Thursday, May 28, 2009

friend + vendor = frendor?

So, we're having a friend use their professional talent for our wedding. But I have to tell you, think twice about doing this. If you do decide to do this, check your control freak at the door.

Example #1, the invites.
The design looks amazing, but it's taking a while to get edits back. And there was an email sent that had the subject, "I do what I like" Ummm, no you don't. Not when you are designing someone's wedding invitations.

That email made me put Ceci New York on speed dial. Damn the cost.

Example #2, the favors.
I have another friend, a pastry chef who offered to bake us cookies for favors. I'm giving her time to really think about this before confirming, it would be great, but at the same time, we were ready to scrap favors all together. Since I don't really care about favors, I have less of a control freak reaction...not so with the wedding invites...

Balance it out is all I'm saying. If you really care about something, maybe you should pay for it.

1 comment:

un-bride said...

I totally agree. I'm happy to have friends help, but if it's anything that will involve "artistic decisions", I'm paying or doing it myself. Better to spend a little more than to burn a friendship over something silly.