I have downloaded the generic contract that Doug provided a while ago and altered it to my specific needs. I have one question and that has to do with when the contract begins and expires. What does the expiration of the contract mean and what should that date be? Is it the date the cake is to be delivered? Or is it when the equipment is to be returned? Or 6 mos later? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
The only reason i can think of regarding an expiration date is for pricing. As an example, if you meet with a bride and give her a quote on a cake the expiration date would be how long the price quote is good for. I would not guarantee a price for longer than 6 months because you never know what will happen with the prices of ingredients. I do put a date that all equipment needs to be returned by but I do not think of that as an expiration date. I hope this helps.