Great question, perianjay! This is how we answered it on our MTM Photography FAQ webpage here:
Q) Do I have to buy a meal for you at the reception?
A) For packages that include coverage during/past your dinner reception, please be sure to include 2 in the dinner reception (photographer and assistant).
This does not have be your reception dinner. This can include hamburger/club house/fries from the room service menu. As well, we prefer to have a seat/table off to the side so we have a place for our equipment. As well, we will be getting up and running around to catch kissing/events/speeches/etc during the dinner!
Hope this helps out, as it works well for everyone in our experience - win/win
Wishing everyone happy planning - cheers!!! team MTM
Edited by Moments That Matter, 16 April 2015 - 10:09 AM.