Post # 1
I had a meeting with my coordinator yesterday and she asked if I wanted to allow my vendors to have alcoholic drinks (beer/wine) during my wedding. I had not thought of this at all. She said that she would not drink, and she knows my photographer would not, but mainly wanted to know about my band (7 of them). What do you guys think? I’m undecided as I can definitely see them maybe having more fun & loosening up after a couple drinks (my mom said that musicians “do better” after a drink)… but yet they are paid staff and should be professional.
Post # 3
The manager for my band said that they do not drink during their performance, but they might have a couple of drinks at the end of the night. I said that was perfectly fine. I appreciate that they are going to stay sober for their performance and then have a celebratory night cap at the end. They have to pack up all their equipment and everything…I figure that will go faster with a beer or two. 🙂
Post # 4
I would let them have a couple of drinks, if they are so inclined.
Post # 5
I guess it can go either way. IMO, If I’m paying you to be there, it’s not my responsibility to pay for your drinks….but if there wasn’t a significant price difference, I wouldn’t make a big deal about it.
Post # 6
I would say let them have drinks if they want it. I would assume that any professional band isn’t going to get drunk, but if you’ve ever been to a band performance (like in a small setting or venue) it’s actually really common to see the bands and singer/songwriters with a drink. They aren’t getting drunk though.
Post # 7
We are letting our band drink the night of. I want everyone to have a great time, vendors included and I trust all of our vendors to act responsibly and not get sh*t faced.
Post # 8
As a professional musician, I voted to let them have drinks. If you trust them enough to hire them, trust them to drink responsibly. They’ll appreciate this “gift” you give them.