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Hi, everyone, I'm in the process of sending out a second round of emails from the contact list I got from a Bridal Show I did this past Spring.

 

Do you all do deliveries on holidays? One of the wedding date's on the list is 7/4/14. I'm wondering if I should add a charge for a date like that? If so, do I tell them in my contact email or just bring it up if they contact me? The emails are personalized and I let them know I am still available on their wedding date.

 

I just booked a cake for New Year's Eve 2013 and then got another inquiry for the same date. The 2nd bride mentioned she was having a hard time booking someone because of the date. I never even thought about it being hard to find someone to work on holiday dates until she mentioned it.

 

I'm curious as to your thoughts on this...

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 9

Interesting, I'm curious to see what others think as well. Thanks Elcee for thinking of this it's an great question!

Michelle

 

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post #3 of 9

I don't do a lot of business, and don't schedule anything on holidays, but as a customer, I don't think it would be unacceptable. New Year's Eve isn't a federal holiday, but most employees that work on federal holidays get paid extra. 

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post #4 of 9
Would you feel better about giving up your family time if you were making an extra $x? That's how you decide whether to charge or not I think. The NYE one probably wouldn't bother me because we don't usually do anything that night, but 4th of July would be a date I wouldn't want to be stuck working.
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If it was a holiday I really cared about, I wouldn't even consider it, for instance Christmas Eve or Christmas Day; Thanksgiving. Actually, those are really the only ones I care about.

 

Whether or not I, personally, care about it seems irrelevant, though. If I'm offering something that other aren't, is it worth charging more? Is it standard to charge more?

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I guess if you had to pay staff they'd be getting paid a premium to work a holiday, and you pay yourself, so then yes you should charge extra! I'm sure the bride and groom realize that they're going to pay more when they picked a holiday.
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

I guess if you had to pay staff they'd be getting paid a premium to work a holiday, and you pay yourself, so then yes you should charge extra! I'm sure the bride and groom realize that they're going to pay more when they picked a holiday.
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Good question. My answer is yes!

The traffic on the way to Mt Pleasant the weekend of the bridge run is insane! The traffic to Patriots Point or IOP July 4th is ridiculous. Takes longer, cost more.

One bakery I'm town charges more for Sunday delivery. It's the only day off! Most places in town give a discount for Sunday so brides would get upset about it. One really pitched a fit. I always explained it was the only day off & was considered overtime.

Most companies pay overtime for holidays.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #9 of 9
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Thanks for all the input. 

 

Delicious, I like the idea of just charging a higher delivery fee. After all, most of the work will be done prior to the actual holiday.

 

I'm going to hold off on emailing the wedding couple with the 4th of July date for a while icon_smile.gif, I may try to ask around locally to see if there's a standard here in my area.

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