(Closed) Must we feed all vendors?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would say yes.  Take a look at your contracts for each vendor; it probably says explicitly.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I think it’s best to err on the side of caution with this one – and assume that you will provide the vendors with meals.  Also, check your contracts to see if it is stipulated in it!  Plus, I just think it is a nice gesture 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Yes…. pretty much!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Yes! You definitely should be feeding them! I know some places will have special plates that they can make up for band members, photogs, etc…or they can always eat what you are having…depends on the venue. And, make sure you check your contracts to make sure that it isn’t required anyway…I know with my photog it is required that I feed him (not that I wasn’t planning on it anyway…but I do remember it being in there)!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

it says it in our contract. we actually only have a photographer, no other vendors, and in the contract it says we can either provide food or give him a 45 min. break. i’d rather give him food because i want him there in case something good happens.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Our Day of Coordinator said it was an “expected thing” for they are there such long hours~ one of the perks they get.

 

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Look at your contracts and the length of them as well… if anyone is working more than four hours, I’m feeding them, even if the contract doesn’t stipulate it.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am feeding all of our vendors, it’s in our contract. Even the florist who is just dropping off the bouquets gets a 4 course dinner (just kidding). But seriously, everyone who is spending more than an hour with us is getting fed.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Yes! If it’s not specified in the contract, I would feed them anyway. The last thing you want is to have the people who are responsible for making your wedding a success being hungry and annoyed that you didn’t feed them.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

Yeah, I would definitely do it.  LIke GirlWithARing said, you don’t need any grumpy, hungry vendors on your wedding day!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes. Talk to your venue person and see if they have special “vendor” meals. These could often save money.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Like a lot of people said, a lot of venues have vendor meals so they’re not charging you $100 a head for your DJ to eat.  But also check in the contract – I know, off the top of my head, both my videographer and photographer stipulate a meal in their contract.  My officiant will be invited, but I doubt she’ll come, and it’s not in my DJs contract, so I’m not sure what her situation is.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

If they’re working past 4 hours, definitely feed them! I would, even if it wasn’t in their contracts.

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