(Closed) Do I invite vendors to the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

im a bit confused by the question….. but in short you will need to feed any of your vendors that will be present at the recpetion. Your cateror should have a vendor meal option available (not as expensive as a plated meal) if you are doing buffet style then  just include them as a person in your head count.

as far as inviting your cake baker to your wedding.. unless you are friends with them there is really no need

Post # 4
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Agree with @mainejen: your cake vendor should be dropping off the cake and leaving, so there wouldn’t be a need to “invite” them to the wedding nor should it be necessary to pay for a vendor meal.

If your photographer is staying for the entire event, then yes, you’ll be expected to feed them.  Your venue/caterer will typically offer a lower-priced “vendor meal” for that person. 

The same goes for anyone who plans on being at your event for a long period of time, i.e. your DJ, wedding coordinator, videographer, etc.  They all should be fed, and many vendors will even require it in their contracts. 

Post # 5
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

You feed them, yes.  But if they’re not friends or family they don’t need an invitation too.  

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