Neogitating with Caterers – Advice?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Member
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Just remember that negotiating involves give and take. They might be able to give you a lower price, but it will involve reducing the scope of what they provide. It might be a good idea for you to come in with things you are willing to live without or to downgrade (cheaper linens, less options, less expensive food items). Good luck!

Post # 5
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5972 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@cheebs:  +1 It’s less about negotiating and more :”give and take”. Most likely they aren’t going to just cut the price for the sake of cutting it. If they’re giving you a cheaper rate, most likely you’re going to have to sacrifice something. Give them a budget of what you can spend per person and ask them to give you 3 options of what they can do within that budget. From there you can wiggle things around to see what you can do.

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