- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Good morning Bees!
My friend of 10 years is a party planner. It’s a new business and has only done private parties so far. My wedding will be his first. He offered to be my party planning in return that he could use my wedding as his reference. Credit for his first wedding. I have no problem with that. I can use all the help I can get and even better to have a wedding planner for free. I also told him anything we don’t need after the wedding I’ll donate to his business.
My wedding is 7 months away and I have nothing pyshically done. No invites, no dress, no quotes on anything. We got together over a week ago and went through all the planning. He said he’ll have prices for me by Friday, nothing. Them he said on Monday, nothing. Another week passed and still nothing. I ended up calling a few places and already got quotes and contracts sent to me. I haven’t told my dad anything about our wedding plans or even our date because I know he’s going to want to help out with money, but I want to have a total cost for everything first. At least an estimated quote. I want to get at least as possible from my dad because I don’t want him paying a lot for our wedding.
My friend is trying to start a lot of other businesses, he’s the president of his business marketing group at his university he attends. So I know he’s busy but he insist that he can plan my wedding with no problem. But I find myself starting to stress over quotes I haven’t received yet and I end up doing it myself. I don’t know if I should just let him be and let him come to me, but still do my own research on everything just in case he doesn’t ? Or should I just tell him to forget it and I’ll take care of it instead because I know he’s busy with school? I just don’t want to stress out with not knowing if he’s going to get everything done on time. Or me having to do things myself anyways. I know we’re friends but he should still be treating this as a wedding for a paying client to be professional for future paying clients.
Whats your opinion on this?