x2 everything cjric said.... We have done several wedding of all kinds and the wedding your brother wants... done that too. Don't do the laptop it's more trouble than it's worth, Wedding Photographers use that to promote themselves more than anything.
You've set your mind to do it, so I won't tell why you shouldn't everybody has covered that. But you should have a backup camera and flash (not pop up). We carry four camera bodies with us to every wedding and we have had camera malfunctions...
I know they say they don't care and it's all good... but you just never know.
Extra camera body, flash and lots of batteries.... Wedding are the most stressful on those that are working... even the little backyard weddings.
All that said I still wouldn't do it... But then I get paid for that kind of stress!
Last edited by Twilight; January 3rd, 2009 at 02:27 PM.