Sharing a Meal in Gratitude

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A meal is a big part of most wedding receptions.  After the couple has said “I do” and is ready to party, they need some sustenance to keep them going. However, the vendors that are on-site working the wedding all day long also need to be fed. Wedding vendor meals are an important part of any wedding’s catering order, but there are often a lot of questions surrounding those meals and expected etiquette.

Wedding vendors who are on-site for the majority of the wedding day should be fed and shouldn’t have to provide their own food. Most vendors will have a clause in their contract that stipulates they require a meal which helps take the guesswork out of who to feed.

Vendors who are only at the wedding for a couple of hours such as an officiant, makeup artist, hair stylist or send off driver won’t need meals. However, many other key people will. From the wedding planning team who’s present for the entirety of the wedding day from setup through breakdown to the photographer, DJ/band, videographer and bartenders will require a meal.

A nice vendor meal is a great way to show appreciation.


The DuGaren Team

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