Post # 1
I emailed my photographer & DJ to see what they wanted for dinner & was shocked to find out that none of them wanted food. The DJ said he usually eats beforehand. The photographers said they don’t eat at weddings. I found this one a little strange because they’re going to start photographing at 2pm and will be with us until 11pm. When will they eat?!? I guess it’s not my problem, but it’s just weird.
Post # 3
That’s odd. All of my vendors have it in their contract that I must feed them (I would anyways). Maybe the photographers bring their own food?
Post # 4
My vendors basically said the same thing. I had food available for them just in case, but I assume they brought on-the-go type food (sandwiches and energy bars and such) that they could eat while working.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
My vendors had meals in their contract. I thought that was standard, interesting!
Post # 6
So strange. That’s a log time w/out food. Maybe like jennicole said, they bring snacks?? My photog had it in his contract that he needed a set amount of time for a meal, whether we fed him or if he got it/brought it on his own.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
My DJ offered to bring a powerbar, but I told him no way. Our venue had vendor meals that were way cheaper (and easier to eat) than the guest food. I would have those on hand just in case they change their minds and feel a rumble 🙂 maybe offer it to them day-of when there’s a little lull in picture taking.
Post # 8
I bet they bring their own food, my photogs said they bring their own. What I’m planning on doing, though, is ordering muffins and bagels for the wedding party to eat while getting ready, and maybe some sandwiches from a take-out place, and making sure the vendors know there’s leftover food available if they get hungry. Gotta keep them happy and not hangry! lol
Post # 9
Perhaps they have difficult dietary restrictions that make eating at a wedding nearly impossible. Like allergies or keeping kosher.
Post # 10
I know my photographer and her husband are vegan. I’m still trying to figure out that situation. They might have dietary restrictions as well
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
@Brideonabudgetlauren: Offering a veggie sandwich/hummus wrap with some chips or hummus and pita chips should do the trick 🙂
Post # 12
Maybe they have allergies and bring their own food so as not the create a problem? 2-11 is a looong time to go without eating. I agree, that does sound weird, but if they both declined your offer of food, it isn’t your problem anymore.
Post # 13
The only vendor that had it in his contract that I had to feed him was the DJ. I never thought to feed the vendors and when I found out I had to, I thought I would bring something for them to eat but the DJ requested to eat the same thng as my guests (which I found off-putting, sorry I did). He also requested that I feed his assistant too. I will offer them just the main course…not apps or dessert though.
I need to talk to the photographer and have a meal for him as well but he has yet to say anything to me about it.
Post # 14
As a photographer – I do know a few of my collegues that sometimes go that long without a meal – personally I’m not too good at that! If they say they’re good then don’t worry about it. Some do bring snacks/sandwiches/power bars..etc…and just eat on the run if anything. I myself appreciate taking the time to eat (although usually quite quickly!), especially since most of my weddings are 8-10 hour days. I know DJ’s don’t always eat just because they tend to be on shorter time frames.
One thing I will say from the photographer’s end – If there is room, include them in sitting with your guests – I myself like to be in constant sight and feel of the vibe that is going on – and in case something does sponraneously begin that I want to photograph. There’s nothing worse than a venue that has vendors eat in an entirely seperate room away from the all the action. I always avoid that if at all possible.
Post # 15
All my vendors accepted the meal offered. It wasn’t in their contacts, but my momma raised me to feed people.
Post # 16
I just talked with my Photog tonight, and asked about meals too. She said not to worry, but I don’t feel right about that, so I said for her to look at the day of schedule and tell the DOC what times will work for them to eat, then we will make it happen. Yes pictures are very important, but I want them to be fully awake and aware, not passing out from hunger and be too distracted to take photos. So I will feed them, whether they like it or not 🙂