Post # 1
My wedding is in just over a month and I’m wondering if it’s typical to invite the photographer and our wedding cake vendor. Both are high school friends. I’m especially leaning towards inviting the photographer, since she will be with us from about 1pm until last call, I would like to make sure she gets to eat something. This goes for the D.J. too, even though he’s not a friend. I want to know if we need to feed him? We need to start getting our food orders finalized fairly soon, so I’d like to know if anyone knows the etiquette on this?
Post # 3
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
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
- 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.