Post # 1
The band that we’re thinking of booking for our wedding also djs in between sets and I received an email from their booking agents asking if they would be getting meals and when they would be able to eat. Is this pretty customary?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Yes, yes, yes! Please feed ALL your vendors!
Post # 4
Yes. some vendors require a meal, some do not. We gave all our vendors a meal regardless if it was requierd or not. I don’t work well when I’m hungry, so if I were a vendor I’d like to be fed.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
YES. My fiancee has played a ton of weddings with his band and that is definitely the norm.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
It is pretty customary, they usually spell it out in their contract though. Seems kind of weird to me that their booking agents would contact you before you’ve even booked them, but maybe they’ve gotten burned (starved!) before.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Yes, anyone who is working through a meal time should be fed.
Post # 8
It’s the norm in most of the weddings I have seen. I would feed them and I am the bride who didn’t want to feed her evening guests… lol.
Post # 9
Yes, please feed your vendors! That is a long day to go without a meal! Most vendors have it in their contract.
Post # 10
YES. As a wedding singer, we always are thankful for brides who feed us. It’s in our contract and we even say that just having someone run to McDonalds for us is enough.
As for why the man was asking.. we plan our set lists and band layouts around when our breaks are. If our drummer is taking a break at 10pm to eat and get some water, we wont be playing fast dance songs then. If I am taking a break at 6pm to eat, then we need a backup singer to cover whatever kind of music is being played during that time.
Post # 11
Oh yes absolutely. The venue usually tells you that.
Post # 12
i would say yes. but mine did not eat.
Post # 13
Yes, you need to feed your vendors. But most likely your caterer has a ‘vendor box lunch’ that is $8ish instead of the plate fee for your guests.
Post # 14
hmmm okay. Just seems a bit weird to me since out wedding/reception time is only going to be maybe 4 1/2 hours! I’m cheap though so I look at it like hey I don’t go into work asking who’s buying my lunch! haha
Post # 15
I thought it was a given that you feed your vendors. We are feeding 6: 2 DJs, 2 bartenders, the photographer, and the coordinator. I kind of assume that the catering staff will eat, but I don’t feel like it’s my job to account for them.