVEN TO  THE COUPLE TO FILE.    THAT IS THE OFFICIANTS RESPONSIBILITY.   BY FILLING OUT THE   AVAILABILITY   REQUEST,  CONTACT FORM,  REQUEST FOR INFORMNATION,  SUBMITTING A RESERVATION AND/OR PLACING A DEPOSIT  (RETAINER) TO BOOK/RESERVE   THE SERVICES OF TIE THE KNOT CEREMONIES    AND/OR    SIGNING THE    WEDDING   CEREMONY   AGREEMENT    FORM    ELECTRONICALLY  (OR VERBALLY),   CLIENTS       UNDERSTAND THE TERMS       AND       CONDITIONS    AND    AGREE TO   BE   BOUND BY THEM.