Like most all other services you will contract for your event, a deposit of between 30% and 50% along with a signed contract is required to secure your date and DJ. The final balance will be due days before your event so that the “day of” will be just fun and no business. Most of the time, waiting a week or so to make a decision won’t affect our availability but we are a small boutique company and sell out 30 or more weeks a year, so if you like Instant Memories and plan on securing our services, then the sooner the better. If you haven’t completely decided on lighting but like your DJ, then you can just book him and get to adding lighting at a later point. We are flexible in these areas and your contract can be adjusted along the way as long as you stay at or above our event minimum for your date.