(Closed) Vendor Meals

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I asked, and my vendors want to eat in a separate room (except the DJ, who wants to eat at his DJ stand! I would probably do a separate table for them if they are going to be in the room. Otherwise, I’m sure their seats will be empty (like the photog, videog, and DJ) most of the night.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

By the way, I think the officiant is a different story- perhaps that person should sit with other guests. But I wouldn’t really consider them a "vendor."

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Auberge du Soleil

Check with the reception venue to see how they do it. We fed our vendors but I have no idea where they sat. Lucky for us the site coordinator set all of that up.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My DJ ate in his "booth" and ate the "vendor" meal that my venue offered.

My photographer and his assistant sat at a table with my guests per his request, my DOC also sat at this table — both insisted on eating the same meal as my guests, not the "vendor" meal.

My Reverend was a friend of mine, so he also sat at a table. with other guests and ate the regular meal.

I didn’t have any other vendors.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I would definitely ask your vendors what they prefer. I feel like if I were working at an event, I’d like to eat in private… where I could feel free to relax a bit.  I only had 2 vendors (photog, 2nd shooter) so I sat them at a guest table with people that were the same age as them and shared similar interests, but if I had had more, I’d have checked to see if they wanted to eat privately or in the same room as the guests.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I had an extra table set up (without a centerpiece) for my vendors.  We had stations, so the vendors ate the same food as the guests.  I think the band ate by their equipment.  I’m not really sure if our other vendors (two photographers and the videographer) ate at the table set up for them or just ate standing somewhere.  I didn’t really notice, but the table was available if they wanted it.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just ask their preference.  I had 5 and asked them and they wanted to be seated in a different room, so my venue coordinator set that up.  Our 10 piece band is full of people we know, so they got their own table with the rest of the guests.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Just wondering what vendors would need meals?

Photographer

Videographer

DJ/ Band

 

Who else?

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Officiant — sorry how could I forget that one? 🙂

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