Franklin, MA asked in Business Law, Contracts and Employment Law for Massachusetts

Q: Signed a contract with wedding planner for an amount, she didn't do good job, can we insist to pay on first agreed pay?

Fiancé only signed one contract with planner for 28k where her commission would be 20% of that agreed amount per contract. Though through out the weeks planner only pushed ideas she saw fit and not what we specified when we initially met her. Fiancé ended up locating a venue which is the majority of the new price which is now 40k. My fiancé negotiated prices and found new music performers or dj per venue regulation, when the planner did not do any of that and only located vendors for photos and video per initial contract. If the planner ends up wanting to generate a new contract for the 40k so she may receive 20% of that, may we legally specify that we will pay her 20% on the actual signed contract of the 28k, since we had to chase the work? The initial contract states, we would pay her the agreed amount for her work, which ended up with us doing it instead, therefore a possible reason to deny new contract? Possibly pay just for the other vendors she located or the 20% on the 28k?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: You might have a basis for contesting her fees, e.g., breach of contract by failure to perform her agreed duties. It's key to review the contract and all the related facts. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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