Originally Posted by Lcubed82
I think the TV challenges, where it seems the tops of our business are competing to be chosen by the customer, may play a part also! Do all this work, and then they will see if they think you are worth anything!
I speak at bridal shows. The first thing I say - Unless you have a $10,000 budget for your cake alone - stop watching those shows. You cannot have that cake!
I honestly say that. I've had other vendors get mad at me and follow behind me (I'm always the first to speak) and tell them they can get whatever they want - that they deserve it and can do it!! (woo-hoo???)
So now I start with that same line and add... and if anyone tells you you can have whatever you want, run from that vendor - because they are not only going to crash your budget but easily talk you in to things you cannot afford and will regret those purchases later when trying to make your house payment. While you may deserve anything you want - not one of us lives in a world where that really happens. Know your budget, embrace your budget, enjoy your wedding day.
I say more than this - more positive things - but this is how I start out.
I actually get lots of business from that little speech.
I also delete those emails (I'm convinced they are spam to begin with) as soon as I receive them. I do not entertain them for a second.