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Terms and Conditions

Here is the rather wordy legal-speak, which for the benefit of us both sets out the terms of the contract between us when you book my services.

All bookings for ceremonies are made and accepted in accordance with the terms set out in these terms and conditions and apply to ceremonies where I, Josie Wood of Heartful Ceremonies conduct your ceremony.

1. Booking and Payment

a) You must pay either a non-refundable deposit at the time the booking is made and the balance must be paid at least 6 weeks prior to the ceremony or pay the full amount. The non-refundable deposit for Package 1 for Couple Ceremonies is £100. The non-refundable deposit for Package 2 for Couple Ceremonies is £250. The non-refundable deposit for Naming Ceremonies is £75. For 'Other Ceremonies' the non-refundable deposit will be agreed upon at the time of booking as these can vary in price.

The full booking fee must be paid if the booking is accepted within 6 weeks of the ceremony.

b) The booking is not accepted and no contract exists until payment is received (or cleared in the case of cheques).

c) Alteration or cancellation by you of an accepted booking will be subject to the provisions of clause 3 of these terms and conditions.

d) If you do not pay the balance of the fee at the prescribed time, Josie Wood of Heartful Ceremonies reserves the right to cancel the booking.

2. Cancellation or Modification by Josie Wood of Heartful Ceremonies

Every effort will be made to conduct the ceremony in accordance with your requirements but Josie Wood of Heartful Ceremonies reserves the right, at her discretion, to modify or cancel your booking, and in that event (but except where the ceremony has been cancelled due to inappropriate behaviour on your, or your invitees’ part), Josie Wood of Heartful Ceremonies will return to you all money you have paid or she will offer you alternative arrangements. No further or additional compensation will be payable in either case except at the discretion of Josie Wood of Heartful Ceremonies.

3. Cancellation by You

If you cancel the ceremony after the booking is accepted or the ceremony is cancelled due to non-payment of the balance of the booking fee the non-refundable deposit shall be payable or forfeited as the case may be.

4. Warranties and Liability

I warrant that the ceremony will be carried out with reasonable care and skill. I will have no liability to you in respect of any loss arising from incorrect instructions or booking details given by you or other fault on your part, and, save as mentioned above or in respect of death or personal injury caused by any negligence on my part, I will not be liable to you by reason of any representation, implied warranty condition or other term, or under the express terms of the contract. My entire liability (otherwise that in respect of such death or personal injury) shall be limited to the amount paid by you in respect of the ceremony.

5. Intellectual Property

In making your booking, you acknowledge that the copyright and all other intellectual property in respect of the ceremony and all documentation or other materials used in or relating to the ceremony belongs to Josie Wood of Heartful Ceremonies. You are licensed to record the ceremony for your own personal use and enjoyment but you are not entitled to use it otherwise or publish the whole or any part of the ceremony or its materials or place the ceremony content on social media or the internet without my express written permission.

5. Jurisdiction

This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions which are governed by English and Scottish Law and both parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the English and Scottish Courts. 

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