Book with Confidence Guarantee
Any bookings made through Guides for Brides with venues or suppliers currently showing our Book with Confidence badge, guarantees that they will transfer your deposit to your new date if you need to postpone your wedding. So now you can book with confidence.
If a business is not yet displaying the Book with Confidence badge, don’t be afraid to ask them if they are willing to add it! We recently conducted a survey in which around two-thirds of suppliers and venues indicated that they could offer penalty-free postponements to new bookings. However, some suppliers, for example celebrants or planners, begin working on your wedding as soon as they are booked, so they may not be able to offer this. Speak to these suppliers about other ways they might be able to help you, because – as our survey shows – many businesses are willing to be flexible and work together with you in these unprecedented times.
To activate your Book with Confidence guarantee:
- Add the supplier to your Planner. Sending them a message through our website will automatically add them, or just click the heart icon.
- Pay the deposit and mark them as BOOKED on your planner.
They’ll receive an email from us confirming that your booking is covered by the Book with Confidence guarantee.
Not booked your venue yet?
We know there will be a shortage of venues for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. If you’ve already been for show rounds you’ve probably already decided where you’ll book.
Reserve your date now and you can start planning. This scheme cannot be used if you have already booked another venue.
Already booked your venue and ready to book suppliers?
This scheme lets you go ahead with booking your suppliers even if you aren’t sure if your wedding will be postponed, or when it will be postponed to.
If you need to postpone. The venues and suppliers showing this badge have confirmed that they will not retain your deposit for your original date if you need to postpone. This means that your deposit will be applied to your new date and will not be lost.
Act Fast. This guarantee allows you to plan your wedding with confidence, even in uncertain times. Once things settle down, venues and suppliers may return to non-transferable deposits, so we’d encourage you to book now. The guarantee will apply to anyone that booked throughout the time they were displaying the Book with Confidence badge, regardless of how far off the wedding will be.
Terms and Conditions
Mark your supplier as BOOKED in your online wedding planner as soon as you have paid the deposit so that they know your booking is covered by the scheme.
This scheme covers deposits, not booking fees, stage payments, final payments or any other payments for work that has been done.
Bookings before 18th November 2020 – these terms changed on the 18th of November to only cover postponements and not cancellations. If you booked before the 18th November 2020 and the supplier was displaying the badge, you can have confidence that in the event of cancellation they will still honour the return of your deposit.
Your contract is with the venue or supplier and any deposit transfer or refund due will come from them. We cannot be held responsible for any breach of contract or other failures of your venue or supplier.
Play Fair. Please only book venues and suppliers you intend to use. This scheme can not be used in order to hold multiple dates or multiple venues or suppliers of the same type.
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