Post # 1
So we found our wedding venue 🙂 and placed a deposit for the venue yay, which is a relief haha.
Price was cheaper than other ones that were looking at since we were able to negotiate the costs down and saved around $400.
However, I just found out a friend I haven’t talked to in a while also had her wedding at the same venue for the same amount of people recently and they actually got around $800-$1000 off plus things thrown in them.
I didn’t even think of my friend’s situation when discussing with the venue manager.
Is there any way to bring up my friend’s situation without insulting even though I already paid the deposit? 🙁
Thankd in advance!
Post # 2
I wouldn’t push it since you already put a deposit down and which leads me to believe you already signed a contract and agreed on that price.
Post # 3
I think you could ask without being offensive, but just be prepared to be told that there is no room for discussion since you already placed a deposit. I would weigh how much I might potentially save against how much frustration or stress asking might cause, and then decide whether it’s worth it to me.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2016 - Muhlhauser Barn
did you already sign a contract? if so, no way 🙁 if youve already signed a contract and locked in things, legally they have got you at what you signed at
Post # 5
yeah.. no not gonna happen. Prices are subject to change. Your friend is already married correct? So she might have signed a contrat over 12 months ago and you cannot expect to get the same price.
Post # 6
I think if you don’t ask you wont know. They can totally not budge as you aren’t negotiating but for me it would be worth a try.
Post # 7
Could you get what’s stated in your contract for less? No and if you push, what you going to do, forfeit your deposit, they know you’re unlikely to do that to save a little money.
What you CAN do at this point is anything additional or an estimate, haggle on. My venue’s quote really was tied to basic buffet menu and linens, nothing upgraded. At 3 months before you can start talking about upgrading linens, napkins, chargers, barware, etc. So maybe you can see from there? Also my bar was consumption and before I signed, I was able to get them to not stock “luxury” liquor so Skyy vs Belvedere vodka. So maybe your chance is here.
But as you signed the big contract, probably no luck there. Also prices change along with the season. My venue was more willing to discount on initial quotes since I was off season but anything in season (which entails higher venue fee and minimums) less willing to budge….
Post # 8
All good advice, thanks BEES!!!!