Post # 1
Final question (for the hour- LOL) –
We have 8-10 people that are good freinds and attending the wedding because they are “friendors” – folks that have offered to help with the wedding for either no charge or for just the cost of the materials.
Our wedding is fairly small (50-60 people) and these friendors are doing some pretty major things- setting up/ decorating; taking the pics; catering the meal; helping to run the games for the kids that attend and cleaning up. There is NO WAY we could make our wedding vision happen without them.
So- do we send them an invite as a wedding guest- though they are also providing a service? Or not?
Any advice is welcome and thanks!
Post # 3
Eek, not sure. I would. We had a family friend do our cake and a friend of mine did the flowers – they both got invites. However, our venue gave us vendor pricing on their meals (16 instead of 26).
Post # 4
I definitely would as a nice gesture. You traditionally send invites to your wedding party, too, so I don’t know why you wouldn’t to “friendors.” lol I wasn’t sure what you meant by that term at first!
Post # 5
My photog was a friendor – she’s a close friend of the family. We sent her an invite and otherwise treated her like any other guest. (And we did pay her, although she worked for peanuts, compared to what most charge.)
Post # 6
I would say only if they would have been invited to the wedding as a guest.
Post # 7
Honestly, I would. Sometimes friendors get overlooked, and I think it’s not quite right to treat them just as your regukar vendors, especially if they’re giving you a discount or volunteering.
Post # 8
Thanks ladies- It is good to see that we were on the right track with this one!
Post # 9
This is how I see it. If you’d invite them to your wedding regardless if they were providing you services or not, they get an invite. If they are going to be there solely for working the wedding and they wouldn’t have normally been invited, except they have a service they can offer, then no invite. But even then – what’s a few more invites really going to cost in the long run? A few bucks? They’ll probably appreciate it more than it’ll cost you to make them 🙂