(Closed) DJ on seating chart?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
72 posts
Worker bee

As a former videographer, I always appreciated when a vendor table was available. At times a small room is available at the reception site that some vendors treat as a "green room" So you can put a generic "vendor" table, and it doesn’t even need to be in the main banquet hall, just make sure that your vendors know that a chair and dinner is there for them when they can get away. I have had more than my share of cold chicken and veggies, but always appreciate the gesture.

Post # 5
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I have a friend that DJs and while there usually is vendor table he usually just takes his plate to his DJ booth area and eats there. Maybe have a place for the DJ at the table, and I’m sure he’ll choose weather he wants to sit at the table (which I doubt, since he will most likely be playing music during dinner) or take his food over to his equipment.

Post # 6
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My DJ said he would eat at his area. I’m setting up a vendor table though so my ceremony musician, photogs and officiant can have a place to sit and eat. I wonder if they’ll all talk about what I’m paying each of them…LoL

Post # 7
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

It’s a very nice idea to have a vendor table, so that your endors don’t have to compete with your guests for seating.  Also, some vendors have specific wants as far as location of seating – my band requested a table near the dance floor, as they tend to rotate musicians in and out so that everybody gets a break but the music is continuous.  If teh table was across the room, that would be harder to do.

The officiant and his/her spouse are generally treated as guests, as opposed to vendors.  I suppose in this day and age, if you really just hire someone to stand up at the ceremony and talk, and that is the extent of your contact with them, they are technically a vendor.  In the case where the officiant is the pastor at your church, or the pastor who provided your pre-marital counseling, it seems a bit rude to treat them like hired help.  We sat our pastor and his wife with the older immediate family, who are all quite religeous, and they all had a wonderful time – and it helped to keep the older people, who don’t move around much to mingle, entertained.

I would think that unless you have some pretty unprofessional vendors, they won’t be comparing how much they get paid. 

Post # 8
90 posts
Worker bee

I told my DJ that we want him to eat at the wedding because if he’s a part of our big day, he’s officially family.  He laughed and thanked us but said he does not ever eat because he thinks it is unprofessional…..I told him if he changed his mind, to eat his heart out.  You might want to just ask them what they typically do and they’ll tell you.  They’re very good at answerng the "tough questions". 

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