(Closed) Negotiating with Wedding Vendors

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well, your wedding is in an “off” time of year, (Jan-March are usually the slowest for weddings, I hear) so that could work in your favor!  (Unless it’s different in Florida, since it’s gorgeous down there in the winters, haha).  You could try bringing that up?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Be upfront with any potential vendor with your actual budget for their specific service.  Tell your baker that you have $XXX budgeted for a cake.  These are things you like, these are things that are less important.  What can she do within that range?

My photographer’s original package included engagement pics and 6 hours of wedding photography.  I nixed the e-pics (everyone knows what we look like!) and added 2 more hours, without an additional charge.

Don’t whine to them that you can’t afford their most expensive deal.  If you are professional and upfront, they will be more willing to help you figure out what you CAN afford.

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