This is the cutest video. Make your wedding your own. This is a great example of how to put your personality into your wedding. Traditional? Not by far, but fun and memorable.
transitive verb1: to cut roughly or clumsily : hack 2archaic : to
annoy or exhaust with wrangling intransitive verb: bargain, wrangle
This definition is from the webster dictionary.
Latin negotiatus, past
participle of negotiari to carry on business, from negotium business, from neg-
not + otium leisure — more at negate
intransitive verb: to confer with another so as to arrive at the settlement
of some mattertransitive verb1 a: to deal with (some matter or affair that
requires ability for its successful handling) : manage b: to arrange
for or bring about through conference, discussion, and compromise
2 a: to transfer (as a bill of exchange) to another by delivery orcomplete, accomplish
endorsement b: to convert into cash or the equivalent value
3 a: to successfully travel along or over b: \-ˌā-tər\ noun
— ne·go·ti·a·to·ry \-sh(ē-)ə-ˌtȯr-ē,
Compromising may mean lowering your guest list, being flexible with your choice of flowers,choosing another day or time or including things that you normally would have to pay extra. A vendor will be more willing to work with you if they see you are trying to be flexible. You should not feel it is your God given right to "haggle" and get the price you expect.
Can you bargain with the wedding magazines that are giving the advice. Can you tell them you only want to pay $2 for the $4.99 price.
If you feel you can not afford the vendor you desire, then you should find another that will fit into your budget. You should chose a vendor based on their ethics, professionalism and reputation not because they are the cheapest. After all you get what you pay for.