I operate a wedding photography business and have a question: When is payment in full due for your weddings (if you are a wedding photographer)? My due date is a deposit to hold your wedding date when you book and the remainder due 30 business days before the wedding date. To add to the twist, the groom grew up with my husband so, while they are not super close, we want to maintain the friendship. They said that they were not aware of the remaining payment before their wedding day and said that they have never heard of anyone asking for the full payment before the service is rendered (everything is listed in the contract they signed and explained to them). I have looked at other contracts in my area and it seems standard to me. I haven't had a problem with this with my previous 35 weddings. Any constructive input is appreciated.