(Closed) Do the bride and groom eat for free?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Some venues do this but not all! My venue is definately not! They should though with all the $$$ we’re spending. Some venues offer a free dinner on your 1st wedding anniversary, too, not mine!

Post # 4
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1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Not at any venue I’d talked to! 🙂 

Post # 5
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think FREE is a word that is in the wedding dictionary. I wish it was and I do think we should eat for free!

Post # 6
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2066 posts
Buzzing bee

Nope.  We’re charged for each and every meal (including our own). 

Post # 7
Bee
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I’m pretty sure the bride and groom are just considered guests in terms of head count at the wedding – I haven’t heard of anyone who ate free!  Though it would be a nice gesture!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ours wasn’t free either.  We did get free servers who actually put food on our plates for us and carried the plates to the table for us though!

Post # 10
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1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Even if they did call the bride and groom’s meals ‘free’ or ‘complimentary’, you know they’d just jack the price up on the others to cover the cost! Rosy is right, no such thing as ‘free’ in the wedding world!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re getting free meals, but it was something we had to negotiate for before we signed the contract. I had seen it at one place, and afterwards, I was kind of insulted that people didn’t think to throw in two free meals when we were going to be paying for 250 of them.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Most of the bride / groom couples I know ate for free…. and when it was a buffet (very common) it didn’t apply. I think I will go the buffet route if I ever get married! More social, more choice, and generally cheaper!

Post # 13
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831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My venue is definitely not offering us a free meal! We even have to pay for our tasting! Yikes!

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

We were for sure included in our guest count. My venue doesn’t even offer real vendor meals, they feed them off the kids menu! We opted to put our vendors in with our regular guests.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m paying for one and every one of my guest including myself. 🙁

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