Post # 1
I live in a small town and have known the people catering my wedding since high school. He used to own another restaurant here in town and I worked for him. We’ve kept in touch over the years, and when I inquired about catering prices, he told me he would only charge me his cost, nothing more. In addition to that, he, along with another lady that works there that I’ve known since high school as well, offered to donate their time to work my wedding. So he isn’t making any money off of me at all.
My question is, what can I do to repay them for their kindness? Do you think paying more than the total is good enough, or is there something else I can do to express my appreciation? I am really at a loss.
Post # 3
@Madi.So.Excited: I would pay him what he asks and then give them a basket or another type of gift with a card and a tip.
Post # 4
I would pay him a tip in gratuity with a Thank You card. Around my area its 18% gratuity.
Post # 5
@jmaze: –> This. I would write a nice Thank You card with a generous tip!
Post # 6
I would definitely give them a generous tip!
Post # 7
+1 to the generous gratuity and a thoughtful thank you card. Also, if there’s some way to review him online (yelp, tripadvisor, weddingwire, whatever), give him a glowing review. That will mean a lot to him.
Post # 8
Good ideas – thank you all!
Post # 9
@Madi.So.Excited: pay what he asks, then do a thank you gift of osme sort (and standard gratuity)
Post # 10
I think a gift card and then a glowing review of their services, as well as an offer to be a client reference for future bookings (if they deserve it, of course).
Post # 11
I agree with PPs on giving a generous tip… but wanted to add, be sure to tip on the amount he SHOULD HAVE charged!