Should We Feed the Photographer, Videographer and Wedding Planner?

Feeding wedding vendors etiquette

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You already know how much to tip your vendors —but should you also feed them the day-of? Our wedding experts are here to answer your etiquette questions in our daily post.

Do we have to feed the photographer, videographer, and wedding planner?

Working efficiently and pleasantly on an empty stomach is hard, so it's a good idea to make sure that anyone spending a chunk of time at your reception—DJ to valets—has food for fuel. "There's no need to serve them the same plated dinners as guests," says Laurel Szeto, a wedding coordinator and owner of Laurel and Party in Santa Monica, California. "Arrange for your caterer to provide less expensive meals, such as pasta or sandwiches. Just make it something quick and easy so the caterer's focus stays where it belongs—on your party."

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