Edith Bourne
Edith Bourne 8 Aug 2018

We have a singer/guitarist playing at our wedding. He will be playing...

We have a singer/guitarist playing at our wedding. He will be playing during our arrival drinks reception and then again in the evening after the meal. We have arranged for him to have a main course meal, but don't know where we should seat him during the meal. All our guests will be having a 3 course meal, but we've only ordered him a main course to save costs. Would it be too awkward to sit him with the other guests or should he find a separate area at the venue? Should we just sort him out with a starter and a main too?! Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Aug 2018

At our venue there was a small snug area with a separate bar, where the musicians, photographer and videographers had their food and a break. Meant they got a bit of peace and quiet and the photographer could back up photos etc. Perhaps your venue might have a similar place?

Sarah Pollard
Sarah Pollard 9 Aug 2018

We had 2 photographers who we brought sandwiches for ,
As we were on a budget sadly so I think you are amazing buying yours a main meal ,
We had them sat in a separate room in the village hall as they were quite glad of a break to cool down as a boiling hot day !

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Aug 2018

Normally they would sit in a separate quiet place away from guests. The venue should be able to help sort this.
A main meal is sufficient in my opinion

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Aug 2018

We are putting some money behind the bar for our photographer. She can sit in the bar and pick anything off the bar menu. Could u do something similar?

Alice Hearn
Alice Hearn 9 Aug 2018

We have arranged food for our photographers and videographers. They will be sat elsewhere as will be doing things like backing photos up etc and actually relaxing and having a break instead of sitting in on a formal sit down meal. Probably best to speak with them. Personally if I was the singer I wouldn't want to eat with the wedding guests.

Anita O'Sullivan
Anita O'Sullivan 9 Aug 2018

Our photographers had bar meals and a drink that we paid for in advance xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Aug 2018

our photographer and partner were both seated at our wedding and given full menu it was actually nice to see them be part of our wedding and enjoy one of the main parts with us x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Aug 2018

Speaking as a musician who regularly plays weddings, something other than sandwiches and chips is a dream! The better kept and more appreciated they feel, I can guarantee the more they'll love it and better they'll perform too! Now I'm not saying performance depends on what we're fed, but there's nothing worse than feeling under-appreciated at a gig (trust me, I've been there). The small things (like a pudding) do go a long way.

But definitely speak with him in terms of seating arrangements as he may prefer to have the space away from guests.

Becky Mitchinson
Becky Mitchinson 9 Aug 2018

I actually have thought about this I have photographer and videographer to think about I will probably order just a main and sit them off to the side x

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 9 Aug 2018

We had both the band (who were friends) and the photographer sitting together in the wedding venue along with our guests.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 12 Aug 2018

We've arranged for our photographer, make-up artist and hairdresser to have a meal and drink in the bar when they're ready to ... all are really touched by this gesture ... whatever they choose will be charged back to us upon check-out

Edith Bourne
Edith Bourne 14 Aug 2018

Thanks everyone for your help. After speaking to our singer and asking what he'd like to do we've decided to sit him with the rest of the guests.


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