I saw a photographer the other day, using a tripod walking out of a ceremony... Personally (I've only shot 2) when i shoot weddings I never have a tripod. I find it too cumbersome to move around to where i need to be, but it got me thinking about some of the shots that I just couldn't get because the lighting was so dim. This also brings me to my next question. How does one get around the "no flash" in the church? just fast glass and higher iso if needed? I'm shooting my sisters wedding soon (july 21st) and want to make sure i have my bases covered. I might lug a monopod in with me and try it out... my bogen weighs like 50 lbs after about 5 minutes of shooting.