Let me ask you a question.
Have you ever been hangry?
You know when you’re supposed to be responding to a full inbox before your meeting at 11am and all you can think about is “I totally shouldn’t have skipped breakfast this morning”, because your stomach has decided that today of all days is the day it gets its vengeance.
All those times you’ve told it “Hey, I know you asked for a hot dog, but we’re just going to head over here and buy a cold sandwich with a mayonnaise to tuna ratio that should be criminal, KAY?”
Today is the day when a stomach-quake goes from minor blip on your concentration radar to full blown:
If I don’t eat now I will implode into a super-dense black hole taking Matthew McConaughey with me.
Then you spend the next 15 minutes zoning out, trying to think if there’s anywhere close by that you can crawl to in the 10 minutes before this meeting starts. This all makes it pretty hard to concentrate on what you’re actually supposed to be focusing on (praise be to MailButler for letting me undo sent emails!)
Keep that in your head, but imagine being responsible for capturing split second moments of the most important (and most expensive) day of two people’s lives. That’s some pretty hefty responsibility and you’d sure as hell better not screw it up, no matter how hungry or distracted you are.
A lot of people have asked me whether or not they should feed wedding suppliers, particularly photographers and videographers. The answer I give is never really an answer, but a question:
“What are memories worth to you?”
If you want the best shot at having those moments perfectly captured for your grandchildren to see how much you love each other – feed your photographer, feed your videographer. It doesn’t need to be a full wedding breakfast, they don’t need to sit down with your guests, but giving them a quick break from their 12-hour day and a hot meal to recharge their batteries (pun intended) makes all the difference.