Do you include your vendors in your head count for food? I ask because in my first wedding, I did not. And then my hired professional photographer got in line for the buffet and sat down with their assistant and ate. Should I be including my DJ, and some of the “hired help” in meal counts?
I can answer this as a former wedding photographer: Please, yes, include your vendors in the food-havings, if possible. I always packed a few snacks just in case my energy started fading, but a couple of granola bars can't beat a full meal after hours and hours of hard work, with more hours to go!
A lot of the times the venues actually had vendor meals — a much MUCH lesser version of the food everyone else was eating. But nothing makes your vendors feel like they're part of the event, and therefore want to go that extra mile for you, than when you keep their tummies happy.
That being said, what are all y'all planning (or did you plan) as far as feeding wedding vendors?