Congratulations. This post is for you. Here are some questions to help you determine your wedding photography needs.
1) What style do you like? Traditional? Documentary? Editorial?
2) What is your budget?
3) Try to invision your final album. What shots are in it? Did you pick getting ready, candid moments, formals, ceremony, or party photos? This will help determine when your photographer is most desired. Which will help you determine the answer to step 5...
5) How many hours do you need a professional photographer at your event? What parts are most important to you?
If you fall in love with a photographer's style, talk to them. Discuss your day and what you are really looking for in the end. There are options. It may be less coverage time, less package goodies, but in the end you get beautiful photographs that you wanted.
In our opinion, more photos are not better. Better photos of what you really want is best!
Josh and I "signing" our Mexican wedding license with our fingerprints