Get a secondary camera when you are covering the wedding event.
Chances are, you already have your main camera down pat. You need something reliable and high quality enough to give you great looking photos. If you have been doing the photography thing for quite some time now, you probably already understand the value of what a second camera. If you do not know the value just yet, be rest assured beyond any kind of argument whatsoever that having enough foresight to have a second body will really get to save you from the horror of having your gear break down on you in the middle of shooting an event and you have no way of saving the day because you don’t have anything planned for backup. Understandably, this can be a bit of an issue for people who are just starting out. Cameras can be impossibly expensive and can really break the bank especially if you haven’t established your career just yet. Rent or borrow one for a bit if this is something too expensive for you at the start.
Get another lens as well and use your second camera to house that lens.
You will want a telephoto lens as well as a wide angle lens as your first two camera lens options. It is also extremely smart if you house your two lenses on the two cameras you have. Having a different lens on each camera body will save you a lot of time when it comes to having to switch in between lenses. You can go ahead and switch in between cameras instead. It is something much faster and just so much more convenient. You get insurance for when your equipment breaks down and it will be easy for you to chance the perspectives by just switching in between cameras.
Get another person with you when you are covering events.
Assemble a team as much as possible. A wedding photographer who is on a shoestring budget will probably resort to skipping out on getting a second shooter but then again, you have to remember the fact that you only get what you pay for. A second shooter is crucial to making sure that you are able to keep track of all of the important shots that you would need to make. It covers a lot of things. You get to have a second set of gear which will serve you great for insurance, probably a second lens, and you are surely able to stay more focused and you will less likely miss an important shot.
Do not allow yourself to ever run out of ammunition in the middle of the coverage.
Do not run out of camera batteries, ever. It is a cardinal sin for a Nottingham wedding photographer to pack just one camera battery but only one will not last you an entire event. Buy new batteries so you get enough spares. It should not cost you more than $20 per piece.
Do not run out of memory space.
Opt to go for a camera that has dual memory card slots because it allows you twice the memory space. Pack way more than you need.