To Negotiate or Not to Negotiate
It never hurts to ask. But know the professional you are dealing with. While high-end vendors maybe put off by lowballing, newbie’s may be glad to haggle rather than lose your business. Be frank about your budge and find out if there’s any way the vendors can perform services for that amount. If they decline, they may still be willing to offer upgrades (like an additional hour of service) or add-ons (such as extra photo prints). Inquire about referrals. If you send business their way, vendors may be open to negotiation. Make sure your vendor has a business license and insurance.