This Agreement expresses the full and complete agreement between the CLIENTS and Kristie Hayden, LOVE TALES ABN 84789543458 (hereafter referred to as LOVE TALES) regarding the subject matter hereof. It supersedes all prior agreements. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, and agreed by all parties.
COOPERATION: Unless otherwise noted, LOVE TALES, it’s associates or employees will be the exclusive writer(s) at this event. The Parties agree that good faith cooperation and communication between them is important in obtaining a good result. LOVE TALES recommends that the CLIENTS identify to the writer(s) important individuals during the event, if they wish to have them quoted in the story. LOVE TALES or the writer(s) will not be held accountable for not quoting desired guests if there is no one to assist in identifying them. LOVE TALES is not responsible for missed information due to details not revealed to LOVE TALES or beyond the writer(s) control.
HOUSE RULES: CLIENTS agree and understand that the writer(s) are limited by the guidelines of the ceremony official or reception site/venue management and CLIENTS agree to accept the results that may occur from said guidelines. Negotiation with the officials/management for moderation of guidelines is solely the CLIENTS responsibility.
MANUSCRIPT, EDITING and COPYRIGHTS: Words produced by LOVE TALES are protected by Australian Copyright Law (all rights reserved). Upon final payment by CLIENTS, CLIENTS may display the resulting manuscript for personal use. Said manuscript may not be altered or reproduced in any manner without prior written permission of LOVE TALES. CLIENTS will receive their story book but must not reproduce it for commercial use. The CLIENTS must obtain written permission from LOVE TALES prior to the CLIENTS, their associates, friends or relatives selling LOVE TALES products or publishing them commercially (Eg. Newspaper, Magazine).
MODEL RELEASE. The CLIENTS hereby grant to LOVE TALES and successors, heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, attorneys, representatives and agents, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish manuscripts and vows of the CLIENTS or in which the CLIENTS may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising or any other purpose and in any manner or medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. The CLIENTS hereby release LOVE TALES and all associates representatives and assigns from any and all claims, actions, demands, suits, liabilities, damages, expenses, and obligations of any kind arising from, or related in any manner to LOVE TALE’S use of said words.
RETAINER & PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A non-refundable fee of $900.00 (deducted from the final cost) is due at the signing of this agreement. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE RETAINER. Should CLIENT cancel or otherwise breach this Agreement, the NON-REFUNDABLE RETAINER shall be liquidated for damages to LOVE TALES. The CLIENT shall also be responsible for payment of any materials/charges incurred up to time of cancellation. Otherwise, the retainer shall be applied towards the final total, with the remainder of charges payable in full, 4 weeks prior to the date of the event. If extra hours are added throughout the night, payments must be paid before the final manuscript is handed over to CLIENTS.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY: In the unlikely event that the writer(s) are injured, become too ill, or has an emergency that prevents them from attending the event, LOVE TALES will make every effort to secure a replacement writer. If a suitable replacement is not found, the CLIENTS agree that responsibility and liability of LOVE TALES to the CLIENTS is limited to the return of all payments received for the event.
COMPLETION SCHEDULE: Story drafts are expected to be complete within 5 weeks after the event date. Book delivery is expected within 6 months after the event.
PRODUCTS: All products are overseen for quality assurance by LOVE TALES director, Kristie Hayden. Once written and designed, the manuscript may be viewed by the CLIENT for final approval. No charges are made for edits unless the edits exceed 20% of the manuscript. Changes in more than 20% of pages may incur additional charges. Production and delivery time for story books will be approximately 3 months from final approval date. All prices include delivery.
HOURS OF COVERAGE: Hours of coverage are continuous. LOVE TALES writer(s) will take small breaks as necessary throughout this period, and will do so at their discretion. Additional hours will be charged at $190 per hour. LOVE TALES will NOT notify CLIENT on the night when writing coverage is ending. This will have been predetermined. LOVE TALES will only stay for additional hours when given permission by bride and/or groom.