(Closed) Last minute advice needed: corking fee and chocolate fountain?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

yikes that is super spendy.  I have heard of a lot of people that say to just tell them what your budget is.  You catering company might make some exceptions. If not whats the worst they can do say no.  If they are already going to have staff the to cater everything else why not throw in a fountain to gain some extra money?

Post # 4
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

One thing to consider with the fountain is that since it is technically "dessert" you might not want it until the last hour or two of the reception. If they are saying that it is $5/person per hour, you might want to start out by negotiating and asking if they could do three hours for $5/pp. (I agree with Mrs T… somtimes if you say, "I’ve worked out our budget, and the max we have for a fountain is xxx, which comes out to $5/pp for the night.") If they say no, either ask, ok, what about about $7/pp for three hours, OR try $5/pp for 2 hours. 

Negotiating is great. Sorry that I don’t have any similar prices to help you compare! 

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