(Closed) Are you supposed to feed the dj/band?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Yes, yes, yes! Please feed ALL your vendors!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yes. some vendors require a meal, some do not. We gave all our vendors a meal regardless if it was requierd or not. I don’t work well when I’m hungry, so if I were a vendor I’d like to be fed.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

YES.  My fiancee has played a ton of weddings with his band and that is definitely the norm. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

It is pretty customary, they usually spell it out in their contract though.  Seems kind of weird to me that their booking agents would contact you before you’ve even booked them, but maybe they’ve gotten burned (starved!) before.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Yes, anyone who is working through a meal time should be fed. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s the norm in most of the weddings I have seen. I would feed them and I am the bride who didn’t want to feed her evening guests… lol.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yes, please feed your vendors! That is a long day to go without a meal! Most vendors have it in their contract.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

YES. As a wedding singer, we always are thankful for brides who feed us. It’s in our contract and we even say that just having someone run to McDonalds for us is enough. 

As for why the man was asking.. we plan our set lists and band layouts around when our breaks are. If our drummer is taking a break at 10pm to eat and get some water, we wont be playing fast dance songs then. If I am taking a break at 6pm to eat, then we need a backup singer to cover whatever kind of music is being played during that time. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh yes absolutely.  The venue usually tells you that.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i would say yes. but mine did not eat.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

Yes, you need to feed your vendors.  But most likely your caterer has a ‘vendor box lunch’ that is $8ish instead of the plate fee for your guests.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I thought it was a given that you feed your vendors. We are feeding 6: 2 DJs, 2 bartenders, the photographer, and the coordinator. I kind of assume that the catering staff will eat, but I don’t feel like it’s my job to account for them.

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