I've never striped a tape in my life. It hasn't killed me yet. It's one of those 'top tips' the 'experts' like to spout to fill up magazine space. The only advantage is an unbroken time code. To me, you're taking a brand new tape and making it a used one.
More importantly, why are you using 10 tapes for one wedding?? Thats a lot of footage to edit.