Dedicated June 2019

Seat for photographer?

Mariah, on June 17, 2018 at 8:29 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 12
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Just wondering how the photographer eats during the reception. Looking back on all the weddings I've been to I can't remember. lol. I don't think they were ever seated at tables with guests. I'm just having a buffet, but where can they sit to eat? Will they be offended if I don't have a seat for them at a table?


  • N
    Dedicated August 2018
    Nicole ·
    I’ve never seen the photographer seated at a table before. We are providing seats for our photographers because we are having friends do it.
  • M
    Dedicated June 2019
    Mariah ·
    Great, so where do regular photographers sit to eat?

  • Going to the chapel
    Master July 2017
    Going to the chapel ·

    The venue might have a room for vendors to eat. Check with them. If not, seat the photographer at a table.

  • #WhenYouWishUponAWelch
    Devoted July 2019
    #WhenYouWishUponAWelch ·
    My venue gives all vendors a vendor meal(included in my price) and they badically sit in the kitchen to eat
  • c
    Super May 2019
    c ·
    Our venue says they basically stand and eat, lol. Sucks but if they sit the price goes from $20 for a meal to $130 (our cost per head).
  • M
    Dedicated June 2019
    Mariah ·
    Okay, I guess I'll just ask the venue if there is a spot for them to sit. The reception is in a barn, so there's not like a convenient little kitchen chair tucked away somewhere. Our catering is actually included in our venue price so there's no cost per head, just a flat fee for the buffet.

  • Hannah
    Devoted July 2019
    Hannah ·
    We will be having a few vendors so we're just going to make a table for them behind all of our guests in the back.
  • Mrs.Married
    Devoted September 2017
    Mrs.Married ·
    Most weddings I’ve been to, the photographer sits at a table, usually with other vendors. If they are in another room to eat, they might miss something. In the case where the price goes up so significantly, I certainly would make sure they have a place to sit somewhere, even if it’s in the back. Manking them stand after having worked all day is just rude.
  • M
    Dedicated June 2019
    Mariah ·
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    I agree, it's rude. I won't have any other vendors there as almost everything (except photography) is included with my venue. It's in a barn so there is no "back room" or anything. The price of food will not increase, I have a flat fee for the buffet.
  • Ginsteeca
    Expert June 2019
    Ginsteeca ·

    Talk with your vendors about it. Our photographer has specifically said not to worry about where to seat her, she usually eats quickly in the back. I'm preparing a vendor table in the back just in case for everyone though.

  • M
    Dedicated June 2019
    Mariah ·
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    Good idea! Like I said, I don't have any other vendors at the reception. Maybe I could get a small round table or card table and put a table cloth over it for the photographer(s) and just have it off in the back or corner somewhere. I think having somewhere to sit is a nice guester, even if it's just for a few minutes here and there.
  • FutureMrsD
    Rockstar July 2019
    FutureMrsD ·

    I would talk to your caterer. Our caterer sets up a room in the back by the kitchen with 5 seats for our vendors with the food already set out so they can eat quickly and get back to the wedding.

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