Weddings are obviously about romance and love, and there is an air of celebration when the wedding is around the corner. However, there are many painful sides to planning a wedding, which is something that the couple and their family have to deal with. One of the main tasks includes negotiating with wedding vendors regarding the overall plan. If you approach this with a bit of caution, you may be able to save a handful of money on several things. Below is a discussion that will help you talk and negotiate with the wedding vendors better and smarter.
Explore Many Options and Do Not Stay Confined
Having more than one option gives you the air of command necessary to do the negotiation. It is definite that everyone is prone to fall under the threat of competition. You can talk to various vendors to find a better vendor. You may tell them that there are others willing to do the same for half the price or something similar. Then you can ask them for the final price and find the reduction.
Never Settle for the First Offer
The vendors will always act as if their prices are non-negotiable. However, there is always room for reduction. If you politely request them for a revised quote, they will definitely oblige.
Look Out for the Large Expenses
Make sure that you keep the highest expenses at the top of your priority list. This makes more sense and ultimately saves you much more than when you are trying to save on the smaller expenses. For instance, trying to reduce 20% of the $20,000 from the bridal shower and engagement party is way better than clinging on to reduce 20% from the cheap Bridal Sets.
Be Ready to Walk Away
It is quite possible that you will have liked a particular destination or a vendor for some reason. However, you do not have any obligation to stay with the vendor. You can walk away any time if the offers do not suit your plans.
Sound Reasonable While Making a Request
It is fair that you request the vendor for a lower price than the initial price. However, make sure you do not go overboard. Take care to respect their profession and make a request accordingly. Everyone has a right to earn professionally. Keep this in mind while making the request. For instance, you cannot ask for an 80% discount in any circumstance.