What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your vendor meal?
We will rarely take any break while photographing a wedding. It is different from the stand job where you will have two paid 15 minute breaks and then take a lunch on your own time. We stay on our feet, working hard, and keep moving quickly throughout the day.
If a booking spans over 11:00am - 1:30pm and/or 5:00pm - 7:30pm, it is required that a meal be provided by Client for each contracted photographer. This enables us to stay nearby, eat fast, and go right back to shooting as soon as we are finished. A well fed photographer will certainly take better, more energized photographs as they have the needed fuel :)
Typically, if there are two photographers at the event, one photographer will eat quickly while the other takes pictures. This ensures that nothing is missed. Mealtime is billed straight through, and does not count as a break as that is the one chance for the photographers to take a few moments to take a breather and fill those stomachs :)