Negotiating with wedding vendors.
“I was wondering whether people have tried to negotiate prices with wedding vendors and if so what have you been successful in negotiating? Also, what are your tactics? I’m not sure what is common practice. Thanks so much for the advice!”
People try to negotiate with wedding vendors all the time. Like purchasing a home or a car, negotiating is common practice. But this isn’t always the case when it comes to wedding vendors. Homes & Cars are commodities. The sellers have a pre-determined number they are willing to get to so that they are not losing money. They usually aim high and expect that they will bend a little on the price. How much exactly depends on you.
But when it comes to vendors like wedding photographers or djs for instance, you’re looking at services, not items. There is a lot to consider. We’ll use Wedding DJs as an example. Your wedding DJ is responsible for keeping the timeline in check and making sure that all of the events of the day are executed properly and efficiently to help you get the most out of your day. They are responsible for making sure that your guests are entertained and comfortable during your reception and taking special care to make sure that the room is not too quiet or loud as well as adapting to the changing environment. They’re responsible for handling special requests from you and your guests and fitting them in on the fly in the appropriate place. Wedding DJs are master multi-taskers.
If you’ve been to a wedding where it was orchestrated with no hiccups and another where things didn’t go as smoothly as they could have, you have a basis of comparison between 2 wedding djs. But what is that worth? It’s the difference between success and failure. Most wedding DJs in Connecticut charge between $1200-3000 for their services depending on their own financial needs to make those weddings happen, their experience, and service offerings.
In our case, Pryme Tyme Entertainment offers multiple services including entertainment, lighting, photo booths, and more. So if you’re looking for a great deal on wedding dj services, plan on $1300 being a good jumping off point. Where the savings come in for many wedding djs is the a-la-carte items and adding them as a package. The wedding dj knows that you are investing in your wedding and will more than likely offer some incentive if you choose combinations of service.
This is especially great for you because you’ll get everything that you are looking for without paying more than you have to. It’s a win win for both parties. And the best part is, you’ll get the wedding dj that you want because you didn’t base your decision on price and price alone.