Why do floral designers need a contract for weddings and events?
A contract represents a “meeting of the minds”.
It’s a mutual agreement; one party lays out the terms, the other party willingly agrees. ADDITIONALLY, your contract needs to spell out what will happen if the contract is breached.
The terms of your contract need to be clear, concise and most importantly they must be LEGAL. In short, a good contract has to communicate much more than just your payment terms.
And that’s why I created this affordable Contracts for Florists pdf to help you create terms that work for your small business.
Here’s what you get inside Contracts For Florists:
- I’ll walk you through 14 Terms & Conditions of my contract
- And share 10 Additional clauses or phrases you may consider adding
- Plus you get a Bonus E-mail Template for when clients ask: Can You Modify Your Contract?
Real Florists Say…
Why Did I Create This Course?
I worked with a loose-goosey contract for almost a decade, until one day, I ran into an issue with a client and my heart sank as I realized that my contract did NOT protect me! That’s the day I hired a lawyer. It cost me about $850 to draft a new contract–but I knew I would never get that sinking feeling again!
A strong, solid contract is a must if you own a flower business. If you’ve been skating by with a freewheeling, loosey-goosey contract it’s time for an upgrade.
You can hire an attorney to draw up a contract at $150-350/hour (or more) who may or may not understand the specific needs of a florist, OR you can follow the outline in my Contracts for Florists Template to draft a contract that suits your company’s specific needs for just $99 and then, have it reviewed by a local attorney.
Legal disclaimer: This course includes the exact language of my wedding/events contract, as well as additional suggestions for terms and conditions you may want to add to your contract, HOWEVER, you should consult a local attorney when drafting a contract.
I am not a lawyer. I’m a florist. (But you know that.) The information in this course is for general informational purposes only and is not legal advice. The author is not liable for any losses or damages related to actions of failure to act related to the content in this course.
Here are 10 Clauses Every Florist’s Contract Must Consider:
- Substitutions clause
- Payment terms & Cancellation policy
- Force majeure
- Acceptance clause (Section 3 of my contract! This one is essential.)
- Minimums and reduction clause (How low can they go?)
- Exclusivity clause
- What if there’s additional work (Will the client be billed?)
- Disputes (Who’ll litigate, mediate or arbitrate?)
- Rights to use images
- Rentals (Security deposits and billing for damaged goods.)
When you download my Contracts for Florists PDF, I share 24 Contract Clauses you should consider and why they matter to your business.
Included in this pdf you get the 14 Terms & Conditions I include in my contract, along with notes on some of my very favorite and most important parts, plus I’ve added 10 additional clauses you might want to consider, and a BONUS e-mail template, “What if someone asks you to modify your contract?”.
“I feel like some of us don’t have a great contract…and your course really helps cover all the bases, ESPECIALLY for weddings and events…I’d say the contract [is my favorite course].” -Autumn (from the Facebook group)
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER. And I’m certainly not your lawyer. The information in this course is for general informational purposes only and is not legal advice. The author is not liable for any losses or damages related to actions of failure to act related to the content in this course. If you need specific legal advice, consult with an attorney.
THIS COURSE INCLUDES THE EXACT LANGUAGE OF MY WEDDINGS/EVENTS CONTRACT, AS WELL ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS FOR TERMS & CONDITIONS YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER ADDING, HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN ATTORNEY WHEN DRAFTING A CONTRACT.