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    • Amy_Bee
      CommentAuthorAmy_Bee
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jan 21st 2011
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    Hi all,

    Just a quick question (might also be a stupid one) but when you hire your photographers, if they are going to be there all day up until the first dance, do you count them in your wedding breakfast? As I assume they would also like food lol. We're having two photographers so it's two extra people to factor in, but they guys need to eat!

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    • lovelylainee
      CommentAuthorlovelylainee
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    No hun you just count the number of guests xxx

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    • Maggielou
      CommentAuthorMaggielou
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    Ours sheepishly mentioned it in our meeting as part of his contract requirements.

    Fortunately we've got a cheap deal, but I don't envy those ppl paying £50pp! It's quite common place. Check with the venue if they can offer an alternative 1 course meal - but check that your photographer is ok for that. remember seeing a quote from a quartet before saying their meal has to be of the standard of the wedding banquet and not a substandard meal!




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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
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    I havent even thought of this lol but SOME photographers will want feeding BUT dont worry it wont be the whole 3 course meal everyone else is having. Most would perfer something small like a quick snack or a sandwich and they would proberly eat in the bar away from your guests.
    Ours is bringing his own sandwishs i think or so h2b says hehehe

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    • boo
      CommentAuthorboo
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    When I was looking at 1 agencies site for bands there was a part about feeding them an adequate meal. They didn't have to be part of the guests and on the table plan or anything, just provide them with a adequate meal. I personally feel its cheeky of them to expect the wedding banquet meal

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    • lemlau
      CommentAuthorlemlau
      Posted: Jan 21st 2011
     
    Well ours wasn't in the contract but was asked on the booking form. But as we are havibg our reception in a hotel we have said to them both and our videographer to order from the bar and we will pick the bill up the next day. Talk to your venue they will of prob had this before . I don't want to include them in our numbers at £65 pp!! Lol

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    • NHR115
      CommentAuthorNHR115
      Posted: Jan 21st 2011
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    Ours is a friend so we're going to offer him anything from the menu in the other restaurant, that way he can eat what he wants and I'll just pick up the bill. I know he won't take the Michael either. xxx




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    • lovelylainee
      CommentAuthorlovelylainee
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    I will look into mine but I know my videographer is feeding himself from the restaurant out of the way of the guests sitting in the terrace room where we will be and just coming in when we cut the cake and do the speeches. Got my meeting with the photographer on 31st Jan so can check to see what he says in his contract then. Definitely didn't budget for two extra heads at £61.95!!!!

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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
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    lol i have ALOT of photographers on my fb profile so ive just asked this as my status................lets see what the professionals say

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    • Maggielou
      CommentAuthorMaggielou
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    mine wants to eat away from everyone so he can start working on his laptop to show the guests the photos we had outside the castle that they wouldn't have seen.




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    • XLittleMissMe!X
      CommentAuthorXLittleMissMe!X
      Posted: Jan 21st 2011
     
    Ours also has it in the contract that we feed them but it doesn't have to be the wedding breakfast meal. It can be a buffet or bar meal so don't think you have to pay loads out for that.




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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
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    lol so far only us lot have replied lol well that was pointless lol

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    • XLittleMissMe!X
      CommentAuthorXLittleMissMe!X
      Posted: Jan 21st 2011
     
    At least they know they don't have to fork out £60 + a meal each for them.




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    • Unknown
      CommentAuthorUnknown
      Posted: Jan 21st 2011
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    in our contract it says we have to give him a hot meal, if we dont he will go off somewhere to get hot food.
    i am going to speak to the hotel and see if they can do him something differnet. they prob will as my cousin is the hotel manager which is why we are getting a good deal xx




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    • Amy_Bee
      CommentAuthorAmy_Bee
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    Thanks everyone, I'll speak to the venue and see what they can do about a bar meal for the photographers then. Was a tad worried that I was gonna have to shell out another £60 each for them, which would make them rather pricey to hire lol!

