Has anyone successfully haggled their first quote from the venue they have chosen? If so what discount have you all managed to get? X
Hi we didn't haggle because the price was very reasonable :)
We got £700 off the package price by asking for a personal quote. We added some things on to the package and took other things off. Then we asked them if they could improve the package at all in any way because we had a better quote but we preferred thier venue and they knocked another £250 off. But... we are getting married in January and on a Tuesday so that helps.
We got extras added on instead of getting the cost reduced. There wasn't really an option to reduce the price as there are package deals at my venue.
I got 300 quid off the minium spend price. Didn't ask for it. The owner just realised we're bar industry staff and he'll make a killing on the night anyway
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We were given details of a “package” which didn’t fit what we wanted and have had a bespoke quote put together which we are now in discussions about to make sure it fits our requirements and budget
If your venue does the catering and the bar you can haggle a lot especially if your getting married out of season !! Xx
I've not haggled but I managed to lock in a 2017 price for my 2019 wedding, so I'm saving in that respect x
I'm finalising my venue and package next week.were having our whole wedding in a hotel and have a lot of guests traveling so have managed to get our deals on the rooms.we received the bridal suit for free on our wedding night and 10% off all guest rooms.we also saved money by having a package tailored to our wedding rather then a set package.
We got our reception drinks for free as we was going to look at another venue and the planner said as there was competition she would knock that off. We also got the buffet option and hog roast for same price when they normally charge per option. Then when she gave us a final price it was 7562 and we got it knocked down to 7000.
I got 25% off after another venue offered us 50%. Of course, we are getting married in January and having under 20 people there, so places were a lot more flexible.
We didn't haggle but we had money knocked off for having fewer guests!
We only really had one venue that stood out for us and before even viewing it our heart was set on it. My mom actually found the venue on Groupon for the package we would want for half price, the deal ended this July but because the date we want is on a Thursday they said they would match the price of the Groupon deal, think it's about a £2500 saving so we are absolutely chuffed 😊 make sure you look around and even look on woucher and Groupon and there is no harm in asking and haggling, worse they can say is no. But at the end of the day it's your wedding and if you fall in love with a place it will be worth the money 😊 xx
I haggled and got everything below my budget
I paid for my venue in full so got 5% discount. They are also doing us a bespoke package for the evening food which wasn’t on their menus which is really reasonable x
I emailed my venue and asked if there was any comprimise with the cost and they replied that they could offer a 5% to 10% discount as it was a Friday in December. I told them if they could do 10% I'd be over within the hour to book and pay deposit which they agreed to. If you don't ask you don't get. Good luck x x
We didn’t haggle at all. We fell in love with the venue and just accepted the cost was what it was.
To keep in budget, we decided to move from a summer wedding to spring wedding.
We've asked for discounts as we're not wanting our stationary done by the hotel as I want to do it myself so instead of giving us a discount they've subsidised that for chair covers and sashes. Which is about £250 saving!
We fell in love with the venue but we didn’t want any of their packages so they have put a bespoke package together for us and we were really pleased with the price so don’t feel the need to haggle. But it’s not just about the cost, you have to feel welcome and relaxed, and feel you can have it the way you want and not necessarily fit in to a package
We managed to talk our venue into having the sit down meal for day guests if we could do the evening food...we then got a guy with a wee burger van decorated it out the back of our venue and paid him £1 per roll for the evening guests...he did bacon, hamburger and cheeseburgers...onions etc..guest ate all they wanted and we paid £1 a roll great evening buffet, just a thought lol
We got a package that had things we didn't want, worked out the prices of what we didn't want, added on/upgraded things we did want and then asked for 20% off the total price and they agreed straight away!!
We were supposed to pay £7 a head for dessert even though we were providing our own and we got them to not charge it which saved us nearly £700
we haven't bothered as the set price was so amazing. we have very little to organise that end so can complain one bit about the price.
I think its definetly worth a try though.