Last updated: October 27, 2019
These terms and conditions create a contract between you (THE COUPLE) and Une Belle Cérémonie SAS / Perfect Paris Wedding (THE ORGANIZER). Please read them carefully.
Perfect Paris Wedding is a brand of the French Company:
Une Belle Cérémonie SAS
17 avenue d’Italie
Siret : 803 348 499 00036
TVA : FR96 803348499
> Packages & Add-ons
> Symbolic ceremony
> Guarantee of service
> Location of the ceremony
> Number of guests
> Punctuality on the day of the event
> Services at your hotel/apartment rental
PHOTO TOUR AND PHOTOGRAPHY
> Photography/image rights
> Photo tour itinerary and transportation
> Booking and payment schedule
> Modification, cancellation and refund
> Methods of payment
THE ORGANIZER offers packaged services for elopements, small weddings and vow renewals in Paris. On top of the standard package, THE COUPLE can purchase add-ons subject to the availability of the vendors as confirmed by their Personal Planner.
The Perfect Paris Wedding Store is only available to couples who have previously booked the services of a Perfect Paris Wedding Planner, either individually or as part of one of the packages. Please note that not all packages offer wedding planning services.
The conditions of purchase may vary from one item to the next. Please refer to the conditions listed on each product or service page.
All prices are in Euros and include tax (VAT). A price is USD may be communicated in some cases. This price is automatically calculated with an online converter. It is communicated for information only as te final purchase will be made in Euros.
The ceremonies arranged by THE ORGANIZER are beautiful and romantic symbolic ceremonies. To be legally married, THE COUPLE must have a legal ceremony in their home country or be a resident in France and be married at the Mairie (City Hall). The legal marriage – and paperwork associated – are the responsibility of THE COUPLE.
THE ORGANIZER is a Paris-based wedding specialist working in conjunction with a team of talented vendors. THE ORGANIZER guaranties that THE COUPLE will receive the services of THE ORGANIZER’s dedicated team as presented on the photos of THE ORGANIZER’s website and social media. If for any reason, and at any time, one of the vendors becomes unavailable, THE ORGANIZER will assure the continuity of service and secure an appropriate replacement. This applies if a photographer gets sick, a chauffeur’s car breaks down, an officiant loses their voice, or any similar unforeseen event.
THE COUPLE cannot require the services of one specific vendor. If – in some cases – the Personal Planner secures the services of a specific photographer or celebrant, it is only to accommodate the wishes of THE COUPLE and it doesn’t make THE ORGANIZER liable in case of the unexpected unavailability of the said vendor.
In the ceremony questionnaire, THE ORGANIZER gives a choice of religious officiant (Pastor) or non-religious officiant. Only the non-religious officiant can be guaranteed as THE ORGANIZER works with only one Pastor who may not be available on all dates. If THE COUPLE wishes to secure a religious ceremony with a Pastor, they will have to book their wedding at the American Church in Paris.
The ceremony will take place in either a private venue (booked by THE CLIENT) or an outdoor venue (public area in Paris).
In the case of an outdoor wedding, there are no rules in France that permit anyone to make private a public area or park, even temporarily. THE COUPLE acknowledges being aware of this. THE ORGANIZER will not be held responsible if the location chosen at the time of booking is temporarily closed by the City of Paris, nor if some passersby are present in the vicinity of the ceremony. If the location is temporarily closed, THE ORGANIZER will arrange for a backup plan in the same area, with similar conditions.
In case of rain, with an outdoor ceremony, THE ORGANIZER assures a plan B. If it is a light shower, the wedding team can wait for it to pass. On the rare occasion where heavy rain is forecast THE ORGANIZER may propose a change of location (for the ceremony) to the beautiful arcades of the Palais Royal. This change of location will only impact the ceremony and THE COUPLE will still be able to capture photos of the Eiffel Tower later, during their photo shoot.
In the event of adverse weather conditions, at THE COUPLE’s request, it might be possible to reschedule the time and/or date of the ceremony. The new date and time will be defined according to the availability of THE COUPLE’s wedding team or may lead to a change in the team of vendors.
Our outdoor events are designed for a maximum of 15 guests. THE COUPLE commits to inform their Personal Planner if they will exceed the maximum number of guests. THE COUPLE understands and agrees that a larger party of guests will impact the organization of their event and incur additional fees (such as an onsite coordinator).
If THE COUPLE exceeds the maximum number of 15 guests, THE ORGANIZER can decide to change the event’s location. In some cases, THE COUPLE will be required to book the American Church in Paris and pay the appropriate fees.
When applicable, THE ORGANIZER will provide a detailed timeline no later than 30 days before the event. THE COUPLE must review this document and alert THE ORGANIZER immediately if they find that something is mistaken or has been omitted (for example: extra hour with photographer not indicated, wrong number of guests, error in the address of the hotel or drop off location…). The ORGANIZER will also share the timeline with all members of THE COUPLE’s team of vendors before the event.
Punctuality on the day of the event
The times indicated on the timeline for the beginning and end of various elements of the day define the availability of each vendor. THE COUPLE understands and agrees that any lateness caused by THE COUPLE or their guests will not extend the time of availability of the vendors.
Services at your hotel/apartment rental
Some services are provided at THE COUPLE’s hotel/apartment rental, such as hair and makeup, flowers delivery and chauffeur pickup. THE COUPLE’s hotel or apartment rental must be located within central Paris and in a convenient location adapted to the services that need to be delivered. The Personal Planner may help THE COUPLE confirm that their hotel is located in an appropriate area of Paris. If THE COUPLE’s hotel is located in an area that requires additional time for the chauffeur or longer commute for the hair and makeup artist for example, additional fees will apply.
