Hey ladies, I'm in a dilema.
I'm in the process of finalizing everything with my photographer. However, one thing is bothering me. He has several payment options. One which includes paying for everything upfront, another paying 50% now, and 50% a few weeks before the wedding and paying in 1/3rds. I will most likely be going with the last option. Paying in 3 options. However, it bothers me that he wants the last payment a few weeks before the wedding. I have heard HORROR stories about people who have paid their photogs in full before receiving their pictures and something went wrong (they didnt like the pictures, didnt receive them in time, went AWOL....etc). So i addressed him about it and he said he can't make the exception and they guarantee their customers satisfaction.
So i dont know what to do, but i really dont want to loose him because he does good work and his prices are completely within our budget.
What do i do? I need advice.