LIVE! #355 – 5 Wedding Terms Every Wedding Planner Should Know

Here are five (5) Wedding Planner terms worth knowing. 



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Wedding Lingo

As you work with more couples and professional wedding vendors, you'll, no doubt, hear lots of lingo and terms that you may or may not be familiar with.

Here are five (5) words that every wedding planner should know:

Wedding Industry Term #1: “PLUS PLUSwedding-words

When your caterer tells you and your client that the cost per person is “$30 ++”, one  ‘+' refers to gratuity and the other ‘+' is tax.

Wedding Industry Term #2: ON-PREMISE

This term is used to describe a venue and is often a way to distinguish the type of caterer that is contracted.

An on-premise venue has its own kitchen and catering.  Hotels, country clubs, restaurants and many wedding facilities/full-service banquet halls are examples of on-premise sites.

Wedding Industry Term #3: OFF-PREMISE

A venue that is contracted separately from the food that is being served at your client's wedding is referred to as off-premise.  When food is prepared at one location and transported to another site, the  caterer is identified as an off-premise caterer.

Wedding Industry Term #4: KICKBACK

If you're planning weddings professionally, it's just a matter of time before you hear this word.  By definition, a kickback is a percentage of an invoice that is given to someone else (oftentimes, you, the wedding planner) who is influential in the decision-making/buying process.

If your client has hired and is paying you, directly, s/he should know if you're also receiving payment from the vendors that you're recommending.  Not disclosing this type of arrangement is unethical.

Wedding Industry Term #5: FORCE MAJEURE

This is a clause you MUST include within your wedding planner's contract.  Force Majeure is a french term (that means ‘superior force') that exempts you from carrying out the terms of your contract because of extreme circumstances that you could not have foreseen.

Have a local attorney help you with the specific wording for the portion of your wedding planner's contract that includes this clause.


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  1. I had no idea that there are also wedding terms for wedding planners. I’m not a wedding planner but i think it is important for a wedding planner to know these terms. It is essential for one to be familiar with these terms so as to have a smoother relationship with all those people that they need to deal with.