Weddings can be expensive affairs, how often will you spend so much money on one day of your life? Undoubtedly it is a very important day so they amount you spend is often justified but even if you are working with the most in-demand wedding vendor, you may still find you can get money off as long as you know how to bargain with them. Follow these tips for advice.
One of the best ways to score a deal with a wedding vendor is to shop around. You should already be doing this anyway, to make sure that you get the best seller at the best price for your wedding. Now take this a step further, get detailed quotes from a competent of individual vendors and play them off against each other. If vendor A is offering you a better price than vendor B, let vendor B know about it. If they think they might lose you to another vendor then they may very well drop their price, or at least match the competing vendor's offer.
Get the details of the service they are offering you. Are you charged for anything that is unnecessary? Can the cost be reduced if the unnecessary item / service is waived? One prime example of this is with wedding transport. Limousine companies often charge you a fee for the driver to wait while you are at the ceremony and reception. When negotiating with wedding transport companies arrange to pay for them to pick you up and drop you off only, even if this means hiring more than one company.
The word "wedding" often joins a higher price tag. Try to use it sparingly. For example, when hiring catering for your wedding reception, say you need catering for a party. This is not a lie as the wedding reception is essentially a big party. Other times you will need to use the phrase wedding, for example, when dealing with a florist. Often time the flowers that are arranged for a wedding are different to those arranged for other occasions.
Remember negotations do not always have to be about getting a lower price. Whatever wedding vendor you are dealing with, see if you can get some extras thrown in for free. Although the price has not reduced, you will be getting more for your money.
Whatever happens, stick to your spending budget. Wedding vendors will often try to up sell you on just about everything, convincing you that if you pay a little extra you can get more for your cash. While you may be able to get more value for your money, you will spend more in total. This may or may not be an option for you, and each wedding is individual, but remember there is no need to break your budget, particularly if it is to splash out on something that you had not considered before, and probably do not really need .