We’ve discussed many times how expensive getting married is. That’s also not to say that you don’t need a huge budget to have an amazing celebration. But, there is one thing that every Wedding Vendor is familiar with… and that is the Bride that comes in telling said vendor what they want, which is normally a huge amount of fresh flowers or requests, and ending the request with “but I’m only paying X amount”…
Ok, sure, let me just go to my dentist and say I want a full smile makeover but I’m only paying for one porcelain veneer…
Wedding Vendors are business owners. Granted we try our best to work within budgets, but you need to understand, you can’t have a “William and Kate Wedding” for a “Britney’s Vegas” budget.
You need to be realistic.
You also have more of a chance of getting a discount from a vendor if you show a little courtesy and kindness… we deal with bridezillas on a daily basis, and as such, we will go out of our way for someone that shows a little understanding and respect.
So, how should you deal with a vendor and maintain a wonderful relationship, ensuring that they put as much love into your day as you do? Here are a few tips:
- No-one likes a Bridezilla. You are getting married, you didn’t cure cancer.
- Mutual respect and understanding.
- Have your ideals and know your budget, but be flexible on what you can realistically afford.
- Take advice and ask questions… don’t demand.
- Plan ahead, you aren’t the only one getting married.
Aside from that, you need to understand why wedding vendors have the rates and fees they do… Well, there are many different costs… labour, stock orders, materials, etc. You get what you pay for and the prices are there for a reason… a good vendor will do what they can for a great client.
I’ll be doing another post called “Florist vs Florist” which will provide more details on how pricing and “you get what you pay for” concepts so stay tuned!