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#1 xtenna

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    Posted 06 August 2010 - 06:50 AM

    Is it common practice for a Wedding Coordinator to get a better rate than a Bride inquiring for the SAME item?  I would like to get the Vendors input here, because if it is true than I better get myself a coordinator.  Or does this happen sometimes by mistake, I understand these things happen.  Has anyone else fallen victim to different rates depending on who was asking?


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    #2 Planner1Events

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      Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:29 AM

      Hi Xtenna,

       

      I know what you mean... however us, as a decor and planning company we give the same prices to all of our clients. Wether the direct bride contact us or the WC...

      Let me know if you have any questions.

       

      Fernanda Parra



      #3 LCBride2007

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        Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:55 AM

        I bet they do get better rates in a lot of cases, but that makes sense.  They are frequent customers, and often can buy "in bulk" or at least promise future business.  In theory, a bride is a one time customer so a vendor may not be able to offer them the same price.  BUT since you usually need to pay a WC, think about what you'd pay them vs. what you'd save with those vendors that do offer a better price.  Something to consider!



        #4 Nan

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          Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:19 AM



          I bet they do get better rates in a lot of cases, but that makes sense.  They are frequent customers, and often can buy "in bulk" or at least promise future business.  In theory, a bride is a one time customer so a vendor may not be able to offer them the same price.  BUT since you usually need to pay a WC, think about what you'd pay them vs. what you'd save with those vendors that do offer a better price.  Something to consider!

          At first I was planning to organize my DW all by myself but as I don´t live in Cancun I couldn´t do it so I got a WC and she takes a lot of work out of my back. She gets good deals for me as she buys  " in bulk" and she knows the place, the flowers for the season, ans so on. It´s me who decides but she has been really helpful. I guess if you put everything in a balance you will end up paying about the same but you will be exhausted from all the planning and on your wedding day you need someone to take care of everything while you enjoy your day!!
           


          Nan and Erik forever!!!

          #5 LCBride2007

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            Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:27 AM

            oh yes, I had a WC as well (well, my site came with one!  lol).  but i am all about paying for convenience, especially for something like this!



            #6 Nan

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              Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:13 AM

              Oh yes I absolutely agree. Forme convenience is top!!


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              #7 wedding decor

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                Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:56 AM

                As somebody mentioned as a WC we get better prices because we work on a daily basis with some of our suppliers so we can offer discounted rates and in many case we combine stuff we own ( more and more!) and can play around with pricing to make it lower as posible 



                #8 LaLuna

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                  Posted 01 September 2010 - 05:05 AM

                  The biggest thing to consider here (and this directly affects pricing at times) is that MANY WC's actually may get a commission based on the vendor they are recommending and this can have an impact on the rates they are getting for certain products... 

                   

                  I have heard from WC's (specifically our own wedding coord yazmin de lamora), that there are vendors who often supply more like "Wedding decor suggested" above in their post, so discounted rates are offered as well.

                   


                  Good luck with your planning!

                  matt adcock






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