I keep a pretty close eye on the analytics of my website (tracking for how many people visit my website, from where they were referred, and what web searches they used to find it) and I've noticed almost once a day someone searched for "Equipment every wedding photographer should have" (if you just searched for that and found this, you're welcome :-)
I shoot practically any type of photography, but I do shoot many weddings, so here's a list of what gear I normally bring to a wedding, what I use each thing for, which is the most important, the basic advantages and disadvantages of an item, some advice for those looking at something in a specific range of gear and why I have chosen to use what I do, maybe I'll even add a "wish list" :-D Enjoy, and feel free to post comments or send me questions. Rather than explain every little technical term I'll just link certain things that some people may not be familiar with. I'll also link to reviews and descriptions of gear where I can. This post will be limited to the cameras, lenses and memory cards I use. Lighting equipment and other accessories will be discussed in another post.