Hiring a day of "helper"…

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
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  • Post # 3
    2535 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    go ahead!

    Post # 4
    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @jhilliard:  It can’t hurt to ask! Instead of giving her $100 flat out you could give her an Amazon gift card or pay for her hotel or something. I am doing the same thing actually. A little different because my friend volunteered to do it for free, but I don’t feel comfortable not giving her anything. My only concern is, is this her profession? If so, $100 is pretty low. If she is local and you think she would just have fun doing it though then it might work out.

    Post # 5
    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @secretbee33:  Also if you covered her meal and she could drink a bit I’d say it’s a pretty good deal. In other words if she is a guest who would be helping out a little

    Post # 7
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My BM’s and MOH didn’t have the time to be coordinating ANYthing. I had a very good friend be our DOC, she knew my vision and she coordinated set up with other people who were gracious enough to help, coordinated everyone walking down the aisle, when to bring out cake etc… I’d absolutely hire someone for a decent fee if I hadn’t had a friend to help

    Post # 8
    1312 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

    I would go just a little bit higher, but it depends on where you live and what you are used to for wages.  I’d go with 20/hr, or 120 total, but knowing that if she stays even later (which I feel like might happen), she will get paid extra.

    Post # 9
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ve been married for a while and usually hang over on the nesting & fitness boards- but I wanted to pop in and encourage you to go for it if she’s into it! I don’t know about compensation, so I can’t comment on that- but my only regret was not having a DOC!

    I had a very intimate DIY wedding (only 40 guests) with no bridesmaids. I did everything myself the day of (decorating the ceremony & reception as well as preparing food & drinks!) and because of that, I missed my beauty appointments for the day. I walked down the aisle looking …well, like my normal every day self. Haha. Not really bridal short of my dress! I also spent a little too much of the reception refilling drinks or cleaning. I’m a fairly laid back person, so this wasn’t upsetting at the time, but I do wish I could have saved a little extra cash in my super tight & tiny budget to have someone else be responsible for all that! It would have helped me enjoy the day a bit more and stress a bit less! 🙂

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