Don't Be Skimpy on Photography
At the end of the event, all you will have is a new husband or wife and your photos. You also spend all day with your photographer, so make sure you like the person. I hired Bruce Plotkin, a second-generation wedding photographer who I trusted to get every classic shot and then some creative ones — like this ring photo he staged on a newspaper of the wedding date. While I honestly spent more than I expected to on photography, it was worth it (just look at this gallery!).
If you really can't spend much on photos, create a wedding hashtag and ask guests to take pictures for you.
For video, I hired NST Pictures, and you can read more about that here.