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Weddings for Real

Jan 13, 2021

As an industry in 2020, we had some pretty major legal issues. With events being delayed, we all had to look back at our contracts and wonder:

  • Are we able  to keep all of the deposits?
  • What other money are we entitled to?
  • Can we charge more for postponing the weddings? 
  • How do we protect ourselves from this in the future?

It was chaos, and we don’t want it to happen again. Girija Patel tells us how to tighten up.
Law Chat with Girija
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The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She's also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Earfluence