I've been contacted by a new wedding venue in my town, they love my cakes and they would like to incorporate my cakes in their package.
I offered to have three or four designs for the couple to choose from and one last 'custom' option.
My questions are: does any of you have this type of business with a venue? how many and what type of designs you offer? do you let the venue keep certain amount of profit on the cakes?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I work with one venue that offers cakes in one of their packages. They send the client directly to me, and the venue pays me a flat price per serving for the number of guests that will actually be at the event. I send the venue the bill and they pay me directly.
I don't know if offering a fixed number of cake designs will be popular with brides...They tend to want to design their own cakes.
I think it would be important that your contract specify who your client is--the venue or the couple, IMHO. I think this could be confusing, if there were any problems, so you would want to be clear n your contract.
I work with a couple venues. Sometimes they order for the client and do all the design plans and just fax me an order form, and sometimes a client wants to meet with me so they can do a tasting and talk with me directly about design. Either way, it works for me. I have an agreement with both venues for a 10% commission to them. I invoice the venue and they pay me directly.
Thanks for your replies.
I spoke with the wedding coordinator and we agreed they will send me the brides directly; I like that much better.