I Have photographed hundreds of weddings in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. The couples who have the most fun hire great pros and expect them to do a great job. As a wedding Photographer I see so many well meaning guests spending the whole day taking photos and takings up all the bride and grooms time. I don't get angry at all, but I wonder if they enjoyed the wedding. It is kind of like going to a concert with ear plugs and watching it through your cell phone. I never quite understood what everyone does with the hundreds of Cake shots ?
The Hudson Valley and surrounding Catskills it is so beautiful why not be in the moment and share the love with friends and family. I always put up an online galley with a thousand or so photographs. I am starting to see many couples say leave the cameras off and enjoy the many delights and love a wedding brings.
All I mean is consider going unplugged. Eat, drink and be really present. I think you will love it.