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Terms and Conditions

Reservations and Booking

Your wedding date will be reserved upon receipt of the signed agreement and payment of the non-refundable deposit.


Once your signed contract and deposit has been received, your date is secured. 


Once executed this agreement cannot be transferred to any other party.


A non refundable deposit of 40% of the estimated service fee is due to confirm your booking and secure your date.

The final payment of 60% (plus any additional costs and travel fees) are due 30 days prior to your event date.

Invoices will be issued for payments to be made via bank transfer, if a credit card payment is preferred please advise in advance and an additional fee will be applied (usually between 2-4% depending on the card and merchant fees applied by the payment provider).

If your final payment has not been received 20 days prior to your wedding date, we reserve the right to cancel our services.

Additional Charges

Additional costs may be incurred in agreement with you during the execution of the agreement. Additional costs may include, but are not limited to, additional staff hours, hire equipment, purchases for your event etc. These additional costs will be discussed in advance and agreed with you prior to commitment.

Any additional charges will be invoiced as incurred and due within 10 days of the invoice date or with your final service payment due 45 days prior to your event date.

Travel costs may apply depending on your event location  and will be quoted ahead of time if applicable. Bookings for any island locations (e.g. Waiheke Island, Rakino Island, Great Barrier) will incur additional costs for ferry, parking, accommodation and travel time. Travel costs as quoted will be added to your final invoice due 45 days prior to your event date unless otherwise advised.

There may be occasions when Blume and Darling is required to resolve urgent unexpected issues which may incur additional expenses (for example: breakages, failure of a vendor requires last minute replacement, additional purchase for event, changes due to weather). In these circumstances, your Blume and Darling contact will use their best judgement to resolve the situation. Where time permits, we will consult with you to indicate additional costs prior however if we need to make an urgent judgement call we will do so in the best interests of your event. You will remain liable for the costs, either via invoice from the vendor or direct to Blume and Darling if we are required to make payment on the day. 


Should you decide to cancel your booking you must advise your cancellation in writing to If written notice of cancellation is not received, your remain responsible for full payment of the agreed service, including any additional costs and travel fees.


Cancellations in writing received up to 60 days before the selected date will forfeit the deposit. Cancellations in writing within 60 days of the selected date will be liable for the full amount of the agreed service, including additional fees and travel costs.

Any additional payments made to Blume and Darling will be considered payment for services rendered to date and will be non-refundable. Where work has been completed and the payments made to date do not cover the hours of work completed, an additional invoice will be issued to cover the hours of work not paid for. Payment of this invoice is due within 7 days.


You will remain liable for any bookings, orders and contracts secured and must promptly pay any debts owing. 

Illness or Injury

If we are unable to provide the agreed services due to illness, injury or other acts of God, we will find a replacement from within the Blume and Darling team.

If in the unlikely event, we cannot do that we will find a replacement from one of our many industry contacts who will be suitably qualified, at no further cost to you.

Change of Date

Should you require a date change for your booking and notify us at least 6 months prior, then your deposit will be carried forward to a new date subject to B&D availability. If we are unavailable then your deposit is forfeited.

Should you require a date change with less than 6 months notice, then your deposit can be carried forward to a new date subject to B&D availability plus a change fee of $150 + GST. If we are unavailable then your deposit is forfeited.


All costs quoted may be subject to change unless in the event of force majeure. 


A Force Majeure event includes but is not limited to Acts of God or public enemy, flood, earthquake, storm, cyclone, fire, explosion, war, riot, strikes, pandemic. If a force majeure event occurs, either party must give notice as soon as possible after the event.


Neither party will be held liable for performance under these conditions that are outside reasonable control.

In these circumstances, any monies paid for services to Blume and Darling can be used for an alternative date within a 12 month period of the initial event date.


Once an alternative date is confirmed the standard terms and conditions apply.

Intellectual Property

Any content developed and provided by Blume & Darling remains the property of Blume and Darling. Any information (including, but not limited to - run sheets, floor plans, ceremony content, proposals, pricing, vendor tips, budgeting templates etc.) shared with you as the client must remain confidential and is not to be shared with others without getting prior written consent from Blume and Darling.

Vendor Relationships

Blume and Darling does not accept any commissions from recommended vendors and cannot guarantee any service providers performance or product. We will forward all related contracts and invoices to you as the client to review, sign, and arrange payment.


If we recommend that you engage a third party to provide you with goods or services, we do so on the basis that we do not accept any liability whether in contract, equity, tort (including negligence), an enactment or otherwise in relation to that assistance or recommendation.

Limits of Liability

Maximum Liability: To the extent permitted by law, in relation to any claim arising from any cause (whether based in contract, equity, tort (including negligence), an enactment or otherwise), the liability of Blume and Darling is limited to the price (excluding GST) paid by the client in relation to the products and services giving rise to the claim (excluding GST).

Multiple Claimants: If more than one person has a claim, the limit in the clause above is the aggregate liability of Blume and Darling to all such claimants.

Consequential Losses: Blume and Darling shall not be liable for consequential losses. 

Limitation Period: The Limitation Act 2010 (“Limitation Act”) is modified to the effect that any claim must be filed within 6 months of the date of the act or omission on which the claim is based (“Limitation Period”). The Limitation Period applies even if the Client does not have knowledge of the act or omission, and/or any other related facts, until after the expiry of the Limitation Period and no “late knowledge” extension (for example, under section 11(2), 11(3), 14 or 32(2) of the Limitation Act) shall apply.


Client Liability: The client agrees to indemnify Blume and Darling from all claims suffered and costs, including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and/or solicitor/client basis and all debt collection and/or debt collector’s costs, losses, expenses and/or damages incurred by Blume and Darling by reason of client default in observing or performing client obligations under this agreement.


Blume and Darling assumes no responsibility for ANY damage or loss of merchandise, alcohol, equipment, furniture, clothing or other valuables prior to, during, or after the event.

The client understands that accidents/breakage and/or damage may sometimes occur. Blume and Darling will not be liable for any damage or loss, unless specifically caused by the negligent actions or conduct of Blume and Darling or its employees.

Unlawful Activity

The client and Blume and Darling or its employees will comply with all legal compliance requirements including: health and safety, lawful orders of police and/or fire services and will not do anything on the event premises in violation of any laws, rules or orders.

If unlawful activities should occur on the premises by the client and/or event guests and the event is cancelled, there will be no refund of any kind from Blume and Darling to the client.


Any changes to the agreement shall come into force only after a written agreement is signed by both parties at least thirty (30) days before the event date.

The amendments and supplement duly executed by both parties shall be part of this agreement and shall have the same legal effect as this agreement.

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