Please Help On Percentage To Wedding Planners

Business By KrazyKakesNJ Updated 24 Jan 2011 , 6:22pm by Chef_Stef

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KrazyKakesNJ Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 5:59pm
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Hi everyone,

I am trying to create more business for my self and am talking to an events planner about possible business. I am not sure what is the customary % or discount I should be offering. I am in North Jersey. Can anyone help me please???? icon_redface.gif

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MJ2008 Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 6:03pm
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Maybe it's different in your area, but around here there is no percentage given to planners for bringing in new clients. I would offer a trade. They mention your name when they have someone looking for cakes and you mention their name when you meet someone looking for a planner. This way you both get free advertising.

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Chef_Stef Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 6:22pm
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I don't discount to any of them, and none of them expect anything back on the sale. Has someone asked you for a %? That always surprises me, since I assume they get paid by the bride...not the fellow vendors.

I have one who I do discount delivery to, because her venue is pretty far away and she uses me a lot, so that's a bit of a perk, but not much.

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