Post # 1
I was just thinking about my vendors and noticed that I’ve booked mostly women. I don’t think I did it intentionally but was wondering if anyone noticed they had a gender preference when it came to booking vendors. So. ..mostly menfolk or womenfolk? What say you?
Post # 3
We’re a pretty even mix! We have a husband-and-wife photography team. The florist is a woman, the catering manager a man, the minister a man (though we’d like my mother to be the one that gives the homily, making her an equally important part of the service).
Post # 4
Good point about an even mix. I’ll add that to the poll.
Post # 5
We were a pretty even mix, too
Post # 6
Hmm, we booked mostly group run businesses (catering, venue, invitations, attire, etc). Our individuals would be even though. Male DJ, female photog, male officiant, female church coordinator.
Post # 7
Ours were pretty even, but they did seem to fulfill spots “traditionally” according to their gender: female florist, male DJ (I don’t think I’ve ever met a female DJ??), etc.
Post # 9
Mine were mostly men: photographer, DJ, cake person, The florist was female though.
Post # 10
The only reason I even noticed was when we booked the DJ (guy) and then made florist appoitments with all women. My catering director and venue manager are both women. The only other guy is the husband in the husband and wife photog team. The videographers are both women.
Post # 11
We’re pretty even:
The head of our catering company (does the management-type stuff) is male, but his wife is the one who oversees the cooking of the food.
Our wedding photographer is male, but the one we did our e-pics with is female.
Our florist, or at least the person from the flower shop that we’ll be consulting with, is male. He’s a family friend who’s been a floral designer for 30 years.
Our cake, if we have one, will be made by a female family friend.
Haven’t booked a DJ (not even sure we’re getting one), but I’m assuming the DJ would be male. But my oldest brother’s girlfriend is a professional musician and is going to play/sing for the ceremony and some of the cocktail hour.
Post # 12
@windmills: That’s pretty funny how your vendors end up balancing each other.
Post # 13
I think we were about even
Photos – couple
Cake – female
DJ – male
Officiant – male
Hair stylist – female
Florist – Me! (female)