For the site guests: I am a wedding photographer and I work at completely different weddings such as classical, religious (both Jewish and Christian), LGBT ones, weddings for two and 800 persons in Israel
or other countries
. Once I started keeping notes that should be taken into consideration at the wedding preparing stage. This article resulted from those notes and it still has been updated continuously. This is my viewpoint, it can differ from other photographers' opinions, you are not obliged to follow it and agree to it.
If you have already booked the wedding, please go through this checklist
, it will help you avoid some mistakes that I often come across. Definitely it is pretty long but basically all is simply and obvious. During wedding mess you can easily forget something or fail to cater for something. The main thing you should remember: the photoshoot is not only photographer's job but yours too.