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posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Did you have/plan to have an unplugged wedding?
    Yes! I did/will have an unplugged wedding. Leave the photography to the pros! : (31 votes)
    46 %
    No, I don't really care. : (36 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1112 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We had our wedding in the middle of nowhere, with VERY limited cell phone access and no internet, so literally the only thing people could do with their phones was take pictures. A lot of people did, and honestly I didn’t notice, but I can say, it was very nice to have their pictures to look at the very next day, while we were still waiting for the photographer’s pictures. I’m pretty sure that no one obsessively took pictures of our entire ceremony or reception though.

    Post # 4
    Member
    568 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Our wedding is not unplugged and we will have a inphone/android app for people to take photos….but it comes with conditions.

    -NO FLASH during the ceremony
    -do not take photos of a posed shot the photographer is taking and do not get in the way of the photographer as they are working.
    and DO NOT POST TO SOCIAL MEDIA.

    the custom app we have actually has a setting the prohibits the photos from being posted to social media. The guests can take photos with the app and all photos get uploaded to an online wedding album.

    We will have the instructions and restrictions for the app on our wedding website and it will be in our wedding programs as well.

    Post # 7
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    1646 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @crisy003:  we are having an unplugged ceremony! I want all family and friends to be “present” when we recite our vows, because I take our vows seriously. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @crisy003:  We are doing an unplugged ceremony only, not the whole event.  I will put a note in the program about it and how to locate the professional photos later on, and I will have either the officiant or the DJ say something briefly before the processional.

    Post # 11
    Member
    7208 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @crisy003:  While I think some of these are reasonable to ask (no photos during ceremony, no posting online before the bride), I think the “hand in your phones” suggestion on that link is a *terrible* idea. I also don’t like “no photos during the reception” – guests should be free to take photos at some time in the day.

    As for your cousin, perhaps the photos were copyright so she couldn’t put them online? I highly doubt that she hired a photographer and then didn’t buy any photos.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1112 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @crisy003:  People took pictures behind the photographer when we were doing family pictures and some of the bridal party, just because we were in a central location. For our couple’s portraits we went off into the woods, and a couple people walked by and took one or two pictures, but that was it.

    Post # 13
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    537 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @crisy003:  I personally would love to see the professional ones that were taken, but she never bought any. Not even digital copies to share online. Personally, I found that a bit tacky.

    Why didn’t you buy any?

    Post # 14
    Member
    568 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @crisy003:  if guests are taking photos of the photographers poses, it actually can cause some legal problems. We actually have a clause in our photography contract that states people are not allowed to take the photos being posed by the photographer as the images belong to the photographer taking them, so if someone comes along and snaps the same exact iamge that the photographer spent this time putting together that person is basically stealing work and getting free images that the bride and groom will be paying for.

    Thats why we will have that on our website and programs so people know not to take photos that the photographer is working on.

    The photo app is called WedPics http://www.wedpics.com. There is an option you can select to share the images to social media, but i think the automatic setting does not connect it to social media. We will make sure guests udnerstand that we do not want photos going to social media. The app will combines everyones photos to the online wedding album, but all photos taken can be seen by all guests who have the app so the photos are not private to the person who takes them. Then I can log in and delete or remove guests photos if I want, i.e someone takes a less than PG photo, or an embarassing photo.

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