So, I have a rather unique situation.
The minister at my church had agreed to marry us last year; we really wanted this guy to do our ceremony for a number of reasons. After the new year, he did not have his contract renewed and found employment elsewhere. He assured us he would still come back for our wedding and wound up taking a week's vacation in the surrounding area.
He got in touch with us and asked us to pick up the cost of his plane ticket back. No problem. Circa $250. A hotel room for the night, another $115. Let me reiterate: we really like this guy and want him to do our ceremony.
Problem is, we have never discussed an actual "fee" for services. I'm not sure if I should have an envelope prepared for him or not. I don't want to seem cheap or stiff the guy, but at the same time, I already laid out a nice sum for his trip back. I don't really want that awkward, "where's my envelope" at the end of the night?
Any thoughts or ideas on this?