Post # 1
We’re planning to get married in Hawaii in September. It will just be the two of us on the beach followed by a nice dinner at one of the resort’s beachside restaurants. They’ll be setting up a table in a private area a little bit away from the main restaurant. I’m planning to ask the photographer to shoot part of the dinner, mainly the cake cutting and some table shots. But what do we do about the photographer’s dinner? If we were doing a large reception, we’d naturally have him included in one of the tables. But what are the expectations when we have a private table for 2?
Post # 3
His contract should specify whether you’re feeding him or not. If you are, the venue usually has a low-cost “vendor meal” that they’ll serve him separately.
Post # 4
I would see if he wants to eat or not. If he’s not there for that long of a time and since it’s such a private moment/wedding, he may not want a full meal. However, if he does, then it’s polite to offer him a hot meal. In other words, it’s the vendor version of what you are eating at a significantly reduced cost. You don’t need to get him his own table; I think he may be able to eat at the back (so you guys get some privacy) or anywhere else that’s not within view.