There are three other vendors that I came into contact with when I shot weddings. More so at the end than in the begining for one of them. I love a good wedding director, even a not so good one. I try to let them take the heat for rushing things along, for getting the bride back into the church for pictures ect. I love caterers. If you can't get to know the waitresses you are most likely not going to get the coffee without going through the buffet line. The caterer also has the cokes for the help hidden away. Wedding punch sucks if you are thirsty and dehydrated. Now the newer one, the DJ, him I don't usually get along with. At the very end when I had come out of retirement, just to show my son in law the ropes, I had a special, Two hours for five hundred and I give you everything. When they open the door for the bride to enter, I started the clock. It was very important that things move steady and at my timing. The average protestant wedding take about 20 to 30 minutes. I can shoot all the family and wedding party in 30 more call it an hour fifteen minutes to get to the reception. There is 45 minutes left. Usually we do the first dance if there is a dJ, then cut the cake and throw the bouquet and Im was out of there. No they didn't get shots of the guest doing the electric slide. There were mostly small weddings though there were some larger ones. The larger ones were where the DJ and I had words. He thought his microphone topped my camera. In the end the final decission was the brides. I told her simply. In fifteen minutes I'm out of here, we can throw the garter and bouquet or you can do the electric slide. I never went away without the bouquet shot. But I sure upset a lot of DJs in the area. So you tell me, at a wedding you shoot, who is in charge???