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    How to Negotiate Hotel Banquet Price and Perks?

    Hellooo..!

    My boyboy and i are planning for wedding banquet in end 2012. We have just started to look and compare packages offered by dif hotels.

    When we did a fast calculation, the amount mounts up to quite a scary figure @@

    Am just wondering if anyone of you here could share your exp in negotiating the price down with the hotel / clinch better offer??

    We dun want to get "eat up" by the sales pple ><

    Anything wld be good.. Hee.. Thanks in adv!

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    How to negotiate with hotel

    Hi

    Any advice on how to ask for more service for the banquet?

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    Hi Sherrynwh

    Do research on what hotel offers first, afterwhich when you meet up with the coordinator, you will know what other hotel offer but this hotel don't.

    For instance, you are meeting Hotel B indicating you will need to pay the corkage charges for all wine and liquor brought in by couple or providing by Hotel B.

    And if you do research and Hoteal A offers the waiver of corkage for all wine and liquor brought in by couple or provided by Hotel A.

    In this case, you can ask for a waiver for the corkage.

    Hope this helps ... so research is very important when "bargaining" with them. ^^

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    I thought the prices are all fixed and cannot be bargained. hmm..

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    Menisa prices for the banquet is fixed but additional items etc can be bargained like more wine, waiver of corkage, wedding cards, free upgrade to better hotel suites or ballroom (rare). But of course not all hotels are open to bargaining, some very firm one.. ask for more items they will just say no no no lol while there are also quite a number of hotels who will give more perks or items but it also depends on which coordinator you speak to. Some nicer coordinators easier to bargain also haha. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aderith View Post
    Hellooo..!

    My boyboy and i are planning for wedding banquet in end 2012. We have just started to look and compare packages offered by dif hotels.

    When we did a fast calculation, the amount mounts up to quite a scary figure @@

    Am just wondering if anyone of you here could share your exp in negotiating the price down with the hotel / clinch better offer??

    We dun want to get "eat up" by the sales pple ><

    Anything wld be good.. Hee.. Thanks in adv!
    Hi Aderith

    Do your own research first before visiting the hotels ...

    This is because gathering info and knowing what they offer, then when you visit the shortlisted hotel, you will be able to bargain with them.

    For example, if many hotels in the market are offerring free wine per table, but this hotel that you are visiting do not have such offer. In this case, you can "bargain" to have the wine per table ... etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aderith View Post
    Hellooo..!

    My boyboy and i are planning for wedding banquet in end 2012. We have just started to look and compare packages offered by dif hotels.

    When we did a fast calculation, the amount mounts up to quite a scary figure @@

    Am just wondering if anyone of you here could share your exp in negotiating the price down with the hotel / clinch better offer??

    We dun want to get "eat up" by the sales pple ><

    Anything wld be good.. Hee.. Thanks in adv!
    there are banquet prices list for each hotel in the website and u can print out and compare. if you like certain hotels, visit them and negotiate with them on the perks. usually the price cannot be negotiated but u can ask for more perks from them. if you gonna hold your ROM on the day of your banquet, request a room from them to hold your solemnisation before the banquet. most hotel do not charge for the room for your solemnisation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aderith View Post
    Hellooo..!

    My boyboy and i are planning for wedding banquet in end 2012. We have just started to look and compare packages offered by dif hotels.

    When we did a fast calculation, the amount mounts up to quite a scary figure @@

    Am just wondering if anyone of you here could share your exp in negotiating the price down with the hotel / clinch better offer??

    We dun want to get "eat up" by the sales pple ><

    Anything wld be good.. Hee.. Thanks in adv!
    Read more about bridal articles, visit many hotels such like site visiting the venues, check out packages with the sales person and try to negotiate some deals from them even if you may not like their package. This is to give me more info in terms of price, package & perks next time you get to talk to the desired banquet manager or sales person. Do not rush into a decision as it will only make you regret later. Trust me read more and ask more, it really helps! Hope this answers. Thanks!

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    hmmm. depends if they allow negotiating for the rates...

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    great advices. really helpful.

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    I had similar struggles too!

    Bargaining is quite an art. And we gotta be thick face enough to do that.

    I hope this post will help you in having an idea how to bargain and what are the things to look out for when selecting your venue! = >http://mrandmrsoops.blogspot.sg/2014...-ballroom.html

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