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Chow Down or Showdown: The Ins and Outs of Feeding The Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer - at Your Wedding

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Feeding your wedding photographer

Picture this: your wedding day is in full swing, the music is pumping, the champagne is flowing, and everyone is having a blast – except for one crucial detail. Your wedding photographer and wedding videographer, the unsung heroes behind the scenes, are running on empty, fuelled only by the fumes of caffeine and the click of the shutter. Here we are diving into the delicious world of feeding your people at your wedding and why it's not just a matter of sustenance, but also a recipe for success. After all - they have your imagery collection at your fingertips!


Tip #1 - Hangry Vendors = Wedding Day Grumpies:


Let's start with the basics – feeding your team that's shooting your day, isn't just a courtesy, it's a necessity. These hardworking individuals are on their feet for hours, capturing every moment, ensuring everything runs smoothly, and bringing your wedding vision to life. Without proper nourishment, they're more likely to succumb to the dreaded "hangry" state – a surefire recipe for some low blood sugars! Ultimately - who works their best on a grumbling tummy? Not me!


Tip #2 - Fuelling the Creative Fire:


Ever heard the saying, "You are what you eat"? Well, the same goes for creativity. By providing your vendors with a delicious meal, you're not just filling their bellies – you're fuelling their creative fire. A well-fed wedding photographer is more likely to capture those picture-perfect moments, just like a satisfied DJ will keep the dance floor packed all night long. Think of it as an investment in the success of your wedding – because a happy vendor equals a happy celebration.


"It's difficult to be at your creative best, running on empty. The day goes by so quickly, especially if the schedule is tight." - J.S - a 20 year veteran



Tip #3 - The Etiquette of Feeding Vendors:


When it comes to mealtime, make sure to include your vendors in the headcount and provide them with the same meal options as your guests, or if budget is an issue -something palatable - you can always ask them ahead of time. Be sure to communicate any dietary restrictions or preferences in advance, so they can enjoy their meal without any worries. And don't forget to designate a space that is nearby the action, so that nothing important is missed. Seating your wedding photographer or wedding videographer in a back room - is the potential for missed moments, just like if they were down the street or next door at a sandwich shop - well.........


Yummies in the Tummies!


Remember feeding your imagery team isn't just a matter of politeness – it's a savvy move that can make all the difference on your wedding day. They are people too - and having a great working relationship by showing you care - goes many many miles. It creates great energy by showing that you care about your vendors working with you, and just makes the experience so much more enjoyable.

By keeping their energy levels up, fuelling their creativity, and treating them like the VIPs they are, you're setting the stage for an unforgettable wedding day.


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