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Also, don’t forget to factor in accessories into your budget. Johnboy mentioned mics and that reminded me, A good fluid-head tripod per camera ($200 is usually a safe zone unless you buy 10Lb cameras) is a good idea. I like to use a dolly attachment like this one on one of my cameras. Audio is key for weddings because obviously what’s being said is the really important part. Batteries, on camera lighting, some outdoor light wrangling tools like reflectors and diffusers are good to have in the arsenal. And of course, all of the cases and bags to keep this stuff protected during transport. All these things add up and it’s something I overlooked when I first started out.