ASSOCIATE Officiant Agreement
By signing this agreement you are agreeing to have an associate of MARRIED by REV ROXY of BIRCHFIELD MINISTRIES LLC officiate your wedding day or to have Rev. Roxy (the person) write your ceremony. There is no expectation that Rev. Roxy of MARRIED by REV ROXY will officiate your wedding.
Force Majeure. In no event shall MARRIED by REV ROXY (Birchfield Ministries LLC) be responsible or liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder arising out of or caused by, directly or indirectly, forces beyond its control, including, without limitation, strikes, work stoppages, accidents, acts of war or terrorism, civil or military disturbances, epidemics, pandemics and quarantines, nuclear or natural catastrophes or acts of God, and interruptions, loss or malfunctions of utilities, communications or computer (software and hardware) services; it being understood that MARRIED by REV ROXY shall use reasonable efforts which are consistent with accepted practices in the industry to resume performance as soon as practicable under the circumstances.
Indemnification. The client shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless MARRIED by REV ROXY and its associates, officers, directors, partners, agents, managers and employees from any and all demands, claims and damages to persons or property, losses and liabilities, including attorney fees arising out of or caused by the clients, or their guests and subcontractors use of MARRIED by REV ROXY real or personal use.
Attestation. I hereby attest that at the signing of this agreement I am not currently married to any other citizen of either the United States or any other country or nationstate. I also hereby attest that I have fully disclosed any previous marriages to both my future spouse, to which I am entering into this agreement with, and MARRIED by REV ROXY. I understand that if I fail to appropriately disclose any of the aforementioned information MARRIED by REV ROXY reserves the right to cancel said agreement at no cost to the organization. Both signing parties also understand that by knowingly entering into a marriage while currently married to another individual is a violation of United States criminal law and may result in punishment by the local, state or federal government for said violation if found guilty of said crime.
Rehearsals. At this time there are NO REHEARSALS provided by MARRIED by REV ROXY. However, a complimentary rehearsal kit is provided to all clients upon request.
Credit. If Rev. Roxy writes ceremony for another officiant she permits others to use Licensor’s (“Producer”) approved name, approved likeness, and other approved identification and approved biographical material concerning the Producer solely for purposes of trade and otherwise without restriction solely in connection with the ceremony for that specific couple hereunder. Licensee shall use best efforts to have Producer (MARRIED by REV ROXY ®) credited as a “producer” or "author" of ceremony and shall give Producer appropriate production and credit on all social media and media publishing ( magazines or newspapers) now known or created in the future that mentions any of the wedding vendors of the couple for who the ceremony is written for. Licensee shall use its best efforts to ensure that Producer is properly credited and MARRIED by REV ROXY® shall be notified of publishing, and Licensee shall use its best efforts to cure any mistakes regarding Producer's credit. In the event of any failure by Licensee to issue credit to Producer, Licensee must use reasonable efforts to correct any such failure immediately and on a prospective basis. Such credit shall be in substantial form: “MARRIED by REV ROXY ®”.
Photos, Video & Social Media. The officiant requests at least 2-5 + hi-res photos from the wedding ceremony (altar shots preferably) to be sent via email to her for use on social media, public presentations, magazine, blog submissions and/or business website within 30-90 days after the wedding event at the discretion of the owner of photo(s) (i.e. photographer). MBRR also requests a picture with bride and groom after ceremony is complete. By signing this agreement you give full authorization and release for use of any social media, video or photos captured by MARRIED by REV ROXY on and from your wedding day.
No Fault. Once you have given your approval of the ceremony you may not make changes any later than 48 hours prior to the ceremony. If changes are made, the outcome will be of no fault of MARRIED by REV ROXY or any representative thereof. Rev. Roxy will make all reasonable efforts to work with you within appropriate boundaries. Client is responsible to request an Order of Service at least 2-3 months in advance.
Cancellations & Refunds. Upon the signing of this agreement, MARRIED by REV ROXY will reserve the time, date of ceremony and will not make another reservation for the specific time frame (2 hours total=1 hour before and after the noted ceremony start time) OR or agreed upon deadline for written ceremony for another officiant. For this reason, there are no refunds for monies paid prior to wedding date. Once you have booked preparation for your wedding day through conversation (phone, emails, direct message, video chat and text messaging), consultation, pastoral comfort and counseling, mobile contact, online questionnaire, exposure on MBRR's social media, wedding education in exclusive bridal Facebook group will be made available at first deposit. Some services have been rendered. Once notified of cancellation your contract is void and client will not be responsible for the balance.
Payment. The use of an MBRR Associate or written ceremony requires payment in full. In the case retainers are allowed it is a 100% non-refundable retainer. All paid retainers are non-refundable in the case of cancellation or date change by client. MARRIED by REV ROXY will work with client for their date or location changes, but it is not guaranteed and is based on the availability of associates. The fee up-charge applies for changing to a new date ($250). New date changes without contacting MBRR first will result in a $500 up-charge. Changing to a holidays weekend date or destination wedding will result in an entirely new proposal in which all paid monies will go towards automatically. Client will bu subject to current published prices on MBRR website. Use of an Associate means you pay in full therefore for cancellations the contract will be void and 25% of the full payment will be refunded for incompletion of wedding officiating and/or signing of marriage license (not applicable to written ceremonies booking). If there is a prior agreement for a payment plan then all balances must be paid prior to 30 days before the wedding date.
Wedding Reception Reservation & Compliance. Inviting a MBRR Associate to your wedding reception is completely VOLUNTARY and is NOT required. In the event that the Associate is invited to stay for your wedding reception he/she must be invited as a "guest". The Associate is only to be considered a vendor for the wedding ceremony and not your wedding reception. He/She should have an assigned table and seat.
Ceremony Drafts. Clients are granted a first draft and final draft included in this agreement. Therefore, there is one opportunity given to make all needed edits. Clients are given a maximum of 24 hours to either reply “PRINT/APPROVE” or give a list of edits in bullet form. Any other form of corrections outside of this will remove liability from the officiant. Any additional edits or changes after this one opportunity is subject to a $100 fee per draft. Associates are chosen based on availability and a specific person cannot be guaranteed. Client will be made aware of their Associate no later than 30 days prior to wedding date. Associates only officiate (using a MBRR customized script) and are to sign the marriage license. Associates do not provide formal or informal counsel prior to wedding day.
Final Payment. Any final payments must be made no later than 30 days prior to your contracted wedding date. For each day that a balance remains on your account past due, you will accrue a $25.00/day late fee.
I, the undersigned Contracting Party, hereby warrant that I am competent to contract in my own name. I confirm that I have read the herein agreement prior to its execution and I am fully aware of the contents thereof. This agreement shall be binding up on legal representatives, assigns and us. We certify that we have received a complete copy of this agreement with all blank lines completed.