Package Terms

The following package terms apply to all bookings. You will sign a digital contract upon booking.






IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CHANGES OR REVISIONS:
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. It is your responsibility to check the Terms periodically because any changes will be binding on you. By continuing to access or use the Services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY:
We want all Clients to feel welcome and included with our Services. Accordingly, we do not discriminate against any users or their representatives based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital, family, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or citizenship status, age, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, regional, state, or local law. Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to, refusing to provide or accept services or any other conduct that improperly takes into account these characteristics. This prohibition applies to the posting of discriminatory content, We will, at our discretion, take steps to enforce this policy, up to and including suspending from any team member (employee or independent contractor), venues, and vendors who violate this policy. If you experience discrimination with any member or vendor, please contact support at andrew@afbraggins.com with the subject “Nondiscrimination Policy,” so we can investigate and take appropriate measures.

We reserve the right to suspend any member, vendor, or client who violates these rules or who engages in offensive and detrimental behavior, including behavior that shocks, insults, or offends the community and public morals and decency, including through making racist, discriminatory or offensive comments on our properties and elsewhere or by taking actions that would tend to reflect poorly on us.

OUR AGREEMENT / CONTRACT:
Our agreements/contracts are between AF Braggins Weddings and Events and the client. They shall not become effective until the contract is signed and monies have been paid. At the time the contract takes effect, AF Braggins Weddings and Events shall reserve the date and time agreed upon. For this reason, in the event, the client cancels the contract for any reason, all monies paid shall be retained by AF Braggins Weddings and Events in order to offset any possible losses of business and/or any work already completed on the project between the initial date of initial contact through any time through the planning and/or coordination process and the event completion date.

Agreement info includes the name of the couple, event date which may be changed according to the stipulations below, our fee schedule based on the package selected, and the price at the time of the purchase of their selected package.

All payments are non-refundable once tendered. The Clients shall pay any reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, or other costs incurred in the collection of delinquent fees stated in the Fee Schedule. After any payment is ten (10) days past due, the Consultant shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement immediately and shall retain the Retainer Fee and any payments already tendered by the Clients. If this Agreement is signed less than thirty (30) days from the Wedding/Event Date, payment in full shall be due upon the signing of this Agreement, and all payments shall be non-refundable.

Our agreement (herein this “Agreement”) is between AF Braggins Weddings and Events (herein the “Consultant”) PO Box 2824 Crestline, CA 92325 and the client(s).


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. SERVICES PROVIDED: The Consultant will provide one or more of the services listed in the package selected and listed on your invoice.

2. DEPOSIT: The deposit is non-refundable and the amount is equal to one half of the total retail price of the package booked.

3. PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY: The Clients agree that the Consultant may use any images or video from the Wedding/Event for the Consultant’s marketing purposes in perpetuity.

4. PAYMENT: If balance is not paid by due date, services will be cancelled and deposit forfeited.

5. IMPOSSIBILITY OF PERFORMANCE: Neither Consultant nor Clients shall be liable in damages, or have the obligation to perform under this Agreement due to any delay or default in performing hereunder if conditions beyond its reasonable control cause such delay or default, including but not limited to: acts of God (such as hurricanes, pandemic, earthquakes or flooding); fire; government restrictions (including the denial or cancellation of any export or other necessary license); labor strikes, wars; terrorist acts or threats of terrorism, insurrections and/or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of either Party whose performance is affected.

6. WEDDING/EVENT PROFESSIONALS (VENDORS) SELECTED: AF Braggins Weddings and Events shall not be held directly responsible for the actions or performance of the venue or other vendors.

7. TRAVEL:
ACCOMMODATIONS: are required for any wedding, event, or production which takes place outside of a 30 mile radius from Crestline, CA and must be within 5 highway miles of the venue. They must be 3 star or better and booked double occupancy. Motel 6 is not acceptable. EVER. Accommodation information MUST be submitted no later than 7 days prior to departure. They should be booked for each night which we have been hired to work during the day. If a Wedding rehearsal and reception take place days apart, you will need to book rooms for additional nights.  You may purchase a buyout for $200 per night per 2 staff.
MEETINGS: All packages come with unlimited meetings in Crestline, CA. Meetings outside of Crestline, CA are limited to 2 for Full Service Packages and 1 for all other packages. Additional meetings and venue visits more than 30 miles from the Consultant’s offices shall be billed to the Clients at the rate of $50 per hour with a minimum of the one-hour per incident.
PARKING: Any charges for parking, valet or self-park, where the planner/consultant and any day-of coordinator(s) must be either provided & paid for by the client or reimbursed to the consultant upon the presentation of a paid receipt. This includes official visits/meetings with the venue and/or vendors as well as any parking fees for the day before, day of, and day after (if necessary) the actual event.

