DO WE NEED TO FEED OUR VENDORS?
We get asked this question all the time. I am going to answer what I think I get asked most frequently. Do we need to feed our wedding vendors? Our answer is yes, for several reasons. The most popular question is who gets a meal? You would normally feed the DJ, the photographer/videographer, the wedding planner and any other vendor that has been at your wedding for more than 5 hours.
Most vendors such your wedding planner, the DJ, Photographer/ DJ are on there feet for over 6 to 7 hours working hard to ensure your wedding is perfect. That is a long day! Working on an empty stomach is not a good thing. If you decide not feed them, they might want to leave for a few minutes or more (depending on the location of the nearest food outlet) to get food. Do you want them leaving your wedding even for a few hours? Most of you might say yes, but what if you need your DJ to turn the music down, because someone has suddenly decided to do an unexpected quick speech? You can not technically touch the equipment for insurance purposes. Or what if something is wrong with the food that was brought out? Not hot enough? Or worse, the wrong item? A wedding planner will be quick to catch this and deal with the kitchen. Or you need the wedding photographer to capture that emotional shot?
How much does a vendor meal cost? The meal should typically cost less than your main meal. Some venues might be able to give you vendors meal at a cheaper price. Each venue is different, find out from yours.
Some vendors require you provide a meal and it is indicated on the contract. Note: When giving your final numbers to the venue, ensure you have included any vendors you are providing food for in with those numbers.
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