We are going to have sort of a different type of wedding this summer. One weekend we are going to be married in a small ceremony at the Renaissance Festival in Sterling, NY (one of the in the states), and then the reception for it will be the following weekend- it's going to be more of a picnic- we're just having a Pig Roast and BBQ. That way no uncomfortable clothes: very casual etc, very comfortable. Seeing the varied events and travel we have been looking into different options for a photographer. Her uncle has offered to do some of the pictures(amazing photographer), but also wants to join in the festivities for the day. then... Recently, I thought of possibly handing out my 2 digial cameras to family, and perhaps picking up one or 2 decent film SLR's and handing them out to family as well, letting them take pictures of the day and keeping the pictures we like out of the bunch. We are not just looking for pictures of bride and groom, but pictures of the whole day, and everyone invited - yes even uncle joe age 80 ridding a camel while it's spitting on uncle mike. I have seen weddings where disposables are handed out to everyone or every table, but I have also noticed the quality of the pictures suck in most cases. I am thinking that a few higher quality cameras in more capable hands will work better, not only in regards to quality, but perspectives as well. *** Note: I would not be handing the camera's out to just anyone, but those people who take above average pics, and really do know how to work a lens. Would this make sense? Does anyone have any experience with something similar to this? or thoughts to share on it? I wouldn't mind any opinions either way.