(Closed) alcoholic drinks for vendors (band members?)

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Alcohol for vendors... What do you think?
    Let them have a couple drinks! : (10 votes)
    33 %
    A drink with their dinner is fine : (9 votes)
    30 %
    No way! You are paying them to be professional! : (11 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
    1736 posts
    Bumble bee

    The manager for my band said that they do not drink during their performance, but they might have a couple of drinks at the end of the night. I said that was perfectly fine. I appreciate that they are going to stay sober for their performance and then have a celebratory night cap at the end. They have to pack up all their equipment and everything…I figure that will go faster with a beer or two. 🙂

    Post # 4
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would let them have a couple of drinks, if they are so inclined.

    Post # 5
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I guess it can go either way. IMO, If I’m paying you to be there, it’s not my responsibility to pay for your drinks….but if there wasn’t a significant price difference, I wouldn’t make a big deal about it.

    Post # 6
    6544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would say let them have drinks if they want it. I would assume that any professional band isn’t going to get drunk, but if you’ve ever been to a band performance (like in a small setting or venue) it’s actually really common to see the bands and singer/songwriters with a drink. They aren’t getting drunk though.

    Post # 7
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We are letting our band drink the night of. I want everyone to have a great time, vendors included and I trust all of our vendors to act responsibly and not get sh*t faced.

    Post # 8
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    As a professional musician, I voted to let them have drinks. If you trust them enough to hire them, trust them to drink responsibly. They’ll appreciate this “gift” you give them.

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