There are only 24 hours in a day – everyday and on a wedding day. But realistically, with 8 hours of sleep, that leaves only 16 hours to get everything done. After a relaxing 2 hour morning routine and 2 hour night routine, you’ve got just 12 hours to actually plan things – plan everything! By planning ahead it is possible to get everything done and to still enjoy the day – and that’s what wedding vendors are here to help you with! One of those details is the timing of food at the reception. You’ll want to make sure make sure that your photographers and cinematographers are on the same schedule as the bride and groom.
Cameras run on batteries, but people run on food. Be sure your photographer and cinematographer eat at the same time as the bride and groom so everyone stays on the same schedule. Eating is important and they won’t want to miss a beat of every event you’re involved in, whether that’s your First Dance, cutting the cake, or special moments of greeting friends and family. We suggest that they be served directly after the bride and groom so they are ready to go when you are. Have your coordinator schedule for the camera crews to served after the bride and groom even if you have a buffet line (see Tip 027 “Couple First”). You won’t want them fainting from lack of food and dying of thirst because that will inhibit their creativity and energy. Allow a good 15-30 minutes of downtime for them and for you so that everyone is fresh – including you – for the remainder of the evening.
Eric and Jennifer had a lovely wedding reception where everyone was well fed, including the photographers and cinematographers. Watch their highlight video below to see how their evening was beautifully captured on film because everyone was on the same schedule.
Starring Actor: Eric
Starring Actress: Jennifer
Producer: Evermoore Films
Cinematography: Joshua Moore & Marteen Arredondo
Venue Coordinator: Kim Walker
Photography: Gwen Corona Photography
DJ: Epic Entertainment
Photo Booth: Epic Entertainment
Floral Design: La Flor
Venue: Tooth and Nail Winery
Location: Paso Robles, California
“The Spectacular Quiet” by Lights & Motion courtesy of Musicbed
“I Do” by Luke Moselyy courtesy of Soundstripe
“Memory” by Joel Slabach courtesy of Soundstripe
“Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer courtesy of Songfreedom