A good friend of mines mom started an event planning business last year and specialized in weddings. So when we started planning our renewal I went to talk to her and decided to use her services for the day of, decorating the party hall (table clothes, center pieces, seating and guest book, go to for vendors or anyone with questions and being there when the caterer, dj, and bakery get there. She offere more, like helping at the ceremony but we don't need anything with that.
Well we have been playing phone tag the past few weeks because I had her money and wanted to get it to her. We finally talk yesterday and she tells me she's no longer running her business anymore but because we had already had an agreement she would come and do whatever I needed that day. At no charge. If I felt like giving her a tip or a thank you note but I'm not obligated to.
My question is, I can't not give her anything for giving up most of a Saturday to come do this for me. The originally price was $450. If she comes and does set up and let's everyone in at 3 (used to be 12) and then leaves after we get there and she eats (close to 7), do you think $225 is fair to give her?