(Closed) Who am I suppose to feed

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

 

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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?” 

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