Hi all! I have a friend doing my photography for the big day, would you include him/her to the wedding breakfast as he’ll be with us all day or do photographers normally go and get heir own food?! I’m happy to feed him but do I pay for another head or make him a sandwich haha! Many thanks!
My friend is doing our wedding and she’s got a seat at a table and we’ve included her as a guest so she gets a meal. X
Some photographers get fed lol but we prefer to go away for a break, so it's up to you and your friend x
With it been a friend I would include them to the meal 🙂
Our venue sorted out photographer something to eat talk to the venue first as a lot do this
Normally they go away and sort themselves out food but if it’s a friend I would include them in the wedding breakfast.
I paid for all 3 of mine and my videographer to have a meal, it’s my way of giving back. If it was a friend I would deffs seat them and feed them!x
A full time photographer will know as part of their job they feed themselves. However my photographer was a close family friend who has been friends with my parents since around the time I was born, so he and his wife were both invited to the wedding and included in the wedding breakfast. It's all up to you really.
We're paying for a meal but she's requested she doesn't sit with guests (not only does she find it a bit awkward but she uses the time to sort her equipment in the break)
Down to the photographer and their choice. I offered mine a space on a table but he said they (we have two) will use that time as a break and to sort any equipment out. Suppose it's down to your choice too, if you'd like to include them or want them to feed themselves; this may be down to your budget too.
We paid for our photographer to have a meal with us all as he was also our dj for the evening and a friend of mine x
I assume that they’d be at the wedding either way? If so then I would provide a meal if not then I’d ask them what they prefer x
I asked my photographer to enjoy a meal with our guests: but he declined as he said he would be busy taking photos etc ccccy
We're including ours in the wedding breakfast
A lot of photographer put it in their contract that you are to provide food. Ours ended up going home as he lived close and we only had a small wedding but he was just going to eat in the pub and put it on our room for when we checked out but a lot of them expect food to be provided if they are there allday x
Please do think about having your friend doing your photography though it's all you have of the day afterwards.. if you're happy with how they edit their photos and things then great..photographers can be very different and if you want good photos it often means paying for a good photographer, it's not just about their photos either it's directly and controlling people beautiful photos don't just happen people need direction :)
Ask your photographer. None of us can answer for him.
Daughters photographer was a friend, but not a close friend. She asked photographer & her husband if they like to be sat down with the rest of the guests. They said no but food was provided. They were with us from 9am till first dance at night.
Offer them a decent meal, then it’s up to them whether to have it or they can say if they’d just prefer something light like sandwiches. Likelihood is they won’t want to sit with your guests so that they can have a bit of down-time, empty memory cards onto a laptop and charge camera batteries. But the length of time they’re with you I would definitely recommend offering them a proper meal.
Also, would your friend be there even if they weren’t your photographer? If so you’d be paying for them to have the wedding breakfast anyway.
They usually prefer to have a meal separate so they can have a break/sort equipment.
Most photographers get fed at the wedding xxx give them the option xxx hot meal. It is after all a very long day xxx
My caterers offered the same wedding meal for half the cost for anyone working at the wedding, singer, photographer, videographer. So it might be worth speaking to your caterer about.
I fed ours as if he was a guest he did an amazing job and deserved a proper meal
I fed our photographer and singer the same meal we had. Sometimes people just give a main rather than all courses.
Plus if he/she’s a friend
I was photographer to a friends wedding and they included me as a guest. However their other main photographer who was hired was not.
Normally they expect to be fed even if you sort them out a cold lunch like a sandwich. They normally sit in another room for their meal so they can have a break.
We are getting married in a hotel, instead of paying for an extra head we are going to give him some money to go up to the bar and get something himself.
We paid for a photographer but still provided him a meal with the rest of the guests, little things make all the difference, he worked hard all day making sure we had great photos of our wedding and as we didn't really want photos of people eating it was an easy choice to offer him a meal.