How much do I charge? HELP!

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bexebop
Event Planner
Posts: 19
Joined: February 14th, 2013, 7:36 am

How much do I charge? HELP!

Unread post by bexebop »

So a good friend of mine is a Maid of Honour for her friends wedding (I don't know this friend), and the friend has asked me to plan her wedding. I was already a good planner prior to starting this course but needed a bit of help.... Do I charge her? If so how much? Do I just hope she gives something my way? HELP
amandaemme
Event Planner
Posts: 10
Joined: February 22nd, 2013, 8:17 am

Re: How much do I charge? HELP!

Unread post by amandaemme »

I think this is up to you and your level of personal expertise. If you believe you have enough experience and knowledge go ahead and charge. Personally in that situation I would ensure your not charging a full rate if you don't have a thorough portfolio and reference to back you up. If you do then you should absolutely charge a regular price.

If you don't feel comfortable charging yet then ask the bride if you can plan and use some pictures from her wedding in your portfolio and also get a letter of reference in exchange. That way you have a great start for your future events. :)

Hope this helps :)
bexebop
Event Planner
Posts: 19
Joined: February 14th, 2013, 7:36 am

Re: How much do I charge? HELP!

Unread post by bexebop »

Thanks Amanda,

only just saw your post. She won't be giving me physical money but is letting me use her photos and a few bottles of champers! Can't go wrong with that :P
amandaemme
Event Planner
Posts: 10
Joined: February 22nd, 2013, 8:17 am

Re: How much do I charge? HELP!

Unread post by amandaemme »

That still sounds like an awesome deal. That's what I have been doing as well :)
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