The video above poses the question, “why are weddings so darn expensive?” It suggests that wedding prices are just plain too high.
But are they?
This video is worth watching because it addresses an important question, something we deal with all the time: why can’t wedding vendors be more transparent in their pricing by listing all their package price on their website?
Price shopping alone can ruin your wedding
The question seems pretty reasonable, except that it has the potential to ruin your wedding day. If you select vendors on price alone, and not on quality, reputation, creativity and flexibility, you’re going to end up with vendors who aren’t a good fit for you for all kinds of reasons.
That’s what so often happens when companies list prices: prospective brides shop on price alone, which is dangerous.
Let’s use the example of an avocado, like they do in the video above. Unlike wedding services, avocados are a commodity, which means they are especially price sensitive.
You wouldn’t pay $8 for an avocado, as they suggest in the video above, especially when the national average is $1.18 per avocado. On the other hand, you might pay $2 if it is organically grown, because that is important to you. By the same token, $1.18 may be too much if the offerings on your store shelf are overripe.
You get the idea. All avocados aren’t the same, just as all entertainment companies aren’t the same.
Denon & Doyle loves price questions!
Denon & Doyle loves price questions when it comes time for you to plan wedding entertainment for your Bay area wedding. The video offers good advice: offer potential vendors a price range that fits your budget, which helps us present you with the options and add-ons right for your style and budget.
Ultimately, no price is a good price if you don’t love the quality of the service you receive. That’s why wedding prices alone are an incomplete metric when it comes to assessing potential vendors. Be sure to include quality, reputation, creativity and flexibility in your considerations.
Denon & Doyle is proud of our website. It reflects who we are. Spend a little time on it, beginning with our wedding services page. Check out our planning tools. And then contact us. Nothing beats a phone call (1 800 944-9585) to help you get to know a company and receive the exact info you’re looking for.