In part one of our three part series on R.S.V.P Etiquette, we discussed 10 rules of thumb as a Wedding Guest. Today, we address the “6 Rules of Thumb as the Wedding Professional” – yes, wedding professionals have an obligation to R.S.V.P to their client(s).
As Wedding Professionals, we are so engaged with performing our duties and making sure that our client(s) have a spectacular event, and on the day of the event we unconsciously arrive with our un-invited/plus one or two entourage. We think that everything is okay, not knowing that we did not follow proper protocol and have just caused a slight ripple in the day. Just as our client(s) have to provide to the venue or caterer a headcount on their actual guests, they also have to provide an accurate headcount of the vendors. So, if you did not provide to your client(s) the number of attendees within your crew, then you have just caused an offset in the number of meals that will be provided to the client’s vendor team.
These simple suggestions will be admired by your client(s). You ask which wedding professionals/vendors is this directed towards? Most of the time it relates to vendors that are spending the entire day for the event, 5 or more hours, and will be onsite during the duration of the event – the event planning team, photographers, videographers, deejays, bands, etc.
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