These days we all carry our phones with us everywhere. We tend to not even think twice before snapping photos, posting online and almost forgetting about everything around us. But when it comes to your wedding, maybe you want to look into having it unplugged.
Why you might consider having an unplugged wedding
- Imagine the most romantic photo of you at the ceremony, just after the first kiss. You are looking beautiful, and you would be so happy about the picture – if it wasn’t for the fact that in the background there are phones and cameras. Also photos of your guests will look a lot better if you see their faces and not just cameras and phones.
- Flash from guests cameras might interfere with your pro photographer and ruin images.
- People tend to be in their own heads when trying to snap photos, which in turn mean they are getting in between you and your wedding photographer. I’ve had several photos messed up this way – trying to capture an important moment only to get someone’s head or Iphone in front of the lens.
- Most importantly it’s a great way to remind your guests to be present at your big day. Trust your photographer – and let your family and friends enjoy your wedding.
How you can let your guests know you are having an unplugged wedding
- Signage at tables and in the ceremony/reception area.
- Have your officiant and toast master make announcements.
- Include information in your invitation and wedding website.
An unplugged wedding is not for everyone. But it’s worth considering, and maybe at the very least ask your guests to be mindful of their surroundings and that you have invited them to be there with you, and not be on their phone. You can also compromise and have an unplugged ceremony (and maybe also your first dance) to get the best of both worlds.