Vendor Reception Seating

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@fidgette:  We didn’t have a ton of room left over to feed our vendors, either.  They typically eat first, so they can scarf down their food and get back to work.  We had a small table set up on the dance floor near the band.  They immediately (and discretely) tore down the table when they were finished.  It worked out just fine. : )

Post # 4
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@fidgette:  Our DJ has already told us that he brings his plate back to his station to keep everything going.  As for photographers, we have 2 so that makes it a bit easier, but I will give them seats at a table that’s not full.  Hopefully with people that will be nice.  😉

ETA:  I was at a wedding where the photographer had a seat at our table.  He never sat down, just came by to pick at the food and pick up what the caterers had boxed for him since he never truly got to eat.

Post # 6
7929 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Our vendors are somewhere out of sight. I really don’t know where. Both had worked at our venue before and the venue said they’d handle it. I just know they were there whenever I needed them and they also ate.

Post # 7
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Our vendors will be eating out of sight.  One of our bars in a separate room with french doors opening up to the main area.  The bar will be closed during dinner, and the doors will be shut while it is closed, so our venders will eat in that area.  I would ask the venue what is typical so you can find a place for them that isn’t in others way

Post # 8
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think you typically seat those people, they’ll be working. They will grab a plate and eat wherever whenever they can. Probably wherever the venue can put them to let them eat for a second. Our Dj ate at her dj table LOL

Post # 9
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are actually seating our vendors (who are also close to our family) with our guests. 

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