There is a lot of posts on photographers on these forums so I decided to give my advice as a former newbie bride:
First off if I can do it all over again I would never hire a budget photographer or a newbie photographer for that matter. Brides you have one wedding day and one wedding day only for the rest of your lives. Do not go cheap on the photographer because pictures is all you have after your wedding. Don't settle for a photographer because they are in your budget or you got a good deal. But find someone who's work you love and admire and go with your gut.
See it's been 16 months since my wedding and when I look back at my pictures there not that great. There fuzzy and unclear and you can tell that not much time and effort went into them. We soon found out that the photographer never went to school for any sort photography or invested time to learn the art. They just had a business website and a fancy camera. Thats the trend that I see a lot now these days with photographers whose links are on these forums and it frustrates me because that's how I got suckered in. There not "all bad" just the majority of them.
So take my advice and find a really good photographer you love, who knows what there doing, and find some way to pay for it. Because honestly you can't put a price on those precious memories.
I don't want anyone to make the mistake I did.
Just take your time, do your homework, follow your gut, and ask ask ask questions!!!!