(Closed) Paying Vendors Before The Wedding

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It probably depends on his/her business policy.  I imagine you have to pay something to book.

Post # 4
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i would be ok with paying a retainer, but everything else should be due day of services after its all over

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You will probably have to pay at least 50% down and the rest the day of your wedding. Just make sure you read teh contract and ask questions, if you don’t understand.

Post # 6
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

As long as you have something in the contract that says if she doesn’t actually do her job on the day of that you can get your money back, you should be fine to pay in advance.

Post # 8
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are paying the photographer the rest of the money when we go pick up our album, the limo on the night of and the dj the night of, just in case they dont show, but we did make deposits

Post # 9
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It depends on the business….But I don’t think I would be comfortable paying her in such an advance….I would ask about a deposit or partial payment, at least that’s what I’m doing 🙂

Post # 10
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Stick to your guns, unless it says it in the contract to pay her before-hand, DON’T. I would also remind her that she is not fulfilling her obligations that ARE stated in the contract. I know there are a lot of amazing coordinators and vendors out there, but there are also a lot that will take you for a ride if you let them. Be kind, but firm.

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