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Negotiating Prices?

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#1 YoursTruly

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    Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:02 PM

    I am glad you were able to negotiate. I have learned that nothing beats a try especially when it comes to money!! Good luck with planning!

    #2 ~Stephanie~

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      Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:46 PM

      Wow, that is really awesome! I am curious on what you said or how you were able to sway them. It just seemed to me (at least with my resort) that everything is firm. Nice work!

      Our wedding websitewww.mywedding.com/stephanieandmichaelbailey

      #3 Jacilynda

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        Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:56 PM

        I have almost negotiated everything for our wedding!

        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.

        #4 JOSIE

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          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!

          #5 La Romana Stacey

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            Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:19 PM

            Thanks for the great tip! It's so satisfying to negotiate a price down

            #6 Jacilynda

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              Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:10 AM

              I want to make a small point real quick. Vendors ask for a certain amount for a reason, generally they have room to budge, but I don't think for everything you should negotiate. Really think is it worth that, if you think so then take it. I can't stand people who try to negotiate every small detail. I have a small budget. I had no idea on the prices for certain things so alot of my bigger things, which seems like everything to me, but not really everything. I think negotiating is worth it if you're making a big order or giving alot of business to someone.

              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.

              #7 Destination Scout

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                Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:39 PM

                I had to negotiate alot of prices for my wedding, but often it was things that I felt they were overcharging. For example, if I had looked at a restaurants menu and new that I could get the same meal for $30/person but they quoted me $100/person, I would tell them that by budget was $30. I ended up paying a service fee, but it was minimal compared to the extra $70/person they were going to charge me.

                #8 TheFutureMrs.Sears

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                  Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:12 PM

                  Wow, this is awesome to know!! i need to renegotiate my package..lol

                  52 booked + The Bride and Groom!!!
                  http://i69.photobuck....s/DSC02673.jpgMe and my Bridesmaids at my Bachelorette Party on a Roof Top with Manhattan in the background.

                  #9 Jacilynda

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                    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.
                    I was in no way calling anyone on thread "tacky" But this thread is really encouraging for everyone to negotiate. I'm saying if its a good price take it don't try and negotiate everyone down to the last dollar. If its overpriced by all means negotiate.

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