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Vendor Parking

Moana, on May 23, 2019 at 11:16 PM Posted in Planning 0 5
My wedding will be in a downtown setting where of course parking fees apply. Do you typically pay for your vendors parking? My caterer is charging us $80 for for staff to park (servers, chefs, etc.) Is this normal?


Latest activity by Sexypoodle, on May 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM
  • Kim
    Super September 2019
    Kim ·
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    That can be considered a delivery fee? I think this would be the norm, specially knowing that it's hard to find parking in the city.
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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    Hi Moana Smiley smile

    It’s not unheard of but it’s not industry standard.

    You and your FS could try to negotiate it if you have an issue with it, however, if this is just how the caterer does business it might be a required charge.

    Did it mention this charge in your contract with the caterer?

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  • S
    Savvy June 2019
    Sheila ·
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    Yes, this is normal. If the venue is charging them $80 to park, then they will pass that cost onto you. Them having to pay additional fees to perform your event are part of your expense not theirs.
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  • Courtney
    Master December 2019
    Courtney ·
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    I would pay- vendors estimate their own cost of goods- not additional expenses such as parking and tolls.

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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Yes! If there’s a parking fee and you want the vendors to be there, then you’ll need to cover it.
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