ALWAYS read the fine print. Great general advice, but wedding-wise, it’s extra important. So what’s the story on fine print anyway? And how does a couple make sure they don’t miss something that comes back to bite them in the budget? Read on.
Fine print refers to the tiny writing at the ends of contracts. Parts of an arrangement that might not be so favorable to a consumer hide out there, or perhaps on an extra page of “terms and conditions.” Either way, the not in 12 point helvetica. slip in You agree to those by signing the main agreement, so it’s your responsibility to make sure you’ve read through the whole contract. And, our advice is to have someone outside the happy pair read it too. Gauzy visions of a perfect wedding can make that tiny print VERY blurry, and the terms include your filling the venue’s koi pond.
Another thing to check is that you’re booking the professional you are meeting, not one of their representatives. Paying for a professional’s services at your wedding? Make sure you sign a document that says so, not one that says he can send his assistant and go to Lake Tahoe on your dime.
You may find other surprises in your contracts, read them with eagle eyes. If you’re careful, you can avoid nasty surprises from the fine print.
Be well, and love well.