Survival kit for vendors

I saw a bride a while back on a website who made a survival kit for her vendors. I wish I could remember her site so I could credit her ;( but anyways, she made little gift bags for her photographer and videographer and put snacks in it like bottled water, energy bars, candy, a little sandwich, etc to keep them energized throughout the day.


I think it's an awesome idea and wanted to share it with you all. After all, a happy fed vendor will be more motivated to take better pictures or video and they will also know that you're thoughtful. I guess it's a like a thank you gift for capturing your day!

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 4:57 am
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doolittlebride
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HOly cow?!  Really?!!!  I mean, I've never ever heard of that and I'm actually just a little bit teary eyed reading that.  There have been brides that said we didn't need to eat or have water even! "Since we are paying them thousands of dollars" - uh, yeah sweetie, we don't get to keep all that in our personal bank account!


You are really amazing for posting this. I'd love to see what you find and I'll spread the word with you!


MWAH!

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 5:00 am
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Yes this idea is definitely on my TO DO list. I've been very lucky to click instantly with all my vendors and they all want to make sure i'm taken care of. My photographer recently emailed me and asked to have dinner to catch up on wedding details! the owner for the entertainment company emailed me and gave me a $200 discount about a week ago, and my videographer is one of mike's friends so he'll definitely be putting in his best effort.


How can anyone go all day working and NOT eat? I get into GREMLIN mode when i'm hungry!


if they are working hard to make my day special, and i'm spending all this time to make our guests feel welcomed, then i'm going to make sure my vendors are taken care of too!

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 5:07 am
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That is awesome! Thanks for sharing this!!! I want to do something like this for my vendors, too. They will be joining us for dinner of course, but I wanted to show them a little extra appreciation and a little goodie bag is a great idea! 


@doolittle -- I can't even IMAGINE treating people that way!!! Can't believe you have to deal w/ that!! Our caterer told me that I wouldn't believe some of the Bridezillas he deals with... :/

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 5:13 am
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Thank you for sharing this!! I'm totally adding this to my to do list! =)

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 6:46 am
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That's a brilliant idea!

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 6:51 am
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I'm doing this, my viedoeteam an d photog are great people and will deserve this!
Posted on February 5, 2011 at 6:59 am
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That is a great idea. Vendors are people too!!!  I will definitelty add it to the list.

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 7:05 am
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What a great idea!

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 7:06 am
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Great idea!


We are already going to feed our vendors (they will eat what our guests eat) but this gives an extra special something to show your appreciation.

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 7:08 am
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Great idea!!!  I remember that thread too though I don't remember who started it.  

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 7:16 am
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That is a great idea!  I was going to give my photog a little gift, but a goodie bag would be good too.

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 7:26 am
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Great idea!  It will make the vendors want to make sure everything is extra nice!

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 12:07 pm
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There have been a couple brides that have done that for my photogs, but I just didn't get around to it!  I also spent over $100 on my BMs survival kits so I was kind of done :)


Here's one:


wedding photographers survival kit


"It included our Photographer Crack: Red Bull, as well as candy, snacks, tums and aspirin for worst case scenarios! I was a little worried when I saw the aspirin about exactly how big of a pain in the butt Bernadette was planning on being that day (he he)…"

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm
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I love this idea! Totally adding it to the list!
Posted on February 5, 2011 at 12:35 pm
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great idea :o) Thanks so much for sharing!


Posted on February 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm

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