(Closed) Do y'all think this is a fair deal for a "vendor"?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 2
1301 posts
Bumble bee

No, you need to pay them. How is a hotel room in their hometown compensation for working? 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  beebee1983.
Post # 3
1301 posts
Bumble bee

And if you are going to pay for a room, why wouldn’t you just give them that money? Unless you are somehow getting the room for free, in which case, don’t be cheap and pay your vendors.

Post # 4
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

If you think that they are going to do a good enough job……the last thing you are going to want on your wedding day is to scramble behind them because they could care less about how important this is to you. When you hire a service you have a contract and thats their reputation on the line. Make sure they understand how it works and if they are really interested. Just my thoughts on it.

Post # 5
3331 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

No, I don’t think that sounds fair. Unless you are offering them each their OWN hotel room, I don’t think it’s fair to expect multiple people who may/may not know each other to share a room.

Did you get your wedding block free or something? Why would you not just pay them whatever the cost of the room would be?

Post # 6
2506 posts
Sugar bee

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lizstarlight22:  if you’re requiring them to be out of town for two nights (which would necessitate accommodations), then paying for the hotel is NOT compensation. Any other vendor that you would hire for the same job (and make the same demands of) would require BOTH payment and that their accommodations are covered, if they’re from out of town.

if they’re not from out of town, and don’t require accommodations, then why get them the hotel room at all? just pay them instead, which i’m sure they’d prefer.

either you’re not paying them (not cool), or you’re spending their money for them (not cool).

Post # 9
551 posts
Busy bee

Can you not just sit everything out at the same time and avoid the need to have trays replenished? Seems like a possibility with a small wedding. 


And no, I honestly don’t think it’s a fair deal. They have to drive 2 hours to a wedding for someone they dont know, replenish the food throughout the night, and they only get a hotel stay for free? I’d think you should pay them something ($0.55 a mile at least plus minimum wage per hour they are working) AND put them up in the hotel for both nights. That’s how you would have to do it for a vendor. Plus, I can’t really think of a college student who would want to spend their weekend doing this without making it worth their while. 



Post # 10
8747 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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lizstarlight22:  I don’t think it’s a great deal, and I personally wouldn’t have accepted a job like that even in college, but honestly there is no harm in asking! Worst case scenario is they turn you down and you find someone else. 

Post # 11
584 posts
Busy bee

I think you just need to hire professional caterers. I wouldn’t travel 2 hours (gas money) just for free hotel on the Beach and no compensation.

Post # 12
1286 posts
Bumble bee

“here’s the deal, drive 2 hours and work Friday and Saturday but hey, you get to sleep at a hotel” 

Post # 13
9087 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would want money over a hotel room.

Would you be content, right now at this point in your life, to accept a hotel room as payment for work?

Post # 14
11434 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t understand the world sometimes. 

I mean, if these were your kids or something, maybe? But you’re asking people to work for two days and drive four hours. It’s not like they can really enjoy the hotel if they actually do the work you want done. 

I don’t see what you think is in this for them.  

Post # 15
7470 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

A hotel room they didn’t want, on a weekend you choose, at a destination you also chose, doesn’t sound like the right compensation to attract people who will actually do a good job. You can get a couple of college kids for $15-25/hour. Try your local culinary school.

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