Post # 16
Photographer here….. wonderful you want to provide a meal and a small break. I usually take a few power bars with me just incase when I shoot a wedding and a bottle of water. However a meal is always appreciated. I Prefer to sit away from the wedding guest. So I can get a proper break. I think it’s great you are wanting to make sure your photographer is provided for. I have worked weddings where I am not even considered. At one wedding the bride was so demanding and awful, her new Father-In-Law during the time everyone was eating scolded her for not thinking of having a plate set aside for me, came and found me with a plate, water and a packed piece of cake. Saying I had been going 7 hours straight and deserved a meal and a sit down. Insisted I didnt get back up till I had eaten and taken a 10 min breather. The bride was quite embarrassed, however she had been a bridezilla and almost all her family had a moment throughout the day they were disgusted with her behavior and the way she treated the vendors!
Post # 17
Our photographers sat with our guests and actually became BFF’s with one of my friends and her husband haha. It worked out really well — they ended up going through the line with us first so that they would be available to grab pictures as needed. I’m glad we gave them a meal because they told us horror stories of how at other weddings they did, brides and grooms didn’t think to feed them and they didn’t eat until their night was done at 10 pm. They also said that they ALWAYS carry granola bars or some other snack with them now so if that happens they are still able to be professional. We actually fed them lunch too at my parents’ house with the bridal party. They were very thankful!
Post # 18
Our contract stated our photographer needed a hot meal. I made her a place card and sat her at a table (had <25 guests) and she was so touched that she was included. She enjoyed the buffet with our family for a bit and then continued photographing the reception.
Post # 19
We had alot of vendors…like 18 of them. And because they all advertise on the same website, they had at one time or another worked with each other.
That being said, we reserved two tables for our vendors and our photographers and cinematographers got to sit down and have the same meal as the guests.
Post # 20
We had ours at a spot at a table. This way she could keep an eye on what was going on and snap some pictures at the same time.
Post # 21
You should talk with your photographers and find out what they would prefer. For us, after talking with them, they decide to just sit with our guests. 🙂