Originally Posted by chocomama
OK, even though I've made numerous suggestions on how to present just one cookie to each person, the bride is stuck on 2 cookies each, BUT she doesn't want to pay $10/guest. She talked about doing less intricate work but I'm still going to charge her $4 each so that won't help her much and I know she won't go for that, anyway. She just asked me if I would do the decorating if she and her family baked the cookies. I can't imagine baking 250 cookie before my wedding, but whatever. I'm not really keen on doing this but I want her to be happy and I don't want to lose her as a customer. What do you think? I haven't said anything to her yet.
She just wants to have her cookies and eat them too. Stand your ground. If she does not want to pay your prices let her order the cookies online at the sale price.
Do not let her bring you Cookies to decorate. And if she does insist on it. charge her full price for having to do all the work on the cookies. If she does not like this she can decorate them herself.
I am sure she if she had to order these cookies online she would no be trying to haggle.
A lady from the office recently asked me to make and decorate 20 flower cookies for her. She loved both the roses and the tulips in my portfolio and she has ordered from me before. Problem is she wants the tulips for the same price as the roses.
So I politely informed her that there is no way that I am going to sit and hand-paint cookies and then under-charge myself. If she wants my tulip cookies she will either have to pay the price that I want for them or try to find them at Wal-mart.
Cookies are very time consuming and tedious. Do not underprice your work. As with cakes the more details/unique the cookie is more the price will be.