So I super duper had my heart set on a photographer. She was just wonderful, did our engagement photos and my FH and I fell in love with her. But her wedding packages were just out of budget, and there's nothing that could be done about that. (We splurged on the venue/catering... and I personally splurged on my dress.) Regardless of my wedding taking place on a Monday, and only being 3 hours long, it was still coming in over $2K, so I just had to turn her down.
Well thankfully, I had a super awesome option to fall back on a second photographer that my MoH used for her wedding 3 years ago. Her prices have risen none at all since then, and she agreed to our IDEAL price! I'm looking forward to putting the deposit down with her a few weeks from now, once we are super sure we're hiring her and are ready to spend the money. Well, she had one weird request. (Weird to me that is, maybe it's normal.) But she asked for us to feed herself and her assistant that is coming with... Is this normal protocol? And if so, does someone really pay their caterer for an additional plate? (In my case, it's over $160 per person for food...) or is there another way to compensate them a meal?
This is just so weird, I feel like. It's one thing to pack a lunch and take a food break, but it's another to require that we provide a meal. Maybe I'm just over thinking it, I panicked when I thought about the $$$ - And how overdone it would be to include her in a full night's worth of catering, when I assume she'll only take like a 30 minute meal break.
Anyways, what are y'alls thoughts?