(Closed) need help negotiating venue items

posted 11 years ago in Money
Post # 3
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

It really depends on the venue, and if you’re already at the minimum, they may not be willing to waive many fees.  I know our venue does not really adjust their set pricing.  The only way I was able to get discounts is by actually eliminating stuff from the package (no meat, serve only wine and beer, etc…).  If they are a popular venue and feel that they can get someone willing to pay full price, there is not a lot of negotiation room.  You can always ask, but if you really want the venue, you may just have to pay what they request.

Post # 4
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hmmm… interesting.  I’ve found that it is easier to negotiate with individual vendors rather than a packaged vendor.  I would skip the chair covers — I hate them because I always slide off of the chairs they are on!

Flowers, DJ’s, and photographers are fairly easy to negotiate with.  I worked out individual deals with each.  I even got $200 off the price of my wedding dress. 

Good luck!

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