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Either one is a decent choice. I own an H4n. Aside from the size and battery life (too short), it’s a decent unit. Eventually, you’ll probably want to add more/smaller units like the H2n or H1, especially if you’re not tapping the xlr/quarter inch outputs from audio boards.
A pocket-sized recorder is easier to mount and hide in front of musicians (although you should always ask permission first).
For a typical church wedding, I might have 3 audio recorders going (podium, musician, groom)in addition to wireless mics).
As with most tools, you find more uses for them when they’re a part of your kit.