Post # 17
@geekspice: I agree, I don’t think it’s true that they jack up the prices of the same things just for weddings. Yes, wedding dresses, coordinators, veils, etc are ridiculously overpriced. But, I don’t believe that a DJ would charge less for a party than a wedding.
Post # 18
@aliciapdx: I don’t understand why they would double the price just because there’s the word wedding attached to it – I’ve certainly heard of it before, I know I heard that florists do that, too. I want to say there must be a reason behind it, but I guess I should stop being so naive. :/
Post # 19
@rcorral: I know when I was planning my wedding, they were charging more for “weddings” than other events. I think it has to do w/the fact that a wedding is much more involved (service wise) than a reunion…cake cutting, toasts, etc. The vendor knows that if everything isn’t “perfect” then the bride/groom will complain more than a bunch of family members.
I don’t think I could personally lie about this. If my DH/I were to go and meet the vendor, I think they would be smart enough to figure it out. Plus the servers would more than likely tell the owner and I wouldn’t want to deal with during/after my wedding.
Since you really like the place, I would specifically ask WHY the cost is much more and see what additional services they are including in the price. I hope it works out for you! Your BBQ wedding reception sounds FUN and I hope you post lots of pics of the food 🙂
Post # 20
Only if it’s a vendor who will not actually BE there on the day of.
Post # 21
We had ours at a hotel, and maybe that had something to do with it, but their prices were the same because they just charged a room rental and catering, and no matter if you were a business event, family reunion, or wedding, the prices remained the same.
Post # 22
@geekspice: “I came to the conclusion that this bit of conventional wisdom was just an old wives’ tale.”
I agree. I know some wedding vendors personally as friends (photographers, DJs) and they don’t charge any differently to work a wedding than to work a fraternity party or a family photo shoot.