8. [BRIDE/AUNT/MOM/GROOM/FRIEND/ETC.] ZILLA CLAUSE: The Consultant reserves the right to stop working on the Wedding/Event if the Clients are not working toward the same goal and begin to interrupt the planning process, determined in the Consultant’s sole discretion (i.e., having a bad attitude, treating the planner unprofessionally, etcetera). In this case, any monies paid will be forfeited by the Clients, but no future payments will be required to the Consultant.

9. ADDITIONAL STAFF AND SERVICES: Please read the Description of Services provided at www.afbraggins.com. The Clients agree to compensate the Consultant for any additional services not specified in this Agreement at a flat rate set by the Consultant based upon the specific services. In the event that additional services are necessary, the Consultant will provide the Client with an estimate and seek pre-approval prior to commencing such services. Should the Consultant determine that additional assistants/staff are needed for the Wedding/Event Date due to factors such as guest count, venue type, and/or amount of setup required, the Clients shall be responsible for the additional cost of each additional assistant at the rate of $300 per assistant.

10. PURCHASES AND EXPENSES: The Consultant shall be reimbursed for any purchases made by the Consultant on behalf of the Clients which are either pre-approved by the client or deemed as urgent/necessary (such as Wedding/Event decor, Wedding/Event details, printing, ice, and last-minute items on the Wedding/Event Date) or expenses incurred (such as pre-approved parking and toll road fees) within (Ten (10) days of presentation of an invoice or receipt to the Clients. Any single expense will not exceed $100.00 without the clients prior permission and approval.

11. VENUE AND OFFICIANT RESTRICTIONS: The Consultant and its agents, employees, and contractors, as well as vendors hired by the Clients, may be limited by the guidelines or rules of the venue management, officiant, and/or local & state government. The Clients understand and agree that the Consultant will abide by such guidelines or rules and that such rules are outside of the control of the Consultant. Negotiation concerning modifying the guidelines and restrictions is the sole responsibility of the Clients, and the Clients agree to hold the Consultant harmless and defend the Consultant for the impact such guidelines or rules may have on the Wedding/Event.


CLIENTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES AND UNDERSTANDINGS

12. The Clients shall provide the Consultant with copies of all contact information, proposals, notes, addendums, and contracts/agreements with all hired vendors in a timely manner and fill out requested digital forms no later than 2 weeks prior to your event date. The client will email files to andrew@afbraggins.com.

13. The Clients shall promptly notify the Consultant of any changes to vendors, schedules, locations, or other Wedding/Event details in a timely manner. The Consultant shall not be responsible for any issues resulting from the Client’s failure to notify the Consultant of any such changes.

14. The Clients understand that failure to heed the Consultant’s recommendations, advice, and outlined planning process (verbal or written) may have an adverse impact on the overall planning process as well as the Wedding/Event itself, for which the Consultant shall bear no responsibility or liability.

15. The Clients shall promptly communicate with the Consultant in order to facilitate the planning process, and the Clients understand that communication delays may have an adverse impact on the Wedding/Event.

16. The Client understands all packages come with unlimited email and text communications (andrew@afbraggins.com and (626) 221-6188 respectively). Phone calls are limited to Monday through Wednesday from 10 am-6 pm. These leaves Thursday through Sunday reserved for that week's clients. The restriction is lifted for you during your wedding/event week.

17. Meals are required for Planner, Assistant and all staff at the wedding rehearsal AND wedding reception, for each staff member at all events, and any production shift that takes place during meal hours. Meals must be confirmed prior to booking. You may purchase a buyout option for a daily fee of $20 per person for all rehearsals and $60 per person for all weddings, shows, and events.

