The hardest part of wedding planning is to have a dream wedding within your budget. A wedding is indeed a very special day for bride and groom but it is an expensive occasion. You cannot deny the expenses that bride and groom have to bear. No doubt, the idea of negotiating with any vendor is kind of petrifying especially when it comes to your own wedding vendor. But there are surprising benefits of negotiating money with your vendor; you can save thousands if you have a particular set of negotiation skills. You already have expended a lot, saving few cash will relieve you a little bit. This is the only way to save up and stay within your wedding budget. Here we are going to share few tips on how to negotiate money with your wedding vendors.
Before meeting your wedding vendor, you should prepare your wedding budget and have a clear idea of how much you are going to spend. Your wedding budget will give you a base to set your negotiation goals.
You need to study the wedding vendor market to have a good idea of how it works, how much you can negotiate and which option serves best for your budget. To negotiate with your wedding vendor, you should be aware of market prices for comparison. Examining the market will absolutely give you an edge when negotiating with your vendor about venue or décor. Take time while selecting your wedding vendor that fits within your budget and evaluate your possible options before jumping to any conclusion.
Once you have shared your wedding budget with your wedding vendor. Make sure to follow your budget. It is your responsibility to share each and every detail of your wedding with your wedding planner and vendor. Be honest about your budget that you are going to spend and be sure to stick to it.
It is essential to keep good working relationships with your vendor. There should be a friendly atmosphere between you and your wedding vendor. If your vendor is already giving you a rational package, then you should not negotiate any further. You should remain calm while negotiating there is no need to have a fight with your vendor. Make your vendor feel that you are thrilled to work with him.
It is always a good idea to pay your vendor in cash. This will help them to avoid credit card processing fees. You should ask discount for cash payments.
One way to have a smooth process of negotiation is to offer your services in exchange for discounts. If you are a marketing expert, you can help them with their marketing strategies. By doing so, both parties will get benefits in one way or another. This will be a win-win situation for all.
The process of negotiation can be threatening but by following these strategies, it can become easy for you to minimize your wedding costs.