No flashes and stay in your seats!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@BulldogBride:  What about putting an unplugged wedding sign near your guest book? or entry?

Post # 5
395 posts
Helper bee

Just make your minister the bad guy. They normally don’t mind at all. 

Post # 6
2429 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that line in your programs is perfectly acceptable!

Post # 7
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would drape the inner asile as a precaution and have a note about refraining from flash photography in the program.  You could make a cute little sign at the entrance as well.

Post # 8
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BulldogBride:  I am putting a line at the end of our program that says “Please refrain from using flash photography or leaving your seat to take photos.” Simple and blunt. 

Post # 9
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013



 I had the DJ make an announcemnt.. no one listened.. my picture of my dad walking me down the aisle is ruined bc of a friend and her obnoxious pink phone taking a picture.. all i could think when iw as walking down the aisle was how may phones i saw… /ughhhhh 

Post # 10
1275 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BulldogBride:  My photographer is requiring us to have a cutesy chalkboard sign that says “please leave your camera and cell phone under your chair until the reception” or something along those lines, because her biggest pet peeve is sending me a picture of me walking down the aisle and all of our guests’ faces are hiding behind their camera phones.  The photographer is getting paid to get these shots.  They can see them on FB later.  It’s not like your guests are going to print out their pictures and put them up on the wall or anything, so they can wait until the pro pics come back.

Post # 11
38 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

I agree with PPs.  I was recently at a wedding where the photographer came in and made the request directly to the attendees, and not a single phone or camera came out at all during the ceremony.  It was lovely, and so wonderful not to see the ceremony taken over by technology, and to see people actually being more “there.”

I’m going to be making a similar request, both with an invitation enclosure, on the wedding website, on the program, and via the photographer/officiant.  Call it my one “birdezilla” thing. lol

Post # 12
4750 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would have the priest make the announcement and also put at the bottom of your program “Please respect the rules of the church and refrain from flash photography or entering into the isle during the ceremony”.

Post # 13
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Priests make announcements all the time about photography, sometimes whether the couple asks them to or not.  I’ve had some priests be very strict about it.

Post # 15
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I think this is an acceptable request, but if your family is ANYTHING like my family, they won’t listen. 

Post # 16
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Kandiss16:  I think if I see a phone aimed at me, I’ll stop walking mid-aisle. Seriously. After reading your post, I might send out emails to all the guests or include it on the invitation. 


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