(Closed) Sell Out or Save up?? Should I sell Centerpieces??

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Should I sell Centerpieces to Wedding Planner?
    NO, she's only trying to take advantage and make a buck : (15 votes)
    23 %
    Sell them after wedding to a bride(s) that would really appreciate them,NOT to planner : (23 votes)
    35 %
    Sell to planner, who cares who uses them after? : (13 votes)
    20 %
    Rent them out yourself to local brides so more brides can afford them, and ur effort won't be wasted : (14 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Beautiful btw. 

    This is a tough one. I agree with you that the planner is going to rent out to brides, etc. so she will make bank of them. 

    Have you thought about doing a “pre-wedding sale” like some bees here? Then you could potentially get more $ and have them “sold” before the wedding. Then if that doesn’t pan out (no one purchases say) then go back to the planner?

    Post # 4
    38 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012

    She’s trying to make a buck for sure! I say try renting them out yourself. You have a potential to make back all of your money, if you are willing to wait and out some work in

    Post # 5
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    You did a great job! I can see what she wants them!

    I would not back down until you get the price you asked or closer to that price. All you have to say is “I know I can get the price I’m asking somewhere else so if you are unwilling to pay that amount I know someone else who will.”

    Post # 6
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think you should sell everything for half of what you paid. That seems to be the going rate. I sold everything I bought for half and people seemed happy to pay it.

    Just wait if she doesn’t want to pay it, you might have better offers?

    How much were the centerpieces though? Maybe she might like to see your pricing sheets and how much you paid?

    Post # 7
    4151 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I think the amount of money the planner will be making from them means you should get at least what you paid for them.  You put all the work in, regardless of the cost of the materials, and she’s not payig you for that.  She sounds like she want’s to make money out of you!

    Post # 8
    4151 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    But if you were selling them to a bride I think half is pretty good, just not to a planner…

    Post # 9
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Don’t sell them to her. Not unless she is willing to pay what you want. Trust me, you will be able to find someone who WILL pay you what you want for them.

    Post # 10
    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Holy cow, those are GORGEOUS!!  Whatever you do, please keep at least one for yourself, I’d totally love to have that as decor in front of my fireplace or something.  I wouldnt sell it to the planner for half.  If anything, I dont care if they are “used”, I’d tell her full price + labor cost since she’d end up making a killing on it… you should benefit from your hard work also! 

    Post # 11
    2822 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Those are gorgeous & I think you should give her the price you want to sell them for and if she doesn’t want to buy them oh well. You can find someone else who will want to pay what you are charging, especially since they are so nice! Good luck!

    Post # 13
    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Don’t sell them to her, shes definitely trying to make a buck at your expense. I would sell them to another bride who really wants them, or if you want the hassle rent them. 

    They are gorgeous, great work! 

    Post # 14
    46416 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The reality is that you don’t get what you paid for anything that is used.

    You can always list them for sale on craigslist, ebay or wedding sites like WeddingBee or recycled bride. If you aren’t able to sell them for the price you think they are worth, you can contact the wedding planner.

    Post # 15
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I would tell her that, hey, look, you know she’s going to rent them out to other brides for a pretty penny, and that’s fine, but you need to make some of your money and time investment back to compensate for giving them up to her. I would say ask for 75% of what it cost to make them, just because 50% is usually the going rate, but since you put all that labor in yourself, then you deserve more, especially since she will rent.

    Post # 16
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Those are amazeballs.

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