18. The Clients agree that in the event that the Consultant determines in the Consultant’s sole discretion that the Consultant has suffered any inappropriate behavior by the Clients, the Clients’ family, the Wedding/Event guests and/or the Clients’ vendors during the Wedding/Event planning process or on the Wedding/Event Date which rises to the level of harassment (physical or verbal) toward the Consultant or the Consultant’s agents, contractors, or employees, the following steps will be taken: on the first offense, a verbal warning will be issued to Clients; on the second offense, the offending party (if a Wedding/Event guest) will be required to leave the Wedding/Event, or (if the offending party is an individual Client or both Clients), the Consultant shall be entitled to terminate the Services and (if on the Wedding/Event Date) leave the Wedding/Event, and in such a situation, the Clients expressly agree to release and hold the Consultant and its agents, contractors, and employees harmless and defend from any and all liability as a result of any resulting incomplete Wedding/Event planning/coordination package, and the Clients agree that the Consultant shall retain all payments tendered up to the point of termination. In return, should the client feel they are ever potentially experiencing any perceived inappropriate behavior by any of the consultant’s staff members or contractors, the client will notify the consultant as soon as possible so the consultant can attempt to assist in remedying the alleged situation. In case of emergency, always contact 911 first.

19. The Clients shall be financially responsible for and reimburse to the Consultant any and all costs, damages, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and associated costs) due to damage to any of the Consultant’s equipment or materials caused by the Clients or any Wedding/Event guests.

20. The Clients acknowledge and agree that the Consultant is not responsible for monitoring the consumption of alcohol by the Clients or the Wedding/Event guests, and the Clients shall indemnify the Consultant for any alcohol-related third-party claims against the Consultant. It is the Client's responsibility to ensure that a properly licensed and trained bartender is responsible for the serving of all alcohol in accordance with all applicable laws and the guidelines provided by the venue, caterer, or provider of alcohol. It’s important to note that many venues and caterers have a “no-shot” policy and/or a time frame “last call for alcohol” and it is the client’s responsibility to be aware and follow such policies.

21. It is the Client's responsibility to inform the Wedding/Event guests of any food, favors, or welcome bag items that may present food allergy concerns or choking hazards for small children. The Clients acknowledge and agree that the Consultant is not responsible for warning Wedding/Event guests about these risks, and the Clients shall indemnify and defend the Consultant for any resulting claims against the Consultant.

22. Wedding Date Event Staffing: On the Wedding Date, AF Braggins Weddings and Events will assign its personnel to provide the services as needed. The identity, number, and type of personnel provided will be determined by AF Braggins Weddings and Events’s sole discretion.

23. Excluded Services: Services added outside of those specifically listed in your invoice can be declined by AF Braggins Weddings and Events and/or can incur an additional charge.


LIMITS OF LIABILITY AND CONTRACT CANCELLATION AND ARBITRATION

24. The Clients agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the Consultant’s maximum total liability for any claims, breaches, injuries, or damages by reason of any act or omission, including breach of this Agreement and negligence, shall be limited solely to the dollar amount of the Fees paid by the Clients to the Consultant. The Clients agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the Consultant shall not be liable for any claims for punitive damages, consequential damages, emotional distress, mental anguish, lost profit, loss of enjoyment, lost revenues. and/or replacement costs.

25. The Consultant is not responsible for any defective products or imperfect resources purchased on behalf of the Clients or provided by vendors that may negatively impact or affect the Wedding/Event or cause any type of injury or damage, and the Clients waive any right to pursue any claim, demand, or cause of action against the Consultant for such injury or damage. The Consultant is not responsible for any vendor’s performance, or lack thereof, and the Clients expressly agree to waive any claims, demands, or causes of action against the Consultant with respect to the goods or services of any vendor, venue, or other third-party recommendations made by the Consultant.

26. The Consultant is not responsible for any items lost, stolen, or damaged during the Wedding/Event, including but not limited to: personal property of the Clients or any Wedding/Event guests; gifts; cards; envelopes; d├ęcor or property of vendors. The Clients agree to hold the Consultant harmless and defend the Consultant for any such loss.

The Clients acknowledge and agree that these limitations reflect a fair allocation of risk and that the Consultant would not enter into this Agreement without these limitations on its liability.

27. CANCELLATION OF WEDDING/EVENT; CLIENTS’ CHANGE OF HEART REGARDING THE CONSULTANT’S SERVICES: In the unfortunate event that the Clients decide to cancel or call off the Wedding/Event for any reason, or should the Clients have a change of heart for any reason with respect to using the Consultant’s services, any monies paid are non-refundable regardless if all services were able to be performed or not plus official notice of termination of this Agreement due to the cancellation of the Wedding/Event or change of heart must be given to the Consultant in writing, and the following terms shall apply:

The Consultant shall be entitled to retain the non-refundable, non-transferable Retainer Fee identified in this Agreement and any other monies already paid, regardless of when such notice is given to AF Braggins Weddings and Events, as well as any subsequent payments made by the Clients prior to the Consultant’s receipt of such notice of termination. No refunds will be given on any amount already paid whether or not all services were able to be performed or not.

