When you pay the advance, you give me a confirmation of your real, earnest interest of using my services. Once you cover it, I will then refuse all other couples that are interested in the same wedding date. After that, should you suddenly cancel or postpone the wedding, I may not be able get another job for that date. That would mean a huge loss of income for me. And so the purpose of the advance is to compensate for such a situation, at least partially.
The amount of the advance fee is set as 25% from the price of the selected package. The advance is fully returnable in case you cancel the booking at least 90 days before the wedding date. In case of a later cancelation, the advance is non-returnable. I will also return the full advance in case I would not be able to provide the services myself, for any reason.