Upload & Sell: Off
Some brides are satisfied, some are dissatisfied, some will tell others to spend more, some will tell others to demand more portfolio samples, some will encourage others to choose that photographer or will say they got a great deal on such a cheap photographer.
It's not really as black & white as the linked article suggests. That's only one partisan view, there are multiple potential outcomes and multiple directions for each outcome.
I'm sure that a few people will regret choosing an inexpensive photographer or a family friend, while many others are satisfied with the finished product enough to prevent them from dissuading others.
I think economy is a more significant driving force than the experiences of many of the brides. Experiences are sometimes shared and sometimes forgotten, but the perceived availability of money might have a bigger effect on how much people spend and the resulting decisions they make.