Vendor Meals: Nice to Have or a Must Have?
Should you purchase a vendor meal for your vendors? Well, maybe. Some people say ‘no’ because you are paying the vendors and they should bring their own meal.* Others say ‘yes’ because it seems awkward to feed a room full of guests and not provide a meal for the workers.
Like us, most caterers will offer meals for the vendors at a lower rate. The meal is generally a one-plate scaled down version or your full menu.
At the end of the day, we think it all comes down to the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. In the grand scheme of your wedding costs, meals for your vendors probably will not break your budget and it is good to be nice to the people that are working so hard to make your wedding memorable.
*All that being said, read your contracts with your vendors. Some vendors require a vendor meal.
This is our opinion. What is yours?