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Old August 1st, 2004, 08:44 PM   #1
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My wife and I are about to open the doors on our small wedding videography business, and we need to have a working contract finished in the next 20 days. I'm somewhat conversant (albiet in an amateurish way) with contract law and what it takes for a contract to be legally binding, but I'm not sure exactly what to include in a (specifically) wedding videography contract. What precautions should we take in writing this thing? I've downloaded several contracts from different videography companies across the web, but only one that I found would hold up in court (and then only flimsily). They're just too thin and wimpy to protect anyone. I don't want to scare brides away with a 10-page document, but I do want to be covered legally.

Perhaps some of you who've been doing this for awhile could post a link to contracts you've used?

Dunno if anyone would be willing to do so, but it would be most heartily appreciated.

Thanks,
Luke D

PS---I will of course be checking with an attorney before publishing the final contract, but any advice/samples you could provide would still be invaluable.
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Old August 8th, 2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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*****I'm somewhat conversant (albiet in an amateurish way) with contract law and what it takes for a contract to be legally binding, but I'm not sure exactly what to include in a (specifically) wedding videography contract.******



Luke, just having them sign and date it is enough to leagally bind them in court to your contract, even if it is poorly writen. However, having an attorney double check it is a good idea.

BTW- I make all my clients pay at the day of the wedding in full or I dont tape(in my contract). Good luck.


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Old August 9th, 2004, 10:31 AM   #3
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check/search the business thread mate, ive throw up some some indepth samples :)
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Old August 16th, 2004, 08:54 PM   #4
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Luke,

Send me an email if you want, and I will share one of mine.
After all, some one helped me out about 5 years ago and I like to return favors to newcomers on the market.


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Old August 23rd, 2004, 07:12 PM   #5
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Kathy,

Couldn't help but comment on your offer. You exemplify the spirit of helping that this forum is noted for. Thanks for being a member!

regards,

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