(Closed) How much should I pay my friend/wedding planner?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mmm… how about $500? or $500 in the form of a gift card she would love, if you don’t want to give her cash?

is that too much?

Post # 4
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

$500 would be nice! Unless your budget is big then 5-10%

Post # 5
2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@bebero:  I agree $500 seems like a perfect amount. 

How lucky you are to have her help.  

Post # 7
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would be very carfeful with letting a personal friend plan your wedding. A lot of times mixing business with pleasure ends badly.

Just a little warning, people lose friends over smaller things, a wedding planned poorly that the bride doesn’t love ends up in lawsuits when using a professional. If I were in your shoes I would have my friend help me plan but not leave her in charge of planning, not worth losing a friendship. 

Good luck.

Post # 8
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

if it were me and I was receiving something other than cash, I would like to get several gift cards to places that I often go. For example, $100 for Starbucks would cover my coffee for a while, $200 at Sephora would be a nice shopping spree, $100 at target… etc.

Post # 9
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@isadora9109:  What ensures that she doesn’t fall through near the end?  I’d be a little worried or would need to be invovled while she does it all.  Probably wait til the end to see what all she really did – then I’d do a cash gift.

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