Post # 1
Question for you, I am having a photobooth and it doesnt start until after dinner. They are setting up before the reception starts and then I am assuming they are coming back closer to 7:30 when the photobooth is open….the question is do I still need to feed them? Also my aunt is saying that I only need to feed the photographer due to him being with us all day long, but I thought that the DJ was suppose to be feed as well. Help me out!
Post # 3
Often vendors contracts will specify if they need to be fed, but i would definitely feed photographer and DJ! See if your venue has discouneted vendor meals
Post # 4
Yeah I agree, see if your venue has discounted vendor meals. But I will point out that people who will influence the things that are important to your FI are people you should think about feeding well and keeping happy! We spent a lot on our photographers so we are definitely feeding them, and we care a lot about our reception music so we will be feeding the DJ. Also feeding our day-of coordinator and the minister who’s marrying us. Our venue told us they don’t offer a discount for vendor meals but our cost per person is only $18 for dinner.
Post # 5
Oops. forgot about this. I think feeding the photographer and Dj is pretty standard (but you don’t have to feed them the same food… you could have something set aside for them like sandwiches or something like that). I have to think about this now. I am feeding my day of helper for sure. And I think that is it. The other vendors won’t even be there the day of the wedding.
Post # 6
I would feed anyone that is going to be there the whole time – DJ (for us anyway), coordinator, photographer. If your photobooth is only there half the night, I would venture to say you don’t have to feed the attendant. I think they can get dinner prior. That being said, our vendor meals are pretty inexpensive (like $10-12?) so it’s not terrible if we did have to feed everyone that day.
Post # 7
We are feeding our videographer, photographer, and wedding band. They’re going to be there for 6-8 hours so food at some point in the evening is a nice courtesy. But we’re also doing a cheaper buffet dinner that looks like it’s going to be about $22/person so it’s not a huge deal to feed an extra 7 people.
Post # 8
i was wondering about this too..i also don’t know if the vendors sit in their own table?? do they even need a table…confused
Post # 9
find out bout each vendor. my photographers were with us all day and were only wanting dinner but when we gave them sandwiches and chips at noon they were thank ful and grateful. we gave our dj the option of a meal at dinner…. i dont know if he ate or not. every other vendor was long gone before the dinner was served.
Post # 10
I was planning on feeding the photographers for sure, they are with us all day and then I was planning on feeding the Dj’s. The only people I am not sure about are the two photobooth attendants. They are scheduled to work from 7:30 to 10:30 and my per person rate is $85.Hmm…Maybe Ill just ask the photobooth company what is the common practice when it comes to feeding them!
Post # 11
Typically a venue has discounted vendor meals than the vendors eat in the back/behind the scenes/in the kitchen. Ours will probably eat in our “wedding party unwind room,” which is where I wait hidden away before the ceremony and where the wedding party keeps their stuff during the ceremony and reception.
Anyone there for several hours should be fed (namely DJ ad Photog, videog if you have one). With all other vendors, you can say, “Will your associate require a vendor meal?”