(Closed) Vent: Why can’t you just put the price on the website?!

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

OMG I’m totally with you on this one!  Most. Obnoxious. Thing. Ever.  I have no solutions for you, but I wanted you to know that this bee finds this super annoying as well.  πŸ™

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

where are you panning to get married?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

This really frustrated me as well…I think part of it is the pricing changes based on your date. Also, they want to get your contact info, so they make you get in touch before handing out the price list. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Meeeeeee too! Especially with coordinators!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree! I get that some pricing might vary, but chair and table and china rentals are probably going to stay the same all the time. For photographers, I appreciated if they are least wrote something about “packages start at $____”

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Lol, I agree, and I have a Price Range listed on my website.

That being said, I still get tons of inquiries for under my price range or tons of inquiries that ask, “How much is your base package?” My head hits the table every time πŸ™‚

I have found in my own search most coordinators DONT put anything at all and that’s frustrating. I know most of them, so I just ask them when I see them… but still….

Most new photographers and some more established too don’t put prices because they’d rather get your first because that means you are “interested in their work” and then if they start at let’s say $2000 but your budget is $1800 they might be able to work something out. They’d rather have that chance to negotiate before you click off their site. OR they can woo you into spending more πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hey Ejoyb

Well I am on the East Coast and would be happy to help you if you’d like.  πŸ˜‰

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I see what you’re saying but they only time I wish they wouldn’t put the price is on your ring or your dress.  I have a ring from Tiffany’s and they put the prices on their site.  I have had people tell me they went on the website to find my ring.  Which now means they know how much it cost.  Which is just weird knowing everyone knows your biz.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Yes!  Please people!

If I see no price I’m more likely to just write you off.

I also hate how I have to make a gazillion phone calls to find out how much a dress costs.  Grrr. 

An unneccesary way of making wedding planning more complicated and time consuming and I resent it.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

It is frustrating!

However, I work for a hotel, and none of our banquet prices are listed anywhere (for rentals, etc.) This is because nothing is set in stone.  Most places will work in your budget!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Geez – I am SO with you on this one.  I’m planning a wedding in Georgia, from Arizona, and I can’t tell you how many emails I sent out asking for prices!  And then you have to follow up with the whole “Well, I love your work, and I’m sure it’s worth that, but I don’t have that much money, so thanks for your time.”  I got very good at those emails.

In the end, though, I lucked out, and got a great photographer at a steal of a price, who sent me to a fabulous DOC for a not-so-steal, who helped me get a total steal on catering (FREE kids meals!!!!) and a DJ.  So really, I’ve come out ahead.

But not posting the prices is very annoying, and such a time-suck for a tech-savvy bride searching online.  Good luck!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

i hate doing price inquires, though i sort of understand the reasoning behind not posting prices. A range, at least, would be nice though. I skipped over a ton of vendors simply because I didn’t want to call/email them…

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