Does your officiant's contract clearly spell out the refund policy in the event your wedding is postponed or cancelled? A ceremony might be postponed or cancelled due to a family emergency, a force majeure, or personal decision. If you cancel beyond 30 days prior to your scheduled event, what percentage of the fee is either voided or refunded? Within 30 days? Within 7 days? Is any portion of the total fee nonrefundable? Would you owe a balance on unpaid fees even if your event were to be cancelled? Most ceremonies take place as planned. It is, however, crucial that before you sign a contract with your officiant (or any service provider), you understand the cancellation policy. UNIQUE & HANDCRAFTED CEREMONIES, LLC fully outlines its cancellation policy, and Rev. Deborah D. Lynch is more than happy to answer any questions about your contract before you sign it.