Yes.  We require non-refundable retainer fee of up to 25% (usually less) on all events.  We will send you a contract and expect you to return it with your signature and retainer fee within one month.  Your date is not officially secure until your retainer fee and contract is in our hands.  However, we will not book another event on your day while your contract is outstanding.  If we do not receive your retainer fee and contract by your due date listed on your contract, we reserve to rebook the date without notice.