Photographing a wedding is hard work, particularly if you are working alone. I arrived on scene at 11am and departed shortly after 6pm. Although I was invited to an “after party” … I was dead tired, so went home.
My general rule of thumb is no flash during the ceremony … up until the exit down the aisle. This requires a minimum ISO of 1250, so a camera with good low-light performance is essential. The last time I photographed a wedding, I used ISO 6400, but this requires post-processing to clean up the noise. This time around, I managed to keep it down around ISO 2500, but I lost a couple shots due to motion blur.
Will post some images later (after I finish the post). The shoot was 7 hours, so I figure the post-processing will require about the same amount of time.