In a seasonal business like weddings and events it can be a true test of confidence when one season comes to a close and you’re eager to book next year’s calendar.
This year I’m finding couples are booking much earlier for the upcoming wedding season and in fact, my calendar is nearly full. I may only take on 2 more weddings for next year. It’s nice when people plan ahead!
Whether your calendar is booking quickly or you don’t normally start booking until November or December, there’s an understandable eagerness to book ’em, and book ’em now!
BEFORE booking, it’s important that you’re on the same page with a potential customer…because this relationship has to endure several months of planning.
Doubt and uncertainty can lead to unnecessary hassles as a creative business owner and you don’t want to be in a position where you have to constantly reassure a client that you’re up for the job.
Don’t sign a contract with a customer you don’t trust, and don’t sign a contract with a customer who doesn’t trust you.
Click to watch: The Importance of Contracts in your Flower Business.
Before signing a contract you must have a meeting of the minds.
It doesn’t matter if a client agrees to work with you if they question your every move.
You can’t invest too much time trying to convince people that you’re “worth it”.
The goal is to find clients who choose you for YOU.
This downloadable pdf includes:
- 14 Terms & Conditions of my contract,
- 10 Additional clauses or phrases you may consider adding,
- Things I will NOT agree to,
- 1 parting thought, “Not everyone can be your customer!”,
- Plus a Bonus E-mail Template: Can You Modify Your Contract?
A good contract should protect you/your business and define the working relationship with the client.
Always consult your attorney before implementing a legally binding contract or modifying your existing terms for a customer. (We’re florists, not lawyers.)
Thanks as always for reading and watching.
With love from me to you,