It seems like the topic of "photography" comes up quite often in this forum. I have to agree, that your wedding photos are very important as they are your memories from your wedding day. While budget is always a concern, remember that after your wedding you will have each other, your rings, and your photos.
I have seen several great photos from the staff photographers at Couples, as well as from other outside vendors. When selecting a photographer, look at their style, their personality, and samples of their work. Do you like more traditional or more modern? Do you like posed or more natural expressions? There is not a right or wrong answer....it's just what you prefer.
From June 28, 2013 to July 5, 2013 I will be staying at CSS. I am a professional wedding photographer based in Las Vegas. I would love to photograph one or two couples while I am staying at the resort. Feel free to look at my website (Las Vegas and Southern California Wedding Photographer) and contact me if you are interested in putting together a custom package. You will not have to pay the $500 outside vendor fee becuase I will already be a paying guest at the resort.