Post # 1
Hello! I’m recently engaged and our friend has taken it upon herself to plan everything, thankfully. She’s wonderful and knows us very, very well. I wouldn’t have anyone else do it. I don’t think she’s expecting payment, she seems to really love all of it, but I would feel just awful if I didn’t give her something. But I don’t even slightly know how much I should give her.
Post # 3
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
$500 would be nice! Unless your budget is big then 5-10%
Post # 5
@bebero: I agree $500 seems like a perfect amount.
How lucky you are to have her help.
Post # 6
$500 it is then hahaha. I’ll have to think of something clever instead of just handing her cash, but having an amount helps. Thank you very much!!!
Post # 7
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.
Post # 8
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
@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.