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    • Winterrose
      CommentAuthorWinterrose
      Posted: Jan 21st 2011
     
    At our venue they offered cheaper options for "suppliers". Either sandwiches or a cheaper hot meal but because my photographer was my cousin it wasn't an issue. But I guess the same is if you hire a toastmaster or anyone that is going to be with you for the entire day... I'm sure your venue is used to it so hopefully they will have an alternative solution. Good luck xx
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    • 'ca'ca'ca
      CommentAuthor'ca'ca'ca
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    Perosonally, I'd send em to the local chippie, with a fiver in their back pockets; you dont exactly feed the plumber hwhen hes in your home all day do you? My photographer can go down the chippie, or not eat, as far as im concerend. Hes at work, so he can deal with his working environment, and im certianly not paying £Ridiculous for him to eat WeddingBreakfast xxx
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    • Mrs Q - Weegie
      CommentAuthorMrs Q - Weegie
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    my photographer is part of my daay guest anyhom as he my bridesmaids partner.... problem solved.. lol failing that i woulda sent them 2 the chippy 2 lol

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    • Madam Butterfly
      CommentAuthorMadam Butterfly
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    Hadn't thought of this..but can't they just brig a packed lunch haha! I suppose it depends on the individual.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
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    my photographers is one of our guests so we will be feeding them

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    • 'ca'ca'ca
      CommentAuthor'ca'ca'ca
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    im sorry, but who else would turn up at work, and ask for them to pay for your lunch, when its a really big important and expensicve day for them? If YOU wouldnt ask for lunch, then YOU shouldnt have to provide lunch, surely?! <3 x
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    • Amy_Bee
      CommentAuthorAmy_Bee
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    Well after speaking to our photographers they've said they will require feeding on the day but didn't specify what exactly their requirements were, so I think I'll arrange with my venue a nice bar meal (but not a £60 a head meal!) for the two of them, hopefully the venue will be ok about accomodating this. To be honest before all this I would've thought that they'd provide their own lunch, good job I checked!

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    • 'ca'ca'ca
      CommentAuthor'ca'ca'ca
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    i still vote chippie, personally :L <3 x
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    • sbride
      CommentAuthorsbride
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    As i am just having a bbq I will just tell him to help himself. Doesnt really bother me whether he eats or not, as long as my pics are nice, lol

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    • pixie.bunny
      CommentAuthorpixie.bunny
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    My photographer is a friend of mine and so shall be included in my budget however if we went a different way I wouldn't pay
    what the guests are having for them as you are paying them to do a job... like a bar meal or something should do... quite a few I met with did say that their price for their photography packages included food as they would be around all day. Xx
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    • janetx71
      CommentAuthorjanetx71
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    im stunned i cant believe the ones that expect an entire wedding meal im leaving out really good friends to keep cost down so no way im paying for them at the end of the day its there job i dont know many people who get a three or four course high priced meal for their lunch at work we all have to sort ourselves out so why should they be any different ohhhh its a cheek it drives me nuts and when you look at what they are charging its a cheek sorry my pet rant at the moment lol xx
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    • Tinsel
      CommentAuthorTinsel
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    We are giving ours a hot meal (will be the same main and dessert as our guests) but the venue charges us a reduced price for it and he'll eat in the bar away from the guests - he'll want a break too and I don't want any pics of me stuffing my face!

    I think it they are there more than 6 hours, it's only fair.

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    • 'ca'ca'ca
      CommentAuthor'ca'ca'ca
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    tinsel; it may be fair to feed them but when youre paying £65pp its a bit much to ask that 2-4 photographers get to join in in that. If mine want feeding, i'll certianly be sending them to the local chip&chicken shop :L <3 x
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    • louise
      CommentAuthorlouise
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    good god!!! I never thought if this!!! Theres to much to think about aaarrrggghh!!! lol xx

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    • Tinsel
      CommentAuthorTinsel
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    'ca'ca'ca - you don't pay whatever the price per head is for them, your venue will either offer bar food (as the others have said) or a reduced cost for the same meal. But to be honest I love my photographer so much I'd pay the full price for his meal! Keep 'em sweet and all that; a hungry photographer could make for some poor photos... :o)

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    • tilomilo
      CommentAuthortilomilo
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    i'm inviting my photographer to the reception as a guest .. hadnt rally thought about what he would eat in the day .. whoops lol

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    • McDonnell Images
      CommentAuthorMcDonnell Images
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    Speaking as a photographer I would say it is always nice when offered a place, but its never expected.
    Often there are spare places where someone didn't turn up so the photographer gets offered a seat instead.
    Mostly though, we tend to grab a sandwich at the bar while the wedding guests are eating. Often, with a sly smile and the odd wink, we can get the catering staff to knock us up a plate of chips or something!!
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    • Kaya
      CommentAuthorKaya
      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
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    Our photographer has a hot meal in his contract. Which I think is fair enough, as someone else said, you don't want a hungry photographer!