THE COUPLE will receive approximately 120 HD images. Images are lightly edited by the photographer – lighting, framing and contrast. More comprehensive editing, such as skin retouching or customized highlights are not included in the package price but can be discussed with the photographer and arranged for an additional fee.
A web-friendly image will be provided within 24 hours of the event to share with family and friends. Final images can be downloaded via a web link at a later date, usually within 3-4 weeks following the event (up to 6 weeks in the summer). Images are available in high resolution (can be around 6-9 MB/MO in size). Final images will have no watermarks.
THE COUPLE will own full rights to the images that are delivered to them. THE ORGANIZER may use some photos to illustrate and showcase the work of Perfect Paris Wedding. THE COUPLE can express their wish to keep their photographs private and not have them published, and this wish will be respected by THE ORGANIZER.
Photo tour itinerary and transportation
When a Paris photo tour is planned, THE ORGANIZER offers an itinerary covering beautiful landmarks within central Paris. Due to the unpredictable nature of traffic and city events, THE ORGANIZER does not guarantee that all the spots will be covered by the photo tour. The itinerary can be adapted on the day for different reasons (traffic, closed streets…) and upon THE CLIENT’s request, provided that the requested locations can be covered within the time available.
THE COUPLE understands that the front seat of the car is reserved to the photographer who will guide the chauffeur on the photo tour.
Booking deposit and payment schedule
When booking a package, THE COUPLE is required to pay a deposit – the amount of which is detailed in the package description. This deposit is required at the time of booking to secure THE COUPLE’s event’s date and is not refundable.
If the event is more than 3 months (12 weeks) away, a payment schedule may be offered to THE COUPLE with a first payment (non-refundable deposit) due upon booking, and subsequent payments due at the latest 30 days before the event.
If the event is less than 3 months (12 weeks) away, the full fee of the package is due upon booking, but only the deposit element is non-refundable.
Services that are booked outside of packages must be paid in full upon booking.
Modification, cancellation and refund
Change in the date
THE COUPLE can change the date of their event or choose to cancel the event at any time in the planning process. Changes in the date depend on availability. If the event is rescheduled for more than 6 months after the initial date, a “re-planning” fee may be required (up to 200 Euros).
In case of a last minute change due to unexpected weather conditions or travel issues, THE ORGANIZER will offer a new date within a week of the initial event. THE COUPLE will not be charged any fee for this change.
In any case, the new date will need to comply with the same conditions as the initial date (for example, conditions such as weekday, French bank holiday, time of the ceremony and other similar criteria will apply). The new date will be defined between THE COUPLE and THE ORGANIZER, depending upon availability of vendors.
In case of cancellation, refunds will be issued according to the following conditions.
If the Personal Planner has not yet started the planning
THE CLIENT can keep the possibility to cancel their event altogether and get a full refund of their deposit by delaying the start of their wedding planning. As long as the Personal Planner has not started working on the event planning, then it is possible for THE CLIENT to receive a full refund. Please note that, in the case of a credit card payment, the Stripe fees will be retained (about 25 Euros for a 500 Euro deposit).
If the Personal Planner has started planning the event:
- Cancellation more than 10 weeks before the event
Upon THE COUPLE’s initial booking, THE ORGANIZER will reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, if the cancellation occurs more than 10 weeks prior to the event, THE COUPLE will get a full refund of the cancelled services, except for the non-refundable deposit element.
- Cancellation less than 10 weeks before the event
If the cancellation occurs 10 weeks or less prior to the event, a non-negotiable 30% charge will apply for all services booked (this charge is NOT ADDED to the non-refundable deposit, but replaces it).
Exceptions for last minute cancellations and changes
An exception will be made if THE COUPLE’s travel cannot take place because of unexpected international events that make it physically impossible for THE COUPLE to leave their country or enter France. In this case, THE ORGANIZER will do their best to refund as much as possible of the what THE COUPLE has already paid.
Payments can be made by either of the following methods.
1. Via Secure online Credit Card or PayPal payment.
Credit card payment is available on the Perfect Paris Wedding Store. Payments must be made in Euros. The conversion rate that will apply is the one provided by the bank or credit card service on the day of the payment.
OR 2. Via International Bank Transfer in Euros to THE ORGANIZER’s French bank account
UNE BELLE CEREMONIE
SG PARIS ITALIE (03084)
17 AVENUE D’ITALIE
Code banque: 30003
Code guichet: 03084
N°compte (account): 00020000562
Clé RIB (key): 47
IBAN : FR76 3000 3030 8400 0200 0056 247
BIC-ADRESSE SWIFT : SOGEFRPP
THE COUPLE understands that bank wire transfers are not immediate. There is often a delay of several days. Therefore, wire transfers should be made in a timely manner in order to arrive at THE ORGANIZER’s bank account by the due date.
Discounts are offered in certain conditions in the form of coupons. All valid coupons are listed on the “Coupons” page. THE COUPLE is required to verify that the appropriate conditions are met before using a coupon. For example, the FREEDELIVERY coupon is only available to couples who already have a flower delivery planned for their event. If the coupon is used outside of the required conditions, either the order will be cancelled or THE COUPLE will be asked to pay the remaining fee in order to confirm their purchase.