Post # 1
I read this in a wedding book (Knot guide to destination weddings) and thought it was interesting. They said not to try to negotiate down to the bone, you may get the price you want but you’ll get lousy service. If you let your vendor make a decent profit, you’ll get better service.
Do you think this is true?
Post # 3
Makes sense, I work harder if I am making money. I think that is only human nature.
Post # 4
Yeah. Don’t you think lowballing (aka ‘negotiating to the bone’) would lead to resentment? I sure would.
Post # 5
Of course, I’d work harder if I was making more money. Most people don’t like to show up for work if they aren’t making decent money. It’s like if you eat at the same restaurant once a week and you only tip the servers 5%. Those servers are going to devote more time and energy into their customers who always tip 20%. It’s just the way people operate.
Post # 6
Sure, ever been a regular somewhere. Restaurant? Hair salon? If you are known to be a good tipper you get better service. Same concept.
My stylist will fit me in last minute because she knows I always tip extraordinarly well. i have heard her tell other people she doesnt fit people in, but I know she does for me sometimes.
Post # 7
Yes, I think there is some truth to this theory. I know we went out of our way to continually tell our vendors how much we appreciated them and, believe it or not, we did check in on them during the evening to make sure they were ok. It’s just how we are I guess. They were so touched by our actions that we actually got better service after the wedding too, including some extra throw ins from our photographer. A little extra kindness goes a long way.