Happy wedding season! Many business owners, brides and grooms are staying busy with planning their special day! Business owners are booking many consultations and possible clients are setting many consultations to narrow down their best and favorite vendors! Many clients are viewing websites and checking out the business owners prices and their work. The consultation goes great with the cake tasting, food tasting, venue walk thru, etc..... and what's next? You guessed right! Let's get into finances! Most business owners in the wedding industry will explain the payment process before the consultation(most of the time posted on their website) and they will explain it again during the consultation. The average business owner has a non refundable deposit. This deposit secures your date and guarantees not to book another client or over book.
As a business owner it is very important for clients to realize how important it is to pay your deposit to the business owner you really want to book. The majority of business owners do not hold dates and spaces. Business owners want guarantee customers and by placing that initial deposit, it shows that the client is serious about using their services. Deposits also relieves the stress off of the client and you can mark that check off of your list of vendors you have booked. Also clients should really have the opportunity to book the vendor they really want to use. Who wants second or third choices? Budgeting and planning is very important so do your research of your favorite vendors to find out total cost and deposits. This will help you be better prepared to make the deposit during the consultation.