Drones cause noise. There is no getting around it. We have attended weddings as guests where videographers have had drones whizzing around above everyone’s heads during the ceremony, and rest assured it gets loud! They can be a disruption, so be clear with your videographer about when and where they will be using it.
Not every venue likes people flying drones around. With a bit of prior preparation, venues are usually very approachable about using drones at their venue. Make sure that either you, or your videographer, makes contact before your big day to get the appropriate permissions. Make sure you have communicated with your videographer about whose job this is prior to the wedding. It is often received better when it comes straight from the brides and grooms.
Another thing you need to keep an eye on is the weather. If you have bad weather at your wedding, then it is likely you will not get the drone off the ground. This could include rain (obviously), but even high winds can cause a major issue for aerial pilots. The craft used are often nimble and light, and don’t handle high winds particularly well!
Geography is also another big deal. There are many areas in the UK which are designated no fly zones. This means that it would be illegal to fly in these areas. Examples can include the obvious, like next to an airport, but can also include less obvious things, like if there is a hot air balloon display, or RAF base nearby.