If the notice of termination is received by the Consultant less than ninety (90) days prior but more than thirty (30) days to the Wedding/Event Date, the Clients shall be responsible for seventy-five percent (75%) of the remaining balance of the full Fee, due to the Consultant within five (5) business days of the Consultant’s receipt of the written notice of termination. The client will also reimburse the consultant for any travel fees or product/inventory that is non-refundable to the consultant.

If the notice of termination is received by the Consultant less than thirty (30) days prior to the Wedding/Event date, the Client shall be responsible for one hundred percent (100%) of the remaining balance of the Fee, due to the Consultant within five (5) business days of the Consultant’s receipt of such notice of termination. The client will also reimburse the consultant for any travel fees or product/inventory that is non-refundable to the consultant.

The termination fees stated herein represent a reasonable estimate of the loss suffered by the Consultant in the event of a termination of this Agreement due to a cancellation of the Wedding/Event or change of heart with respect to the Consultant’s Services, as compensation for the decreasing likelihood of rebooking the Wedding/Event Date upon such late notice and for Services already rendered by the Consultant prior to the termination, and are not intended to be a penalty.

28. WEDDING/EVENT DATE CHANGES/POSTPONEMENT: Should your wedding, production, or event cancel, you are responsible for the full invoice amount. In the event you have to reschedule AND we are available for the new date, a "day of coordination" credit will be applied to the new date. That credit is equal to $300 for events and/or productions and $500 for weddings.

29. CONTROLLING LAW; JURISDICTION: The validity, construction, and enforceability of this Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of CALIFORNIA, and the Clients and the Consultant expressly agree that any dispute requiring resolution by a court shall be subject to the exclusive venue and jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Any dispute or claim arising under or in any way related to this Agreement, with the exception of recovery by the Consultant of any unpaid Fees or unreimbursed expenses from the Clients (which may be recovered by the Consultant via collections, small claims court action, or any other legal remedy available to the Consultant), shall be submitted to a mediator prior to the commencement of arbitration or any other proceeding before a trier of fact. The Parties to the dispute or claim agree to act in good faith to participate in mediation and to identify a mutually acceptable mediator in SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

All parties to the mediation shall share equally in its cost. If the dispute or claim is resolved successfully through the mediation, the resolution will be documented by a written agreement executed by all parties. If the mediation does not successfully resolve the dispute or claim, the mediator shall provide written notice to the Parties reflecting the same, and the Parties may then proceed to seek an alternative form of resolution of the dispute or claim, in accordance with the remaining terms of this Agreement and other rights and remedies afforded to them by law.

Following unsuccessful resolution through mediation, any dispute or claim arising under or in any way related to this Agreement, with the exception of the recovery by the Consultant of any unpaid Fees or unreimbursed expenses from the Clients and any disputes within small claims court jurisdiction, shall be submitted to binding arbitration. The arbitration shall take place in SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

The arbitrator’s decision shall be binding on the Parties, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.

The prevailing party in any arbitration, trial, or other proceedings shall be awarded all filing fees, related administrative costs, and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Administrative and other costs of enforcing an arbitration award or judgment, including the costs of subpoenas, depositions, transcripts, witness fees, payment of reasonable attorneys’ fees, and similar costs, will be awarded to the prevailing party.

30. MISCELLANEOUS: This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and which collectively shall constitute one Agreement. The use of fax, email, and electronic signatures shall have the same force and effect as an original signature. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If an arbitrator or court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited. All notices shall be in writing and shall be sent to the address stated at the beginning of this Agreement, certified mail, return receipt requested, contemporaneously along with an email message to the appropriate party. This Agreement may not be modified or altered except by a written instrument executed by both Parties. The failure to either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any rights. This Agreement, together with all the schedules attached hereto, constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior proposals, understandings, and all other Agreements, whether oral or written, between the parties relating to such subject matter. Time is of the essence with respect to all obligations/deliveries/payments under this Agreement.

This agreement or any attachments constitute the entire agreement between the parties and may not be modified except in writing signed by both parties or by the acknowledgment of e-mail received by both parties. No other representations or promises have been made except those that are set out in this agreement. If any part of this agreement is judged invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining parts shall not be affected and remain in full force and effect.

 
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