(Closed) where does the dj sit and eat at the reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve been to a wedding that the photographer ate at my table however with most (and ours) they have a vendor table for them to eat. Ours is actually right next to the DJ table so he can easily get up and manipulate the equipment if he needs to. The photogs will also eat at that table (though I’m sure they’ll circulate to take pictures of speeches and such).

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our DJ played a playlist during dinner and our venue set up the cocktail hour space for all our vendors to sit and eat.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Is your caterer giving you a free or discount vendor meal? If so, that may make a difference- we had to pay full price for our officiant, since he was sitting at the table, enjoying the cocktail hour, the full courses, etc. Photographer/assistant and DJ were half price, since they were working during that time. Both ate in rooms off the venue space- the photographers would rotate and take turns eating.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i had my photographers at one table and the dj sitting at another table close by his equipment

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The DJ should eat in or near the DJ booth or whatever workspace he has set up. His girlfriend should eat at a guest table, not in the DJ area. The only exception would be if he’s just going to put the ipod onto play a complete set, in which case he could join his girlfriend at the guest table. Many people aren’t comfortable with that arrangement becaus if something goes wrong with the music, he needs to be right there to sort it out, but that is really up to you.

I’d be dead set against having his girlfriend camp out in the DJ area. It looks too casual; she’s either a guest or an assistant DJ, and if she’s a guest then she should be treated and act like any other guest.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We have a vendor table for the photographers and videographers. When we mentioned it to our DJ, he requested he receive his meal at the DJ booth. He said he does not want to be distracted and he will not use the table if we set a seat for him. We’re fine with it….so maybe ask your actual DJ what he wants to do. I’d recommend keeping him by the music.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

We have a vendor table as well.

We’ve made a CD that we want playing during dinner so the DJ won’t be in the booth

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our DJ brought along an extra assistant (as did many of our other vendors) so we were never without a human being behind the DJ station. So with this in mind, he ate in the back with the rest of the service staff. We never even thought of a vendor table and no one (from our coordinator to our caterer) ever suggested one. I think all of our vendors ate in the back. Our photographer (since others mentioned it) also had a second shooter so I’m pretty sure they ate in the back in shifts.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think that the staff eats in the kitchen.

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