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    • Unknown
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      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
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    thats the same as ours kaya




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    • rebeccalou21
      CommentAuthorrebeccalou21
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    We also have two photographers and they have asked to be fed, but they have reassured us they don't want to be part of the party and only want a small meal to keep them going which is fair enough since they will be with us for about 8/9 hours. I know a lady that had to put her photographer in the seating plan and feed him the full wedding breakfast which is just slightly taking the p.
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    • lovelylainee
      CommentAuthorlovelylainee
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    i have to feed mine - good job my venue cater for that or i wouldn't know what to do! x

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    • Jane
      CommentAuthorJane
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    Going to check with my venue, to be honest I dont want our 2 photographers sitting with us for a meal, we only have about 35 people for the wedding breakfast and it would feel odd! So hoping the venue will arrange a plate of sandwiches or let them have a little something from our buffet, not paying £40 for them to be included in the numbers!!!

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    • Chris Giles Photogra
      CommentAuthorChris Giles Photogra
      Posted: Feb 17th 2011
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    We never expect anything, but appreciate the subject being covered in advance.

    On the way to the wedding breakfast I grabbed something at the drive through...only to be given an unexpected hog roast on arrival.

    I needed rolling out of my chair.

    Depending on location some couples offer a bar meal away from the guests, I've also been sat with the guests close to the top table, camera in hand.
    Sometimes the venue itself lays something on for those working that day. It's always a good question to ask your tog, they won't usually mention it although I have heard of some saying they expect to be fed which I think is cheeky.
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    • Charlie
      CommentAuthorCharlie
      Got married 6 years ago
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    Mostt of them will feed themself when your sat eatting :) soo wud check with them but most will say they feed them self b y buyin food or bringin food:)
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    • sam73
      CommentAuthorsam73
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    I havent even thought of this! i better try and find out from my photographer what he expects!
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    • Unknown
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      Posted: Feb 17th 2011
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    i spoke to my venue yesterday about it. they are going to give him a bar meal but we are going to let him choose it. the most expensive thing is steak which is £13 so not the end of the world




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    • suzky123
      CommentAuthorsuzky123
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    you ask the venue to accomodate them. They will give them a light lunch or some sandwiches.

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    • McDonnell Images
      CommentAuthorMcDonnell Images
      Posted: Feb 17th 2011
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    I must be doing something wrong!! It seems that most photographers expect to be fed. I am too busy working, and when the clinets are sitting down to their meal I am refreshing batteries, checking cards, resetting equipment and getting ready for round two!
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    • Alex Kilbee
      CommentAuthorAlex Kilbee
      Posted: Feb 25th 2011
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    ^^^
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    I've had B&G's offer me food, but I prefer that down time when the guest eat. Gives me a chance to chill, and you can't chill at a table with guests who are in effect, an extension of your client.

    Mostly I go and have a sandwich in the car, rest my poor feet for a bit and replace a few batteries.

    I certainly don't expect to be fed and if I was offered something I'd politely decline, though I appreciate the gesture.
    If a tog you're looking at insists on being fed outright, how inflexible is he going to be in other areas is what I'd think to myself.
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    • mcquire81
      CommentAuthormcquire81
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 25th 2011
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    Wow, i knew some photographers wanted feeding but hadnt thought as to wether it would be part of the wedding breakfast or a separate meal from the hotel. Something else for me to put on my checklist!!
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    • Alex Kilbee
      CommentAuthorAlex Kilbee
      Posted: Feb 26th 2011
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    Just tell them where they are going to eat - end of.
    It's not up to them to decide, it's up to you to offer - after all they work for you!

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    • NealMorgan
      CommentAuthorNealMorgan
      Posted: Mar 14th 2011
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    The feeding of the photographer should be a subject for your meeting with them. My take is we are staff, are the catering staff sitting down as well?

    As a wedding photographer I really don't expect to be fed, In fact whilst the wedding party eat I like to get away, loosen my tie, put my cameras and bag down, drink copious amounts of water and enjoy my bacon sandwich in the piece and quiet of the car park. Naturally I pop back every so often to catch a shot between courses.
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    • mummy2Olivia_Lisa
      CommentAuthormummy2Olivia_Lisa
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    lmao thats so funny.....feeding them im a mobile can u imagine if i said to my clients il be there at 9am n in between ur eyebrows n leg wax but before ur infills id like to be fed please.....lmao jokes.

    sayin that our photographer made a joke about as long as im fed and watered....am now wondering if this was his polite way of saying....feed me! lol x x x

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    • mummy2Olivia_Lisa
      CommentAuthormummy2Olivia_Lisa
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    haha that was mobile beautician....lol im not a mobile haha hi my names nokia lmao sowwie x x x

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