what about lightroom - rather than bridge and jalbum, would lightroom 1 be a suitable replacement? it also generates proof galleries of images in either html or flash format. only prob i have had was using dreamweaver to upload the completed gallery which was about 24mb: it timed out and refused to upload any of it (quite unlike any of my other web work) - so i would have had to put the whole gallery on cd and hand it to the couple. wold filezilla bypass that issue or is it something i would need to discuss with my hosting company?
Lightroom is awesome. It can copy the images from your card (and back up to a 2nd location at the same time, apply a global preset, keywords, and apply your IPTC info to every image as it comes in. You can do renaming as the import as well.
Editing is awesome, notice Lloyd's thread about editng an entire wedding only in Lightroom.
The gallery module is pretty basic, but it works. I've been using it for non wedding clients thus far as just a fast way of viewing/proofing.
I used GoLive to upload it without any issues.