- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
Wow. Seriously, I cannot believe myself sometimes. Our date is almost 2 months away and we still have a few vendors left to hire (I know, I know). Anyway, the upside of this is that most major vendors who still have our date open are open to negotiations because it is unlikely that anyone else will come along and book them for that day, at this stage.
But I can’t seem to get over my nervousness at asking some of these people for less than their “published” rate. Today I was on the phone with someone and they said their packages start at X. And the next step should have been, “Well, what do I get for X?” Instead I got nervous and said, “Um, well our budget is really tight so UM, ….etc etc. ” And basically did get them down a little bit but I took everything else away so I basically bargained/screwed myself at the same time. NICE. This is why Fiance takes care of this aspect.
Sucks and I really liked that vendor too but now I can’t shake the feeling that I really didn’t handle that the right way. 🙁