Wedding Query

  • Participant
    Gregory Sawisky on #150285

    Just wanted to ask this of everyone. I’m sure it has happened to all of us at one point or another.

    Situation: A friend is getting married and she asks you if you’d like to play the harp at her wedding. She’s not an extremely close friend and you strongly suspect that the only reason you are invited is because you play the harp. What do you do? And what conditions affect your decision (e.g. the wedding is an eight-hour drive away or more)?

    Participant
    barbara-brundage on #150286

    I say, “Oh gee, I’d love to, but I’m already booked for that time. What a shame,” and let it go.

    Participant
    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #150287

    Tell her how much you charge for weddings and see how she reacts to that. That will answer your suspicions. Perhaps she intends to pay. Or tell her you can attend but you’re not sure if you can bring the harp with you.

    Participant
    Brandee Younger on #150288

    8 hour drive?!? Yowzers! That’s a negative.

    Participant
    Karen Johns on #150289

    Charge her double ;-)

    Karen

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    hitomi-momose on #150290

    As much as I would love to help out “friends” requests, 8 hour drive is not my preference for anyone.

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