(Closed) feeding the people you hire?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: For my wedding I did or I am...

    buying my hires for the days food that is the same food my guests are eating

    buying my hires for the days food but, I got them something other than guests food (if so what)

    not considering myself responsible for their food but, they have a break (at what part of the day?)

    not considering myself responsible for their food and they are not taking a dinner break

  • Post # 32
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    LadyPeacockk:  I can’t stop laughing!  I don’t want face stuffing pictures either. Ahahaa. I’m a little stressed planning my wedding, but reading these funny posts has made me totally relax. 

    Post # 33
    1242 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Most caterers provide discounted vendor meals that you can add to your total bill.

    Post # 34
    6296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    LadyPeacockk:  Definitely feed your vendors, especially if they are with you during meal times. As a photographer I typically start well before lunch time, which means I have to skip lunch and grab a quick snack. By dinner time I’m usually pretty exhausted and hungry. I eat at the start of the dinner when the bride/groom are eating. This is because when they are finished and up greeting people, I too can be finished. Also, dinner is the one portion of the day we don’t photograph. People are very uncomfortable having their photo taken while eating – and they’re unflattering. We’re usually running like crazy the whole day, so dinner is our time to decompress and regroup. Not only are we eating, but it’s also when we get up lights for the reception, change out batteries, etc. 

    Post # 35
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We got the photographers the same sit-down meal as we had.. they just ate at the same time as us, and got up ‘as and when’ to take a few pictures. They were really happy because the food was very nice and they got to sit down and relax for a bit.. because, as other posters have said, nobody wants pictures of them stuffing their faces.

    I think that it’d be quite insulting to offer them a pizza while the rest of the guests are eating something fancy..  I would definitely just add them + DJ etc to the catering list.

    Post # 36
    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I haven’t read the other responses, so I don’t know if anyone else said this, but usually your venue or caterer asks you if you’d like to supply vendor meals (that’s what happened with my wedding). You’re not paying nearly as much per plate as if they were guests. I did this…they are working a long day, I think it’s really the polite thing to feed the vendors who are there the entire day (like the DJ, photogs, videographer). I didn’t notice anyone of them missing from the wedding…if they’re a professional they’ll eat their meal quickly at an appropriate time. 

    Post # 37
    1320 posts
    Bumble bee

    I will include our vendors in the head count for our caterer, so that they can have dinner like everyone else if they want. We will also provide something like sandwiches earlier in the day during setup.

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