Stacey
Dedicated July 2020

Negotiating

Stacey, on May 18, 2019 at 8:43 PM Posted in Planning 0 17
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Hi everyone! So, does anyone know if you can negotiate price with Photographers, Videographer, Florist etc? I didn’t want to insult anyone but like to get the best for the best price I can. Thanks!

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  • Katie
    Devoted July 2020
    Katie ·
    If you're uncomfortable or worried about insulting, say it like this "Are you negotiable on your rates at all?" or "My budget is a bit lower than that but I really love your work, is there any way we can tweak the package to make it work?"
  • Stacey
    Dedicated July 2020
    Stacey ·
    Awesome! Thank you.
  • Katie
    Devoted July 2020
    Katie ·
    The worst that can happen is they say "sorry, im firm." and then you know!
  • Stacey
    Dedicated July 2020
    Stacey ·
    So true! Never hurts to ask I guess.
  • D
    Dedicated July 2019
    Dayna ·
    We negotiated every single price. It NEVER hurts to ask. We got at least 10% off in most cases or things thrown in for free. The worst they can say is no.
  • Stacey
    Dedicated July 2020
    Stacey ·
    Fantastic! Did you word it a certain way?
  • Courtney
    Rockstar August 2019
    Courtney ·

    I usually asked what their pricing was, and then when I received a quote I either said that my budget was $xxx and what could I get for that price or said that I was looking for something that would work better for my budget.

    The only issue with the second thing is that sometimes they as for your budget.

  • CDickman
    Super September 2019
    CDickman ·
    On some of the websites they said they can make changes in packages. I just would not expect all of a 800 dollar Wedding package for 400.
  • Stacey
    Dedicated July 2020
    Stacey ·
    No, I wouldn’t expect that. Just figure if they will shave off $50 then that’s $50.
  • Stacey
    Dedicated July 2020
    Stacey ·
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    Thanks. It never hurts to ask.
  • Kelly
    Devoted October 2019
    Kelly Online ·
    For the florists I told them my budget & they worked with me. My photographer was priced well to begin with & had descent reviews - including a friend.
  • Pia
    Dedicated October 2020
    Pia ·
    Anything is negotiable . nothing ventured nothing gained. ask thats all you can do and explain you like their work, however they exceed your budget and would they be willing to work on the cost
  • Krystin
    Expert October 2019
    Krystin ·

    I never tried negotiating, but when my lighting quote was out of budget, they lowered the cost to keep my business. Some companies will work with you, but the people who book super quick know that someone will book at their asking price so they aren't necessarily swayed to lower their prices to your budget. The wedding industry is booming and it looks like you might have time to shop around to get the best deals. Also, if you hit up bridal shows, some companies will offer discounts if you book with them then.

  • Stacey
    Dedicated July 2020
    Stacey ·
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    So glad it worked out for you.
  • Stacey
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    Stacey ·
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    Thanks! I’m going to at least ask.
  • Stacey
    Dedicated July 2020
    Stacey ·
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    The shows is a great idea. I’ve already received some estimates and I believe there is a show mid June here. I guess I will see what they offer as well, then make my decision.
  • Krystin
    Expert October 2019
    Krystin ·
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    Good luck!

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