This past weekend I attended my girlfriend's wedding as her assistant (a.k.a. bride's attendant). She had a photograhper who had his own business.
During cocktail hour, he tells her he was leaving at 8 pm, because he felt he took enough photos. She booked him for the entire evening; yet, he insist it wasn't worth staying until the end. The first dance didn't start until 8 pm anyways and he suggested she push up the timeline. This totally stressed her and upset me to see her that way.
Somehow, her father was able to convince him to stay past 8 pm. Once the dance started, I was at the bar when the photographer came and ordered a beer. At first, I wanted to tell him he shouldn't be drinking and focus on his job, but I thought it wasn't my business.
The next day, I told my friend and she was shocked. She didn't know he was drinking and is debating if she should bring it up to him. It was not is his contract to eat or drink.
All I want to know is, have this happen to you? Is it okay if he or any other vendors (d.j., band, etc...) drink at your wedding? I also had a photographer who is his own business, but he didn't drink at my wedding. All he asked was to be fed and he even said good-night before leaving.
Should my friend make a big deal of this or just let it go?