I feel like I keep having these moments where I think about my wedding and then I think I'm having a really brilliant idea, but really I need brought back down to Earth to realize "no, this is a terrible idea."
So recently I've really been thinking about having a few amateur photographers at my wedding, instead of a professional photographer. (1. to save money and 2. to help people build their portfolio.) So people who may have never shot a wedding, but they are really good photographers with nice cameras (not just some iPhone or a basic point and shoot)and have some photography experience just not a ton.
I know this could save us possibly a grand or more, just by getting pricing from the couple people who said they would be interested. (I posted a FB status and asked if anyone would be interested and got a couple of responses from photographers. I let them know I'm not for sure doing this, just putting feelers out there and considering it)
My thought process is, maybe we have 2 or even 3, (though that may be a lot) amateur photographers. We put one in charge of getting the typical shots, and doing the posed shots and all that jazz, and then the other one or two would be there to get candid's and different angles of the main shots. I thought about having a professional photographer and an amateur, but was recently told that depending on my photographer's contract they may not allow that.
But my question is, would this be a terrible idea? I want to save money, I'm just trying to figure out if this is one of those places you don't do that. GAH! I just need an outside opinion.