(Closed) Input Needed: How much to Charge?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It’s hard to tell what it is from these pictures. Is it wooden? metal? painted? Do you have a close up?

Post # 4
5243 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

What is it made from? That would definetly make a difference in the price of the item

Post # 5
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Is it all one piece or could I move it around?

I think it might look cooler more feminine like fabric or lace on it.

Post # 7
3264 posts
Sugar bee

Honestly, I wouldn’t pay that much.  Less then $50.  Maybe I am just cheap.

Post # 8
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

This is weird but I’d be more willing to pay a higher amount for one giant letter than a collectively high amount for several giant letters.  Like I’d be willing to pay $25 for one of those letters, but if I had to pay $150 for all 6 I’d be like no way!  I’d probably be willing to pay $60 for all 6.  Sorry no explanation, not sure how my brain works :1

Post # 9
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I probably wouldn’t pay much. It kind of looks like text has just been added into the photo. It took me a minute to realize they weren’t.

Post # 10
14337 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@pink lantern:  me too.  I thought it was photoshopped on text. 

Post # 13
739 posts
Busy bee

The best way to figure out how to charge for something goes like this:


  1. How much do your materials cost? Do you own all the tools to make these if not what does it cost to rent them? How much paint did you use? Half a can then add that in. Anything you spend on making these should go into it. 
  2. Second how long does it take you to make them? You should pay yourself at least min wage per hour. If there are two of you working on them, calculate it for each of you. 
  3. Another way is to take your cost of supplies and times it by three. 1/3 cost of product, 1/3 pay yourself, and 1/3 to back into the business {marketing, samples, taxes, etc}

I think you have a really cute product and if you get some better photos you can definitely sell these.



Post # 14
478 posts
Helper bee

I don’t know, but those are great.  Love the picture with the long shadows cast.

Post # 15
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Treejewel19:  When I said I wouldn’t pay much, I meant definitely not over $50. It’s not something that can be re-purposed really.

If it was available to hire, sure, I might look into hiring it, but I wouldn’t buy it outright.




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