Post # 17
If she originally agreed to payment in full, she shouls honor that. My wedding photography was 3 installments, but the final payment was due 2 weeks before the wedding. That really is the norm! Perhaps she would be open to installments that were due in full before the shoot?
Post # 18
I had to pay a deposit (about 10%), then I had to pay half the remaining balance a month before the wedding, and the last bit on the day of the wedding.
Post # 19
@maureen9004: Wow that sucks! I would be frustrated with contracts after that too!
Post # 20
Thanks, ladies. We worked it out. I was afraid because I hate telling people no (first born people pleasing tendency). We talked and she was super understanding- I don’t know why I’m such a freak sometimes 🙂
Post # 21
when we booked our photographer about 9 mons out, we signed a contract and paid a $200 deposit, then we paid a percentage spread out over four pay dates, the last one is a month before the wedding.