Whether it’s for the holidays or just to show appreciation to bride, as a wedding planner you might consider giving her a gift as the wedding planner is doing in today’s Q&A.
Is it appropriate to give a gift to a bride whose wedding I’m planning?
You can absolutely give a bride, or any client, a gift. It shows you are thoughtful and generous.
Here are some DOs and DON’Ts for doing it:
DO select something memorable that reflects what you know about her and her fiancé’s personalities and tastes from planning their wedding.
DON’T give something branded with your logo, give a thoughtful gift, not a promotional item.
DO consider giving a more expensive gift to a bride who has invested in a full-service wedding package than a bride who hired you for a “Day of” coordination.
DON’T spend all of your profits on your gift. Set a budget and stick to it. It’s more important that your gift be personally chosen than expensive.
DO include a personal, handwritten note with your gift telling your bride how much you appreciate her business and how much you enjoy working with her. This will mean as much to her as your gift.
DON’T give a silly or “joke” gift. Your bride may have a good sense of humor but it’s often difficult to predict what someone may consider inappropriate.
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