- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
I’m not here to start a debate on the pros/cons of an unplugged ceremony. With that said, FI and I have been having an experience that may make you think extra hard about how you communicate your photography preferences to your guests.
This weekend we sent out a pre-wedding email to our guests, detailing the weather forecast, attractions in the area, and a rundown of the ceremony/reception schedule. Under the ceremony section, we wrote:
A note on our “unplugged” ceremony: We’ve hired an amazing photographer who will be capturing the way the wedding looks — and we invite you to sit back, relax, and just enjoy how the wedding feels. We want to be able to see your lovely faces when we look out into the congregation, and we respectfully ask that everyone please consider leaving all cameras and phones off during the ceremony. Of course we will be happy to share our professional photos with you afterward! (You’ll have free access to view and print the full-resolution digital proofs. Email us for the link.)
Much of this wording was grabbed from the Internet (including WBee), so I thought it would be clear, right? WRONG!! We have received multiple emails asking us, “What to you mean by ‘unplugged ceremony?’ We are choosing to have a sense of humor about this, but we will most certainly be asking our officiant to say something about refraining from photography. I guess you can’t count on people to read things thoroughly.
Anyone else have experience with this?