Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:02 PM
Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:56 PM
I have budgeted so much less than they offer.... SO much less!!!! they tell me something and I definitely don't have that in the budget and I straight up tell them what I can afford and they either drop their price or offer something else similar for my price.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:23 PM
That is so helpful!!!!!!!! I'm totally going to try this technique, I was also under the impression that you had to pay what they were asking!!
awesome job!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for u!
Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:10 AM
Please don't be someone who negotiates every detail its very tacky! If there is something you really want and you just hadn't budgeted for that, then say you know I budgeted for this. I personally have not told someone this is my price take it or leave it. I say this is what I've budgeted and they either streamline to meet my needs and price or really explain to me what I'm getting for the price and of course I wouldn't be negotiating unless i really wanted it so I take it and if it hurts my budget I work more, or I cut elsewhere.
there are alot of vendors here who do great work and give great prices to BDW girls, so I really encourage you to not give them a take it or leave it. they give alot of great advice and input for us and are trying to run a business.
I'm not saying its wrong to negotiate, I've negotiated my big ticket items, but have definitely made it worth the vendors time and business.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:39 PM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:12 PM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:15 PM
| Originally Posted by MegaShay |
Let me clarify - I wasn't negotiating with any vendors directly. All the prices came through my WC (btw, my resort doesn't allow outside vendors). I think my WC was hiking up all the prices significantly to make a profit and that's why there was a lot of room for negotiation. I wanted to point this out so other brides at resorts like mine wouldn't be naive. I saved several thousand dollars by doing this!
Even if you're negotiating directly with vendors, I don't think I'd ever call negotiation "tacky" - this is business, and the vendors can always say no to your proposed price if they wouldn't make a sufficient profit. Prices are almost always negotiable.
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