Post # 1
You arrive to a wedding and the bride and groom have requested no guest photography (either via a sign/program/officiant). What would you do?
I’m just curious. We will request people keep their samsungs and ipads out of their faces so our photographer can actually photograph them..but..realistically I think people are by nature pretty inconsiderate and will take pictures anyway (not much I can do about that).
I’m just curious what the masses would do here on the Bee.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t take any pictures
Post # 4
@irishphoenix: We are announcing that during the ceremony that all electronic devices need to be off but that all photos from the crew will be available to them afterwards and that the reception is a camera friendly zone. Since ours is in a church it is a little easier to enforce this that an outdoor I think because most of the people there are more likely to respect the space.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
Dude, I don’t get why people would go ahead and ignore the bride and groom’s wish. Put the camera away and enjoy the ceremony!
Post # 6
If you mean just for the ceremony then totally would leave it in my purse. At the reception I am going to take pictures but would not upload any of the bride and groom without asking them.
Post # 7
We’re having an unplugged ceremony. I can assure you that if anyone decides to ignore our wishes, they will be discreetly removed following the ceremony. If they interrupt the ceremony, they will be removed immediately. My fiance is not above channeling his inner Indiana Jones and the “no ticket” scene. None of our friends or family are stupid enough to challenge us on this one. They’re all well aware of how it would end.
Post # 8
@irishphoenix: I would try realllly hard.
I would make it a point to not get in anyone’s way, or use flash
but I would try to take some on my phon probably.
Oh wait, if it was just for the ceremony then Oh yeah, totally, I would keep electronics off
But I’m going to atleast want a picture with the bride or groom, probably
Post # 9
I wouldn’t take pictures if it were explicitly asked. It’s kind of a pain, and if they won’t appreciate it, why would I do it?
Post # 10
I’d respect their wishes! Their money, time and effort went into planning this and I’m a guest! That doesn’t make me entitled to do whatever the hell i want!
Post # 11
@irishphoenix: I’m assuming you mean the guests cannot take pictures of themselves, correct?
I would respect the bride and grooms wishes, but I would be very very disappointed. Your photographer will only have so much time at the wedding, and he or she will be busy photographing the wedding from his or her point of view. I absolutely adore photos. My whole family knows me to have a camera in my hand. I like to document everything from my point of view, so if I only have the photos from the photographer, I would only have a small handful of my family and friends. They would be nice, I’m sure, but they wouldn’t be the wedding as I saw it. It would just be some photographer images.
Now, on the other hand, if you were to hire two or three extra photographers who would be hired solely roam the reception and be available for guests to snag and take pictures for them, that would be a little different. I do think it would be very intrusive, but it the same time, it will give your guests a chance to document your wedding.
Post # 12
For the ceremony I would absolutely put my camera/phone away. If they were requesting no pictures even at the reception I might be tempted to at least step out to take pictures with family/friends I haven’t seen in a while. But I absolutely would not take pictures of the bride & groom if they didn’t want me to.
Post # 13
At the ceremony? For sure, I wouldn’t take any photos if that was requested (I may request that for my own wedding anyway). At the reception? Sorry, but I’m going to take a photo or two of myself and family/friends. And yes, I may even post them to Facebook! I wouldn’t snap photos of the bride and groom though.
Post # 14
I usually don’t take pictures at weddings, or anywhere really. I just don’t particularly care for taking pictures, so I often forget my camera at home/in the car or just end up not using it; obviously, it wouldn’t bother me to attend an unplugged wedding. That being said, I would never request an unplugged wedding for myself either.
Post # 16
I would put my cell phone in my purse and forget about it. I frequently find myself forgetting to take pictures when I’m doing something fun (and I consider weddings fun, even long church ceremonies) so it wouldn’t be difficult for me at all.