I just began planning a wedding and have some questions about vendors and the bridal party!
1) Are we supposed to get full meals and bar access to our vendors? I was under the impression that a full meal would suffice but one vendor told me that they should also get access to bar and that thats what previous clients have given them... I think that's inappropriate to drink on the job, it's just professional conduct in my opinion.
2) Who do we give service charges to? My venue includes it in my bill for the bartenders, servers, etc. However, should I provide tips for the photographers, flower vendor, decor vendor, etc? If so, how much?
3) What is bridesmaid etiquette? I was thinking of getting them a gift as an invitation (embroidered satin bathrobe) and pay for their makeup, hair, manicure and pedicure. I was going to let them buy their dress and shoes as I want to let them have a say for their attire that they could wear again.
I'll definitely have more questions in the future... thanks everyone. Hopefully this will help other brides as well!