(Closed) paying vendors on day of wedding

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you can’t pay them on the day of, mail a check about a week out.

Post # 4
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a lot vendors I need to pay on the day of as well.  As of now, my plan is to have all the checks written and sorted into envelopes, to be given to the wedding coordinator at the reception site the day before (probably at the rehearsal).  As she will be the one at the site when everything is being delivered/set up, it makes the most sense for her to take care of it. 

In regards to your situation, I would ask the stylist if you can pay early.  Take the payment over to her the day before the wedding and then there is no issue of your Mother-In-Law trying to pay the bill as it’s already taken care of.  Not sure if that will work in your particular situation but  it may be worth asking!

Post # 5
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I believe the paying of the vendors & givng the gratuity falls on the Best Man’s task/duty list… either while they’re setting up (given guys don’t take as long to get ready) or after you and the groom leave… pretty much his responsibility and when he is able to that day.

Post # 6
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would pre-pay half to the people you’re not seeing like the hair stylist for your Mother-In-Law.  See if she can bill you for the remainder, or maybe call in with your credit card number if you’re comfortable with that.  I wouldn’t want to pre-pay the full service unless it was a vendor I knew and trusted.

As for the cake/florist/DJ, we did just what you said.  I wrote checks for each and put them in an envelope.  I had the best man hang onto them, and pay vendors as necessary.

ETA – if you have a coordinator, she could probably handle the physical handing over of checks.

Post # 7
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

my firendors are getting paid early so i dont have to worry about them. the venue will be paid off before as well plus they have a card on file in case. the regular vendors are being told the groom will have the envelopes for them.

Post # 8
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Checks will be written out and placed in seperate envelopes. My mom is taking on the responsibility of paying the vendors. The venue will be paid off 2 weeks before the wedding, the florist, caterer, dj, and photographer will be paid the day of.

Post # 9
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We paid our vendors off already. as we got the money we paid them off so we didnt have to stress the day of the wedding…it is such a big weight lifted off my shoulders and i still have 8 months left!

Post # 10
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My really good friend Carrie is taking charge of those details for me.  I will have everything in an envelope for her and also make sure my cheque book is at mom’s, so it’s near the venue, in case we forgot someone.

Post # 11
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Most of our things are due before the actual wedding day.  Tips will be given to our coordinator in envelopes to handle.  

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