Discussing fees and figures doesn't have to be daunting. Here's how to speak up—and save. Most brides don't look forward to negotiating prices with their vendors. If you're like them, you may be thinking that haggling over money seems so…crass. After all, this is your wedding we're talking about-the most romantic day of your life.
But think of it this way: Your goal is to develop a good working relationship with all your vendors-whether it's your venue representative, your florist, your caterer or your photographer-so that you can get what you really want at the best possible price. Now that's how to guarantee bliss!
Let's say you and your fiancé are scouting around for a reception venue. You've found several, and there's one you especially like. Don't start negotiating until you're well armed with quotes from the venue's competitors. And well armed means knowing exactly what the competitors are offering for the same price. If a competitor offers a better deal, you can point that out to your first choice and ask if he can either whittleRead More »from The Most Underused Way to Save Money on Your Wedding