(Closed) Where do the vendors sit at the/your reception?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think you should ask your wedding planner! Our DJ sat at his table and area. I honestly don’t remember him eating at all. The other three didn’t have seats.

Post # 3
698 posts
Busy bee

I don’t think you need to provide seats. They will eat quickly and keep working.

Post # 4
1546 posts
Bumble bee

Ours said they usually eat in a different room but I have been to weddings where they sit with the guests so its probably best to clarify with the vendors themselves. 

Post # 5
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

We’re having a vendors table by the dj set up area

Post # 7
13951 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

None of our vendors ate with our guests.  I brought it up to my photographer and she said she’d be super uncomfortable, and would prefer to eat quickly with the staff then get back to her job. 

Ask them what they prefer!

Post # 8
136 posts
Blushing bee

I had a vendor table in the back for photographers, videographers, planners, etc. When I talked to them, they said it was best to have a sit down meal then get back to work. No invited guests sat with them. I suggest talking to the vendor and see what they prefer as our DJ wanted to stay with his equipment 

Post # 9
1494 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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brideinthesix :  My vendors didn’t eat their meal in the same room with all of our guests, the venue has a separate room for their staff and other vendors to eat.

By The Way I’ve never heard of a singles table but find it kind of rude :/

Post # 10
3324 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m going to put them in one of the back tables. I wouldnt them in another room.

Post # 11
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall

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brideinthesix : I’m a wedding planner and I have both been seated at a table and not had an official seat. When I’ve sat with guests, it’s just normal conversation, I try to blend in as much as possible, aside from the fact I’m the planner. I’ve also been in situations where I’ve had to eat standing up in a kitchen before and those aren’t bad either. However, my favorite is actually being in a seperate room and taking a minute to relax with the other vendors. 


I know you say you want the photogs around for pictures, and the planner around if something goes amiss, or even the DJ; but truth be told, most photographer don’t take photos when people are shoveling food into their mouths, the DJ usually has a dinner playlist, and the planner will eat once everything is served to make sure the service goes smoothly. So I wouldn’t worry about them going into a seperate room.

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