ChuckingFluff wrote in post #15844386
I don't get all this don't bring pro gear bring a point and shoot instead. Everyone's going to be taking pictures with point and shoots with the flash strobing away like a freakin dance club, take pictures you're going to enjoy and leave the point and shoot at home.
Well, really it's just those few people who mistake themselves for the professional photographer and show up with everthing they own looking like the sideline guy at an NFL game. Guests need some perspective too, they are invited participants in a wedding, not working photographers.
So really it would help if both groups kept things in mind:
1) Brides and grooms should remember that the people they invite are honoured guests and not props or extras in The Making of Our Very Special Day. You know some of your relatives are ugly, goofy, or both, so live with it.
2) Guests should maintain some decorum. Clutching a P&S, mirrirless or even a dSLR with one modest lens is perfectly fine. Wandering around with a camera bag the size of a knapsack and having two dSLR's hanging off you is ridiculous. And please don't interfere with the posed formals. If you really want a formal shot of the wedding party then you can get one from the photographer through the bride later.