Post # 1
I’m flying in my photographer/videographer team from Philadelphia (I’m getting married in British Columbia, Canada) because I LOVE their work and they’re giving me a pretty smokin’ deal.
Obviously I pay for the flight and will feed them at the rehearsal dinner and wedding dinner. Am I expected to pay for other meals? If so, would I just tell them to keep receipts and send me an invoice?
Any other brides having destination weddings or bringing in photographers from afar and know what the protocol is here?
Post # 3
things like expenses should all be part of the contract. photographers usually have a set travel fee, etc to make sure that stuff is covered. I’ve never heard of reimbursing per receipt.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
This should be outlined in your contract. If it doesn’t say you pay for meals– assume the photographer calculated that into the price.
Post # 5
@BirdofaFeather: @juliette.eliza – THANK YOU! I never even thought to check my contract. Good tip. Going to look at it right now!
Post # 6
My cousin is a photographer, and has told me numerous stories of people she’s worked with. Obviously, the ones she enjoyed the most were the clients who paid for everything and were courteous (because some would be so demanding and bridezilla-ish). I think out of kindness it would be good for you to pay for their meals outside of the wedding as well, but if it wasn’t negotiated or within the contract, then it wouldn’t be wrong if you didn’t. Reimbursement sounds like the way to go.
Good luck and congrats on your wedding!