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Per Diems

Our friend is a professional photographer and will be traveling with us to our destination wedding in July.  He isn't charging us for the photos, but we are paying for his travel, lodging, and per diems.  I would assume that in a normal situation a photographer would put a per diem in his/her proposal.  I know that if I ask our friend what he thinks is fair, he will tell me "Oh, whatever is fine"  any thoughts on what is appropriate?

Re: Per Diems

  • unplainjaneunplainjane member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    when i travel for work i get $50 a day in the country's currency that i'm in. but i find that actually low. i hear from colleages that per diem is usually between $50-$75 a day.
  • edited December 2011
    At my work out per diem is $45 a day.
  • edited December 2011
    Same boat. I'm basically going to say that I can afford to give him X amount per day, or he can just tag around with us (he's my oldest friend, so this isn't weird) and I'll just cover costs for food myself.
  • gaterunergateruner member
    First Comment First Anniversary
    edited December 2011
    $50 a day in a resort town can be very low or high depending on where you are going and what accomodations you have. Are you at an All-Inclusive then you might not even need that. If you are staying in a high end hotel that has nothing included then it may barely cover breakfast and lunch.
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