It’s perfectly OK to do this but don’t expect professional results! A wedding is one of the most difficult events to shoot.
When it comes to family and friends offering to cover your wedding, it is best to politely refuse these offers.
As tempting as it may be, they will be subject to constant distraction, so they will miss many important shots.
The professional wedding photographer makes it look so easy. That is because they are professional, having photographed many weddings
in all situations and weather conditions.
Professionals will be ready with backups of the crucial gear, and the knowledge of how to work around gear that may have conked out.
This usually isn’t the case with amateurs, and it isn’t fair to expect it of them.
Wedding photography is a demanding service, stressful and fast paced.
Most, if not all, amateur photographers cannot cut it at the required level.
Again, there is nothing wrong with booking an amateur, just don’t expect professional results from them.