Learn about contractual wedding documents and understand the details
Take an interest in the details of all wedding, venue and vendor contracts. This is probably the worst decision anybody can ever make. Never sign any contractual documents without understanding its details. If possible, you could get an expert to help you decipher every word on the contract. It is the best way to avoid future misunderstandings with vendors. The last thing you need is to deal with a lawsuit after your wedding. You need to be sure before you sign even giving a deposit may be an intent of contract. Check cancellation policies with all your wedding partners.
There are many reasons where a wedding may need to be postponed so be aware of your liability if this should occur. It is possible to take wedding insurance but this can prove an expensive undertaking. Another way to look at contracts is that they more or less guarantee you what you want on your special day.
All contracts have clauses that are a little confusing (unless you are an attorney, of course). We all have questions. Most venue and vendor contracts can be explained clearly by the wedding professional who is giving it to you. If you do not understand something in the wedding contract then just ask. Don’t be shy or embarrassed if you do not understand something as it could have dire consequences.
In many cases you would not be held to signing a contract on the spot. Take the time to Google a question. There are so many places online to find out the wedding information you need for any contract. Ask a friend or family member whose knowledge you trust in these affairs. You’d hate to sign something and find out last minute that you are not getting what you thought you were.
In the end many businesses are honest and just want you to enjoy your wedding at their venue or enjoy the wedding services they provide. At the end of the day, word of mouth goes a long way in the wedding space.