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    OK, sticky question - negotiating price?

    Sorry to ask, but me and the fiance have different expectations. Did you folks negotiate on prices with vendors or the resort? We are going to be a small group and some of the flat fees seem like kind of a lot for us since we won't be as much work (setting up and such). My fiance is much more comfortable saying he doesn't like a fee or a price. I worry about offending people. What is the normal expectation in these situations? So far our coordinator and resort have been fantastic and I certainly don't want to ruffle their feathers, but we don't want to overpay either.

    I appreciate any feedback you have.

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    Consider working with an independed wedding planner. It will safe you a lot, they can choose the most beautifil quiet beaches, and are more flexible when it comes to dinner/reception locations.

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    Robert Arenz weddingplanner and professional photographer
    http://www.photographyaruba.com http://www.dreamweddingsaruba.com

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    Great info, thanks guys!

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    Senior Member Karen Lutzker's Avatar
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    Negotiating the price

    Yes, Robert is correct. Working with a professional wedding planner is the best thing you can do and will save you a lot of stress in the long run. The main thing is that you feel comfortable with the wedding planner that you choose and put your trust in that individual most importantly as he or she should be understanding and work with you. There are packages posted on many websites that should be flexible enough to meet your needs. If you are on a strict budget, explain your situation to your planner. Remember, planning a destination wedding is very different then having your wedding take place in your home state or country. Allow your professional wedding planner to quide you in the right direction as they should be knowledgeable and looking out for your better interests as their client
    http://www.cayenaweddings.com
    Aruba's First Destination Wedding Planner
    Specialists in Wedding Coordination and Vow Renewals

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    Working directly with vendors do save a bit of money and have a wedding planner helps 'cause they know everyone and saves you a great deal of stress.

    Hopes this helps a little.
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