This is my fisr real "sit down" with a bride, I am so afraid I'll forget a good point or tip, or forget a pricing matrix or something that I may need to look at or fall back on. ( I am going to her because she is an hour 1/2 away, and close to my mom, so I am making it a day trip)
What do you say, pack, use in your consults that I may need?
Thank so much, you guys are the greatest!!!
I will recommend you to have a pricing matrix, your portfolio or something that shows some of your work, cake sketches and samples. Another thing that is very important is your confidence, if you have doubts about your self, the bride will notice that right away. You can role play with a friend or family member. Good Luck
I always bring a pricing sheet/serving sizes sheet, extra paper to sketch on, my contract (2 of them, I fill them out simultaneously and we both sign both on the spot if they decide to order I keep one and they keep one), depending on how much room you have if you know what shape cake they want ,bring some cake dummies (it helps them to envision their cake right on the spot), samples of course! I also bring along paper plates, forks, napkins, and a place mat, business cards with my number and website address.
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply ! Im sure I'll do fine I am just afraid of ruining that first impression I guess. I'll let you know Mon how it goes!
Other than samples, take your pricing sheet, serving sizes guide for different shaped cakes, order form, pictures (I have mine loaded on my Ipod, works great!), biz cards &/or brochures, sketch pad if your order form doesn't have an area for that. Contract terms, and a smile ! Um pretty much what the others have said...LOL! Good Luck!
Thanks, I pretty much think I got the basics then. I just wondered if there was a special "something " that I was over looking to take.