The plus side of this style is that you end up with some great professional images of your family and loved ones. You probably don't want to rely too heavily on formal portraiture however, or you will miss out on the energy, passion and raw emotion surrounding your wedding. Most couples want to make sure to include some photojournalistic photography in their wedding albums alongside the formal photos.
As I have stated before we tend to mix all of these three styles. We also try and create a hybrid of them, taking the formal and adding a little twist to them. We will always make sure to take the traditional pose but then maybe play with it. This is all depends on the photographer 'reading' the couple. We try and know what our couple's personalities are like and work from that perspective out!
Here are some examples of traditional photography plus some of our hybrid style:
The next few are the hybrid images: a mixture of formals adding
a little whimsy.