Wedding Budget: How to Negotiate With Wedding Vendors
Even if you’re working with the hottest vendor in town, there’s always room to negotiate, especially if there’s a good reason to reduce costs — like using in-season blooms or trimming the time frame of your event. Here are some more crucial pointers.
Know the market
Find out what the market is for the service. Just be sure when you’re doing price comparisons that you’re comparing like things. Ask about every single thing that’s included in your package. Then find out in advance what extras are going to cost.
Stick to your limit
A vendor may be willing to negotiate as long as you agree to something additional — for example, he might consent to give you an extra hour of shooting, but only if you have him take your engagement photos.
Adopt a friendly but firm demeanor
There’s no harm in politely asking for a deal. If vendors are excited to work with you, they may be more willing to come up with creative solutions.