I know someone that is getting married next year, and received a Facebook message asking me if I would consider shooting her wedding and how much would I charge. I'm a serious hobbyist and have shot a wedding and second shot a few weddings, but that was for immediate family. This is the sister in law of my sister in law, so not a close relative by any means. Of course I was flattered that see asked me, but based on all the reading I have done on this forum from people that have stepped in to shooting there first paid wedding, I decided to just tell her that weddings were not my thing.
From the rest of the conversation I had with her on Facebook I could tell that she had contacted me hoping for a real cheap price. I asked her what her budget was so I could recommend someone to her, and she just said as low as possible. So thank you forum for helping me recognize the warning signs and not to waste my time fretting about shooting a paid wedding that wouldn't have paid well anyway. I was able to move away from this quickly with no misunderstanding or hurt feelings on either side.
So thank you again forum for all your wisdom and experience.