How Much Should Traveling Wedding Pros Charge?

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Recently, Thrillist came up with some data examining how much people spend per state when they give a cash gift for a wedding. Things fall in line more or less where you would expect them to, with some exceptions. For example, the average cash gift in California is $150, but in my home state of Ohio, it’s $164. This is

Are Your Wedding Business Prices Too Low?

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With booking season around the corner, it’s a good time to take a look at your pricing and packages before you start meeting with new brides and grooms. How do you know if you need to make a pricing change? Check out the signs below – they are an indication that you are due for a price increase. 4 Signs

How to Use the Starbucks Tactic to Raise Your Prices

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by G.E. Masana By now, you may know you need to earn a little more than you currently do if only because Starbucks just introduced it’s most expensive coffee ever. At $7 for a 12 ounce cup, or $40 for an 8 ounce bag, their new specialty coffee sells at about a 50% premium over their already higher priced coffee.

Just Because Brides Aren’t Buying High End Services Doesn’t Mean They Won’t

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Sometimes it is hard to figure out what it is that makes a bride choose one business over another. On an even closer to home front, it can also be hard to figure out why brides repeatedly pick one package deal over another within the same business. When you see a trend in the way that bride’s buy from you

To Show Prices Or Not Show Prices On Your Website

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Deciding whether to show your prices on your website is tricky. Most often wedding vendors choose not to show prices as the packages can depend on each particular wedding. At the same time, according to the article by Shane McMurray on The Wedding Report, 81% of brides want to see prices on your website. The pros of showing at least

What To Do When You Agree To A Price That Is Too Low

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  You just met the nicest bride on the planet, only she is on a tight budget and you let her talk you into giving her a reduced rate. The next day is when reality sets in, and the disgruntling fact that you won’t be making enough to make it worth your time. Just because you initially agreed to the

How to Get More Leads and Book ‘Em

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Question: How do I find the leads that want my service and figure out how to package and price my services so that they are desirable? Hello Stephanie, I’m sure you get hundreds of emails from around the world and I know I’ve responded to your “what is your biggest problem” query before. Like many folk in the industry one

How To Price For The Economy

Due to the struggling economy it is easy to up you prices to make up for a lower number of clients. According to Business iHub this strategy is actually directly opposite to what it needs to be. Boosting sales during a slumping economy is about more than just coming up with the perfect slogan and getting your name out there.

How To Deal Brides With Unrealistic Budgets

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Most brides will go into the wedding shopping experience with absolutely no idea how much a wedding can cost and with the ideal that there is no price limit on their wedding. It will only take them one or two stores however before they realize that they have to set a budget and figure out about how much they want