As a wedding photographer, I can tell you there is nothing worse than dealing with a bride who has read something like this and present me with all kinds of stupid ideas.
The worst is when they say they want to edit the pictures themselves to try to drive the price down.
No photographer in their right mind would EVER let someone else touch their photos and it is usually in the contract that the client cannot in any way alter the photos.
Every bride should be budgeting at least 10% of the wedding budget solely for photography.
People often don't realize that long after their wedding day is over, the photographer is still working. It takes about 40-60 hours total on the photographers end for an average wedding.
We have bills and families too and we cannot afford to lose money because you didn't have enough forethought to budget enough money for your wedding.