(Closed) i feel bad, but nothing i can do, right?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Her trip is paid for and she’s still going.  If she didn’t do your wedding, she’d be out of the $1500.  I say you’re still doing her a favour by giving her some extra income while on her new found vacation! 

Post # 4
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

Don’t offer her more. If the other couple canceled I’m sure they lost their deposit.

Post # 5
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You signed a contract, she called and said she was still in, so you’re fine.  Just give her a really good tip or something on the day.  🙂

Post # 6
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You’re fine! She would pretty much have to go anyway, since the tickets are non-refundable. You’re still helping her out by giving her a chance to earn $1,500 while she’s there!

Post # 8
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468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Don’t feel bad! It was a serendipitous event and obviously meant to be. Yes, it is sad that the other wedding cancelled on her but since she already has her tickets and room booked and she didn’t request any additional money, you should go ahead with your plans. Look at it this way, at least by doing your wedding she is helping to recover some of her travel expenses. Also, she just might book another event for the time she is there. If you really feel that you need to pay her more, perhaps you can give her something extra once you have opened your wedding gifts and perhaps received some money?

Relax and know that everything will work out as it is supposed to.

Best of luck to you!

Post # 9
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56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

inviting him to the dinner part is a great idea and definitely give her a good tip. theres no reason you should feel bad…she gets a vacation and some business!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I like the idea of inviting the photog’s Darling Husband to the reception! 

Post # 11
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@dynamic_duo: Oh lord I have no idea!  Just give her whatever you feel comfortable with.  The point was to stay on budget, I don’t think she’ll be expecting any huge tip, which is why it will be a nice thank-you for her.  Maybe you could find out from somewhere what the usual % is and give a bit more than that?  I can’t remember if you’re even expected to tip a photographer, so even a little bit will do in that case.  And I absolutely think inviting her and her husband to the dinner is a really nice idea!  🙂

Post # 13
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42 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@dynamic_duo: Don’t feel bad. You negotiated an arrangement that benefited both of you. It might feel like a favour to you, but it benefited her by allowing her to make some extra money while she was in Jamaica.  

Her circumstances have changed, but she’ll be able to seek restitution from the first couple under their contract, but that has nothing to do with you. If she does a great job, feel free to give her a lovely tip or a gift to show your appreciation, but don’t feel obliged to change your previous agreement. 

 

Hope it works out! 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

ah i wouldnt worry about it unless she brings it up. maybe you can put together a nice thank you basket of goodies or something?

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