As a wedding planner approaching my one-year mark, I have experimented with different payment options for my clients which typically range around $800. I originally began by asking for 50% down as a non-refundable save-the-date fee for day-of coordination services. However, I've been leaning more towards changing to $100 to reserve the date and then the remainder is due before the wedding date.
Has anyone else tried this? And what do you require as a deposit and why?