Post # 1
I’ve been back and forth with the situation in my mind for a while, but I feel like I need to ask how to tell guests to turn off or silence their cell phones during the ceremony? I was thinking about making a sign with a cute phrase about silencing their phones, but would a sign be too excessive, and would they even pay attention to it? Or, would having someone announce it be better, just to be sure phones don’t start chiming during our entrance, vows, etc.? Also, we aren’t having programs, in order to reduce waste.
I dont really care if the phones are on, just as long as there isnt any sound if someone gets a call or text. I thought it might be fun to add another DIY project to my list, but I’m wondering what other opinions there are about it.
Post # 3
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
@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
- 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.