Take Care Of Your Vendors! Here’s How And Why!
One of the biggest things you need for your wedding day is help from vendors.
This comes in the form of both paid and un-paid vendors (thinking of your well-meaning uncle who makes his own bourbon)! The best helpers are the vendors you’ve hired such as a photographer, videographer, wedding planner and DJ or band. To show your gratitude for their work, take care of your wedding vendors! Here’s how!
Most couples are on a wedding budget. You’ll need to factor in extra meals to take care of your vendors.
This is a subject of much debate : do you have to give a meal to your photographers or musicians? Some wedding vendors such as planners and photographers build in a clause in their contracts. Some couples simply offer it as a common courtesy. These vendors are, after all, holding your entire wedding day memories in their hands.
You’ll also want to speak to your caterer and ask if those meals are included in your meal fee or are they extra.
Why is it important to feed your DJ and photographer? It is important to show your gratitude by taking care of your vendors. You also don’t want them tired from lack of food, or miss important events if they’re having to only eat a snack.
Timing is key for giving your vendors time to eat.
For photographers and videographers it’s best to have them eat while you are eating. Then, they won’t miss the cake cutting or first dance. If they come as a pair, even better! You could have them alternate as they take breaks. For the band or DJ it’s best if they eat during cocktail hour. After that, they are ready to go and get everyone up and ready to dance after dinner.
A happy, well taken care of vendor is one who will most likely go the extra mile for you on your wedding day.