I use a digital camcorder that uses mini-dv and as far as family movies go, I do a pretty good job. But when it comes to an important event like a wedding, dude just hire a pro. My mother in law put me in charge of video recording her parents renewal of their wedding vows for their 50th anniversary at the church and at the reception. Instead of enjoying the celebration, I had to go around video taping everybody. If I had to do it over again, I would have footed the bill to hire a professional videographer to handle the task and put together a good looking video of the special day.