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  • Writer's pictureTrevoron Jones

Get an "Act of God" Clause!

You've done a great job planning out your wedding. You've contacted and coordinated with every person involved with the big day. You and your wedding planner having every detail covered. But sometimes, things happen that are beyond your control. A natural disaster may damage your venue. A lockdown may impact your ability to gather with family and friends. You or your fiancé may fall severely ill. Or one of you may even have fatal accident.

I don't like to talk about these events, especially the last one, but it does happen. In 2020, a man whose fiancé had died in a car accident before the wedding was refused a refund by a videography company. Not only did he have to deal with the pain of losing his bride, but the videography company even mocked him on their website for expecting a refund. Even if there was no policy for a refund, this is a ridiculous approach for a business to have in this situation. You can read more about this incident by following the following link.

If the past year has taught us anything, things happen. Because of these events, you should always request to have an "Act of God" clause built into your contracts. This protects you in case of any occurrences that you cannot control. You shouldn't be held liable if a fire destroys the location for your wedding or if you're in the hospital battling a severe illness. Businesses should understand that these rare events are part of the risk of doing business and should help take care of their customers. It is not unreasonable to request this. If a vendor refuses, ask them why and be prepared to seek out an alternative professional if their answer is not sufficient to ease your mind.

At ReelBlessed, I understand that there may be circumstances beyond your control and happily include an "Act of God" clause in the contracts. If anything happens that is beyond your reasonable control, I will work with you to reschedule or refund your deposit if you alternative arrangements are not available. Rest assured that external emergencies won't affect your financial obligations with ReelBlessed Videography.

For more information about the "Act of God" clause or any other contractual details, feel free to contact me using the form below. I'd love to hear from you.

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