How should I ask guests to turn off/silence phones during ceremony?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The only issue with stuff like this is that the people who are oblivious/rude enough to leave the sound on their phones during a wedding ceremony are the same people who would either fail to notice or deliberately ignore a sign about it. If you want to issue a gentle reminder, having your officiant do it before the processional is probably best?

Post # 4
219 posts
Helper bee

@hisluckygirl22:  We attended a wedding not long ago that did this as an announcement.  They had their reception MC stand up just before the ceremony and say “Welcome. Please make sure your pagers and cell phones are switched off, sit back, and enjoy the show!” They tried to make it seem very movie-like.  However, their entire wedding theme was old-hollywood, so it just seemed SO fitting.  

Post # 5
1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

Tell the officiant to ask guests at the beginning of the ceremony to silence their phones. He or she can do it after they thank the guests for being present.

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