Q: “I don’t know any of my wedding professionals personally and I’m already paying them to be there, so is providing a meal for them during my reception dinner really necessary?”
A: Sometimes the wedding coverage that we provide begins around lunchtime, so we end up skipping lunch altogether and munching on snacks or energy bars throughout the afternoon instead. After being on my feet for six hours or longer I hate to imagine skipping dinner, too! A meal during your reception is not only appreciated, but also imperative if you want us to continue producing quality work well into the evening. If your venue is handling the catering, oftentimes vendor meals are also included in the venue fee so it’s not something separate that you need to worry about.