- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Honestly, I think I’d just give him a written thank-you letter with cash in it!
And I’d pull a “cakeyp’s mom” and shove it in his shoes if he refuses.
That way he gets money that he can spend however he likes and a thoughtful thank you note.
But honestly the BEST gift you can give him is to keep being amazing friends!!!
That’s worth it’s weight in gold.
@Radiocure: If he is building up his business, I remember when I was a struggilng photog I really wanted some amazing lenses but did not have the money for them. Amazon actually has the best deals on most photographic equipment so I really appreciated Amazon gift cards at the time.
@Radiocure: I’m designing/making my friend’s invites, necklace, cake topper, favors and I don’t expect anything in return. Chances are if a friend is doing something for you, it’s because they want to. I think a heartfelt thank you will be enough of a token of appreciation.
I think a special lense, or amazon gift card is a great if idea. Not sure yet if thats what we’ll do, but I really appreciate the thoughful suggestion.
@lynnielou33193: There is no expense that we are requiring guests or wedding party members to pay out of pocket. We’re hosting a weekend event at a summer camp, and anyone who chooses can stay in cabins at no charge.
@housebee: I agree with you, I definitely know this friend is helping because he wants to, but that doesn’t prevent us from wanting to thank him in some meaningful way
@younglady: Thanks for the wine suggestion! Super simple, but definitely a good idea.
@CakeyP: Haha, I think your mom’s methods. 🙂 The mazon gift cards might be a way to do something similar, we’ll see. We will definitely continue trying to be amazing friends! I agree, thats whats important. FH, who has the history with this friend, is a great friend as well, so hopefully we’ll just get some opportunities to reciprocate soon–and restore the balance :).