As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, many couples have had to make the difficult decision of whether or not to move forward with their wedding plans. In these uncertain times, having a wedding contract clause specifically addressing COVID-19 can provide peace of mind for both the couple and their vendors.
Here is an example of a clause that could be added to a wedding contract:
COVID-19 Related Clause:
In the event that the wedding cannot be held due to an occurrence of COVID-19, such as government-imposed restrictions or a mandate from a healthcare professional, the following terms shall apply:
1. Rescheduling: The couple may choose to reschedule the wedding within six months from the original date, subject to vendor availability. If the vendors are unavailable for the rescheduled date, the couple may terminate the contract without penalty.
2. Deposit: The deposit paid to the vendor will be applied to the rescheduled date or refunded in full if the couple chooses to terminate the contract.
3. Force Majeure: Should the wedding be cancelled due to COVID-19, it shall be considered a force majeure event and neither the couple nor the vendor shall be held liable for damages or financial losses.
4. Health and Safety: The vendor will take all necessary measures to comply with the latest health and safety guidelines issued by the government and healthcare professionals. The vendor reserves the right to refuse service if they feel there is a risk to their health and safety.
By including a COVID-19 clause in the wedding contract, couples can protect themselves from unforeseen circumstances and ensure a smoother planning process. It is important to discuss this clause with all vendors involved in the wedding and make sure everyone is on the same page.
As with any legal agreement, it is recommended to consult a lawyer before finalizing any wedding contract. With the right preparation and communication, a COVID-19 clause can provide peace of mind and help couples navigate these uncertain times.