What happens if my photographer is sick on the day of the wedding?
I personally work with two other professional photographers of my own caliber and experience to ensure between us - we always have one person not booked on a wedding to be able to cover given any emergency. We feel this is our obligation as professionals.
It would take a lot for me personally to not attend. I have photographed weddings with a broken ankle and a broken collar bone! I once flew from Chile to Aruba three days after emergency surgery, to photograph a wedding. As well as conduct underwater videography for a couple from USA!
As I say.... would take a lot for me not to be there!