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Just Said Yes March 2020

Wedding venue planning stress

Linda, on May 20, 2019 at 3:54 PM Posted in Planning 0 17
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Hi,

My venue gave me a discount straight away without me asking for it because I’m choosing a low season but now I’ve asked them for more discount and they have come back and said no as I already have a discount. I want to go back and see if they would be able to throw some things in for free instead, but would that be rude? Not sure if it is worth bothering. Has anyone had similar experiences? The cost of wedding is stressing me out.

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Latest activity by Yasmine, on May 22, 2019 at 1:36 PM
  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    I’m confused as to what you’re asking. They gave you a discount but you want another one, but they said no? It sounds like they’ve probably discounted all they can afford!
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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
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    Huh? You're already getting a discount, you asked for more of a discount (why??), they said no, and now you think you should ask for things for free!?

    Why do you think you're entitled to that?

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    What? No. This isn't Let's Make A Deal. They were already kind enough to give you a discount, why do you think you're entitled to more things for free?

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  • L
    Just Said Yes March 2020
    Linda ·
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    Because it was very low season so it’s priced for their low season and that’s why I’m going with that selected date therefore they are classing that as ”discounted”
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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
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    Yes I understand that, but I do not understand why you would expect them to give you an additional discount or things for free.

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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB ·
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    Yes, you already got that discount. Why do you feel that you deserve an extra one?

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  • L
    Just Said Yes March 2020
    Linda ·
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    I don’t think I deserve it. It’s because in a very low season and another venue quoted me lower but I prefer this venue and wanted to see if they could match the other venue
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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
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    I would say 95% of the wedding vendors have non-negotiable pricing so consider yourself lucky for already getting a discount. It seems like you are going to have to find other ways to cut costs.

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
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    Yeah, I've never seen any venues do price matching. That's why you either have to go with something that fits in your budget or make room in the budget for the venue you want.

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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
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    Agree with this.

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  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
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    If another venue quoted you lower, go with that venue. It's not a game to negotiate/price match. If you are already getting a discount, it's actually kind of rude to continue to ask for more.

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  • S
    Savvy June 2019
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    I’ll disagree, with the majority of others. Everything is negogiatable. You just need to make sure you’re willing to walk away from the venue, and make sure you have several venues as contenders. If not, then don’t bother. Even though the venue is saying discount, it’s not really. They just gave you the price for the season, supply and demand. Let them know you’re deciding between two, and the other venue is giving it to you at a lower price, but you have your heart set on this venue and if they can possibly throw in x,y,z to give help you feel more comfortable with the added cost.
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  • Cheryl
    Expert November 2020
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    Bottom* line discount. Sorry. Autocorrect.
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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
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    I’ve never heard of negotiating/trying to talk down the price of a wedding venue...? When we started looking at venues we only looked at ones that fit within our budget. If one was more than we wanted to spend, we moved on. The only thing I could possibly think of asking is if you can forego some of the things included to lower the cost.
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  • J
    Master October 2019
    Jolie ·
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    The only way you get discounts is for off season (it's already a lower price) and when it's a brand new venue and they want to book up and make their money back they spent building said venue. Ours is new, we got fees waived but we didn't ask for anything more on top of that. It was a deal and we took it. The prices already went up and have been up since we even booked it. You can ask and say you are comparing it to another venue but if they already said no then they're just the type of business people that don't waiver on their prices. Some do, some won't.

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  • Sarah
    Master September 2019
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    They already gave you the answer. If they aren’t willing to discount the price further, I don’t see why they would be willing to throw things in for free as those are essentially the same thing.
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  • Yasmine
    Dedicated November 2019
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    I've never heard of asking for a discount on venue unless they did something wrong. My venue did make one mistake by showing us a certain ballroom without realizing it was never available for the day of the week that we wanted. Depending on the venue, they probably don't actually have as much wiggle room as you think they do.
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