Terms & Conditions (Weddings)

Terms and Conditions/Wedding Ceremonies 


We (the couple) agree to pay a 30% booking fee to book Cate (Cate Reid Ceremonies) to plan, create, write and officiate our marriage ceremony and we understand that this is non-refundable.  On paying the 30% booking fee we acknowledge that we have read, understood and agree with the following statements.

The booking fee is due within 7 days of agreeing your date of your marriage ceremony and is not legally confirmed until the fee is paid in full. If the booking fee is not received within 7 days, Cate reserves the right to release the date and take another booking for the date in question.

We agree to pay the remainder of the fee to officiate our marriage in two staged payments:

  1. Ceremony script draft stage: 30% of the total fee is due on notification that the first draft of your marriage ceremony has been completed.
  2. Final balance: 40% final balance is due 28 days prior to the wedding ceremony.


We agree to work closely with Cate and respond promptly to any questions relating to planning and writing of the wedding ceremony.


We agree that if Cate is unable to perform our ceremony due to illness or any other unavoidable situation, she will try her very best to arrange a replacement Marriage Officer and she will share the wedding ceremony plans/script.

We agree that in the event we should have to cancel Cate’s services the following will apply:

  1. None of the staged payments once made are refunded as Cate may have turned down other work to save the date exclusively. 
  2. If the draft has been written, then Cate reserves the right to be paid for the planning and writing of the ceremony.
  3. To exercise the right to cancel, we agree to inform Cate via email to info@catereid.co.uk at our earliest convenience.

Changes to the booking

Any changes to the booking date and time of your ceremony will be accommodated whenever possible but cannot be guaranteed. If you require to postpone your ceremony, Cate will honour the new date where possible, however this is also not guaranteed. 


We agree that all written documents relating to our ceremony script are copyrighted to ©Cate Reid Ceremonies and no reproduction or sharing with others is permitted. 

Marriage Law in Scotland

For ceremonies to be recognised by law in Scotland, you must also fulfil the legal requirements (M10 forms) at a Registry Office at least three months prior to the date of your ceremony but no later than 29 days. 

We agree to follow National Record Scotland guidance when registering the Marriage. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding this.

We (the couple) are aware that Cate can officially solemnise our marriage in Scotland through the TLC Faith. We are aware that there is no joining fee, and we don’t have to become a member, however we achnowledge TLC values and beliefs and we agree with the following statement.

‘Marriage is not the domination of one or the other, but it exists for the benefit of you both. We believe that marriage should be based on respect; respect for yourselves, and respect for each other.  This will enable the bond between you to grow even stronger and will be an excellent foundation to build your marriage upon.  A Marriage which is based on respect will allow you both to share your hopes, your dreams and your memories and to help each other through your uncertainties. Marriage demands honesty and courage from each of you – the courage to be open, and to grow and change. It also requires closeness and distance, closeness for you to grow together and enough distance for each partner to be individual’.

Images and Testimonials

We agree to give Cate permission to use our wedding ceremony photographs for the sole purpose of promotion of her services and we agree to email Cate  info@catereid.co.uk within 7 days of booking to opt out.  We are fully aware that failure to opt out may result in the images being posted on Cate’s website (www.catereid.co.uk) or via any social media platforms. We are aware that we may be asked to provide a short-written testimonial; however, we are in no way obligated to provide this.


We are aware that all the information that we give to Cate will be treated as confidential and she will not disclose any of it to any third party without our express permission. Cate will manage all your personal information in accordance with the law, including the new Data Protection Regulations Act 2018.  All correspondence, documentation and the ceremony script will be kept confidential, except for any third parties who have been included in development and delivery of the marriage ceremony.

Insurance and Professional Affiliation

We are aware that Cate is a full member of Scottish Independent Celebrants Association (SICA) and adheres to their codes of practice and fully insured with Balens with cover of £1000, 000 for public and product liability.  The link to the Scottish Independent Celebrants Association (SICA) can be found here https://celebrants.scot