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Negotiating with Wedding Vendors

Negotiating with Wedding Vendors

Many brides have big wedding dreams on a small to medium wedding budget. No bride should have to have a wedding she is not proud of, and while compromise is necessary for a smaller budget, negotiating with wedding vendors will definitely help to cut costs, or at minimum add value to the services you are receiving. Here are some tips on how to negotiate with vendors for a better price, or freebie add-ons. Tips for Negotiating with Wedding Vendors Know the competition- find out what is offered at the same price point from other wedding vendors. Make a list of everything that is included with that package or service, then use it as leverage for negotiating with the vendor you are interested in booking. Show indifference- the vendor may be more eager to bend on pricing or freebies if they believe you will walk away if they cannot meet your budget needs. Book during the slow season- many vendors may be willing to work with you on pricing during the non-peak wedding season. Late fall, winter, and early spring are slow when it comes to holding weddings. They may be looking for business to fill the calendar, so this would…
Tips for Managing Your Wedding Budget

Tips for Managing Your Wedding Budget

1) Setting Your Wedding Budget Step 1: Talk to all contributing parties Wedding costs have increased. The average cost of a wedding in today's standard is $26,000. Luckily, the bride's parents no longer have to be the only one's responsible for fronting these rising costs of a wedding budget. Both sets of parents, as well as the couple themselves have started taking on the cost of throwing such a grand event. While it all depends on everyone's financial situation, you'll never know until you ask. It's a good idea to sit down with everyone who wants to contribute to the wedding, even if it's a few dollars here and there. Once you get everyone together you can logically divide the tab out amongst the parties to arrive at a total number.   (see #4- Wedding Budget Etiquette for who generally pays for what)   Step 2: Allocate totals for each service accordingly Once you've arrived at a total budget (say $25,000), you'll need to allocate that total into each planning service and category. The following is an example of how to break down your wedding budget. To find out the estimate for each category, multiply your wedding budget by the…
Winter Wedding Favors

Winter Wedding Favors

Having a winter wedding? Check out these {cool} winter wedding favors! Winter may not be the most popular time to get {hitched}, but it certainly is a season that has beauty & charm all its own. Don't let the chilly weather deter you from choosing a wedding date in December, January, or February. There are many enticing benefits of having a winter wedding. You can turn any venue into a cozy gathering for friends and family while still enjoying the sparkle and pizzazz of a winter wonderland. One of the BEST parts of a winter wedding is the fun decor & accessories you can use to tie in the glory of the winter season with your big day. Whether you want to embrace the holidays and opt for a Christmas- or Yule-themed wedding OR you prefer to stick with a simple winter motif, you need to check out some of these awesome winter wedding favors. {This week's Featured Post contains affiliate links for our partner BeauCoup. Feel free to check out any of these spectacular favors in more detail by clicking on the photos which will send you to our affiliate partner's site.} Snowflake Bookmark in Gift Box Present your…
Did You Recently Get Married? Be Featured on G&L!!!

Did You Recently Get Married? Be Featured on G&L!!!

A brand new year is just a few hours away!!! We want to focus 2016 on wedding couples just like YOU! If you've recently gotten married or plan on getting married, we'd love to feature it on the Glitter & Lace Wedding Blog. We are always on the lookout for unique and personalized weddings that showcase the true personality of the wedding couple. We want you to submit your wedding! Won't you share with us?! Submit Your Wedding. Here are some things to remember when submitting your wedding: All submissions should be submitted via email to: christa {at} glitterandlaceweddings.com Please send 15 to 60 weddings photos in either a .zip file or Dropbox file. Include: Your name, your fiance’s name, wedding date, & location of event Include: A list of all applicable vendors. We must have a photography credit to publish your wedding. Enlighten us on your style, theme, decor, personal touches, etc. that made your day so special. Don’t forget to mention if you did some amazing DIY wedding projects so we can give you props for that! What we are looking for: Real Weddings {from anywhere in the world} Unique or Themed Weddings Cultural Weddings Budget Friendly Weddings…
Newly Engaged? Here are the First 10 Things You Need to Do

Newly Engaged? Here are the First 10 Things You Need to Do

Did you know that nearly 30% of couples get engaged between the Thanksgiving and New Year holidays? If you were one of the lucky ones this year, Congratulations *confetti*!!!! You may be wondering what you should do now. This exciting time can quickly become overwhelming if you have no idea how to navigate the wedding planning process. The team here at Glitter & Lace has put together the top 10 things you should do once he (or she) pops the big question: Spread the news! We encourage couples to personally tell the people they care about most first before posting on social media. Call your parents, siblings, grandparents, and best friends to share the joyful news. Once the most important people have been informed, it's time to show your ring off on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Gather some details. Your family and friends will be super excited for you and your fiance and will naturally want to know all the details. While you may not be set on a specific date, it's find to share information about the time of year you are thinking about getting married or how long you expect the engagement period to be. You will also…