(Closed) Friend photographing wedding- how much to give?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How much is a good gift amount given the situation?
    $300-400 is a nice amount : (8 votes)
    62 %
    Give them wayyy more than that! : (4 votes)
    31 %
    Other- comment below : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I think treating them to a nice dinner and even $300 is a good amount to thank them. If they won’t accept your cash a nice gift card to their favorite store is great.

    Post # 3
    Member
    7815 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We paid our friend $400. He is a photographer- the AP and other reputable news sources regularly run his pictures- but he isn’t a wedding photographer. So he kind of did it as a favor to us, and to build his repetoire.

    Post # 4
    Member
    217 posts
    Helper bee

    I like round numbers – $500.  A great meal or a gift card to a nice restaurant plus $300/$400 would be great. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    1024 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d say $500 is good – It’s much less than you’d pay a photographer you’d hire for the big day but it’s substantial enough that they’d likely really appreciate it.

    Post # 7
    Member
    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think $500 as well.. It is a generous thank you but still a bargain for you x

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