(Closed) Planning to send invites to vendors?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Shoot I didn’t even think out this……

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it’s a nice gesture but I’m not doing it. I’m a cheapo and am reluctant to spend the extra $7.00 per invitation Smile

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No. Unless the vendor is a friend, they are not a guest, and thus do not get an invite. They have business contracts with you. However, it is customary to send an invite to the minister. You may want to have one on hand for the photographer to take pictures of but that is the only thing they do with them.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am doing this. It is not only a nice gesture, but it will also remind them to be there. They are also getting save the dates.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

I’d send one to the photographer, maybe with a nice little note, so that s/he has it for photos AND to confirm times, etc.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m not going to mail them an invite, but I am going to send them an email asking for their dinner choice.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Don’t do it. The relationship is professional, not personal. If you confuse the two you may not get the level of service you paid for. For example, a guest can drink and socialize. A vendor should not. But a vendor who is invited as a guest might think it is ok to shirk their duties and have a couple drinks.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Nope, but would be a nice gesture

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If they are remotely professional, they will already have your date written down and will know to not miss it. Mainly because they will be held liable (and can be taken to court and sued, among other things) if they don’t show up. They really should not need an invite to remind them to do their jobs.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

No, but we are thinking of taking them out to dinner after the wedding to thank them 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Its customary to send to the officiant and we’ll also be sending to the photographer but thats mainly for picture purposes.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I am, since we have a whole bunch of extra invites anyways!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I only sent one out to the DJ as he was a family friend and we were inviting his wife as well.

I did ask the photographer how many seats for dinner though since I knew there was going to be an assistant there.

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