(Closed) Vendor seating

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Where should vendors eat?
    Add an extra table in hopes they will realize it's ok to eat there. : (6 votes)
    67 %
    Let the vendor decide where they want to eat. : (3 votes)
    33 %
    Other (please describe below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @Snapdragon2804:  If you’re assigning tables for all of your guests, and your venue does not have a designated area for vendors to eat, then you need to assign your vendors to a specific table or tables also.  If you allow them to choose a seat wherever they want, they could be taking the seat of someone else who is assigned to that table.

    I recently attended a wedding where my Darling Husband, who was the pastor/officiant, and I sat at a table with the photographer and two other couples.  We very much enjoyed talking with the photographer as well as the others at our table.

    Post # 4
    Member
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    If I read this right…

    You ARE HAVING assigned seating for your Guests… Table Nos. (in the least)… if not all the way to place-cards

    Organize a Vendors Table… decorate it the same etc.  Just make it the designated spot for your Vendors.  Don’t need place-cards for them… just inform them that it is “Table 11″… “Table XYZ” or “The Vendors Table”… whichever way of naming tables works for you.

    The table can be the same size as your other tables… or not (not sure how many Vendors you’ll need to feed)

    My first Wedding (circa 1980), I seem to recall we had… 2 Photographers, and a DJ, and set them up at a “4-Top Table”

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    And to follow up on the post by Brielle: 

    And as I am an Etiquette Snob…

    It is ALWAYS proper Etiquette for a Wedding to Invite the Officiant & a Guest when it comes to a “family style” Wedding (ie not an Elopement).

    (Cannot believe how many Brides don’t know this / do this)

    AND the Officiant & their Guest are honoured attendees… and should be seated in a place of importance (lol, not at the Vendors’ Table)… preferably with family !!

    If one is using a Head Table or Sweet Heart Table… the Officiant is usually seated with the Bride’s Parents (preference)… or the Groom’s Parents

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @Snapdragon2804:  No, you do not need escort cards for your vendors (though you should have one for your officiant and his or her spouse/guest). Just let them know at which table they are to sit. I think @This Time Round: provided excellent guidance. 🙂

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