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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 16th 2013
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    Can anyone tell me if anything at all is worth haggling on for weddings? Or is a set price set in stone.....
    Sometimes I think if I'm paying a certain amount for a lot I could try asking for a deal... Does this work?

    TY xx

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 16th 2013
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    it wouldnt hurt to ask! i asked my venue and they wouldnt budge on my haggling lol so ive just lumped that, its worth at least trying on everything you can though, as you never know!

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 16th 2013
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    I'm thinking for invites n stuff, the ones we like come in at £274 but was gonna see if they'd do £250... We have £300 set aside for them but I'm thinking the more we save the better because the venue cost so much I'm trying to grab bk where I can x

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    • MrsC
      CommentAuthorMrsC
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jan 16th 2013
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    Worse that can happen is they say no, but most places have room to negotiate, especially if they want your business.

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 16th 2013
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    As GC says, the worst they can say is no, id give it a go and see what they say :)

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 16th 2013
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    I'm not scared of putting my point across so think I'll go in a bit cheaper and then work up to the price I want,then they think they're getting the price they want when really I'm getting mine x

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 16th 2013
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    let us know how you get on, its always a nice change for someone to get money back for a change!

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 16th 2013
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    Will do, I'll get u all doing it before the month is out! Lol

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    • Lulu1388
      CommentAuthorLulu1388
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jan 16th 2013
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    Was going to say, no harm in trying, you dont know till you do! worst answer is no, but you could always get a yes!

    Keep us posted xx

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    • FitchMcCombe
      CommentAuthorFitchMcCombe
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 2nd 2014
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    Anyone had any experiences haggling prices? Its not something that I've ever done before but I get the feeling that we'd be mugs to accept the first offer for everything! We're visiting our prospective caterers and a hostel that we are looking to book out for our guest for the weekend, but I don't know how to go about it when the time comes. The hostel have given us a quote of 665 per night to hire the place exclusively, thought of trying to get it down to 1200 for the two night, perhaps offering to increase our deposit... do you think that's too much to ask? Any tips appreciated!
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    • Mrschapman2b.
      CommentAuthorMrschapman2b.
      Posted: May 3rd 2014
     
    Always haggle, even if they can't reduce actual prices they could throw a freebie in. We've literally not paid full price for anything for our wedding and it's almost planned, we saved three thousand on our venue alone by asking the question!!
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    • FitchMcCombe
      CommentAuthorFitchMcCombe
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 3rd 2014
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    Wow sounds like you're a pro! We're exceptionally lucky in that our venue is at my future in-laws home and business so saved about 4k. It means we can splash out on some of the non-essentials that we really want, like the guest accommodation, planning to pay a good chunk then ask guests to pay £20 per person for the two nights!
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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 3rd 2014
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    We haggled on most things

    Venue . saved £1000 plus got extras
    my dress - (original price £1500) in sale at £650 bought for £230
    rings - mine was $5500 bought for $1100
    - mr lala`s $550 bought for $400

    dont thing there was anything else to haggle over as i did everything else myself

    my motto on haggling

    " NEVER WANT ANYTHING SO MUCH YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO WALK AWAY "

 
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