Rainbow Balloons: Your One-stop balloon shop
From: "Airscapes" <airscape@rochester.rr.com>
To: <CORLINC@aol.com>, <balloondeco@balloonhq.com>
Subject: Re: balloondeco-d Digest V00 #34
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2000 14:03:34 -0500

There are different pros and cons when it comes to the end of the
consultation. Do you give them a quote now or later? I personally give the
bride a quote at the end of the consultation. But I do stress to her that
the quote can change if her table count changes between now and the event
date, or if she chooses to add an extra something the design. In my
experience, the bride is expecting a quote at the consultation. This can be
a good thing for you. If she likes your ideas she may write you a deposit
check on the spot. Now, on the other hand when it comes to Corporate
clients, I get back to them with a quote. And there are several reasons for
that. But to keep with your question regarding bridal quotes, you have to do
what's best for you. Practice on a couple of friends. Have them order
"wedding decor" and see how it works for you. You can't be fumbling around
looking up prices for a half hour. The bride will get antsy in her seat. Get
to know your prices so you only take a little time figuring out an estimate.
Sculptures and arches vary in size, so learn how to add extra or downsize
the prices. If it's a large job, there's no harm in getting back with her
promptly. The bride will appreciate you wanting to take the time to get her
an accurate estimate. Hope this helps you. Good luck.

Debbie Piotrowski CBA
West Henrietta, NY USA