(Closed) the DJ gets a meal?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think the norm is to provide him a meal. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our reception was around the same time as well and we provided a meal.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Most caterers have a “vendor meal” as an option.  You generall feed those who are there for a while (photogs, DJ).

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Most venders who are at the reception require a vender meal. Talk to your caterer about it, it’s usually about the same price as a kids meal or less.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think you should allow him a plate. I think it’s rude to not offer, and I feel rude eating in front of someone that wasn’t offered.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yes, the DJ is supposed to get fed.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

As Mink said, you may get a vendor meal for less than your $30.00 guest meal.  Ask your caterer.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Provide him with a meal. A full vendor is a happy vendor and a happy vendor works harder.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s usual to feed DJ’s and photographers, however, I’d definitely ask how they handle meal time.  Last summer at my cousin’s wedding the DJ was more interested in eating than doing his job and he was rude to the mother of the groom when she asked him when dancing would start.  I think there has to be a plan for the how and when of feeding them.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree that the caterer should have a vendor meal. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just a sandwich or something to hold them over. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Usually yes, if your having a buffet they join in and help themselves to food alongside the guests as this is during the interlude anyway.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think the option though just lets him know if he needs to eat first

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yep, and so do the photographers

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Of course, feeding your dj/photographer/coordinator is common courtesy.

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