Southern Hospitality: Do I Need To Feed My Wedding Vendors?
Updated: May 1, 2022
There is technically no rule written in stone saying you have to feed your vendors.
However, it is proper etiquette to feed all vendors working a minimum of (4) hours, during lunch or dinner, on the wedding day. Vendors like your Photographer, DJ and Wedding Planner are running around from 6-12 hours on your big day to ensure everything is executed flawless, so it is only right and respectable to let them have a brief break to chow down!
We suggest that when you are finalizing your menu with the caterer, you read through your vendor contracts for a ‘meal clause,’ or ask the vendors directly, to find out if they have any meal requirements. Some vendors may require a hot meal while others are happy with a tasty sandwich.
Always remember, your vendors will be more inclined to make your wedding especially spectacular if you treat them well. You don’t have to have a table set up for them, but it’s nice to have a plate of goodies to give them as a sweet gesture. They will love it!
-Pam with Savvy Eventz