Post # 1
I friend just posted a link to the Offbeat Bride blog, she’s talking about hosting an unplugged wedding!? Has anyone done this? Maybe not the camera things but at least the phone part? Who was it received by guests?
If you haven’t done it, but heard of it. Are you planning to do this or something like it?
Post # 3
We had a pretty small wedding and really I don’t recall anyone on their devices during the ceremony….. Which considering our media friends is kinda strange lol
We did get some shots at the reception (that I like) of my sis taking a pic of the first dance on her phone.
I think it’s kind of a neat idea though…
Post # 4
So what exactly does unplugged entail?
Post # 5
I’ve never heard of it, but could see why some consider it. I may consider it now as well at least for the ceremony.
Post # 6
I wish we did! All of our groomsmen were on their phones texting, sitting at the bridal table (on a stage) the whole reception! SO RUDE!
Post # 7
I can understand not wanting everyone to snap pictures during the whole ceremony, but honestly I’ve never been at a wedding where it was a problem. As for the reception, I would be pretty pissed if someone told me I couldn’t have my phone/camera. Not that it isn’t rude of someone to sit and text the whole time, but I wouldn’t think that would apply to that many people.
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Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
The idea here is that people do tend to spend the ceremony messing with their camera and trying to get the perfect picture, rather than enjoying the ceremony and actually being ‘present in the moment.’ I was at a wedding last weekend where more than half of the guests were snapping pictures with their phones or cameras–many of the cameras make little beeping noises or shutter ‘clicks’ when they take the picture–pretty distracting if it’s happening a lot. We sat toward the back and couldn’t see at times because other guests were holding their cameras or phones up over their heads to snap a pic or record video. (Even though the couple had a photog and a video person.) And if guests are using the flash, this can seriously mess with the pro photographer’s lighting and actually might ruin some of their pictures–which really sucks for the bride and groom.
Post # 10
I plan to put in my program asking guests not to take photos so that they can enjoy the moment. Not sure how I can instruct this for the reception though…any ideas?
Post # 11
The only people I cared about being “present” for our ceremony were me and Darling Husband. I was really happy so many of my guests took pictures during the ceremony, some of them got really gorgeous shots. As for cell phones, I feel like you should be able to expect adults to turn their cell phones off for the ceremony (and we had no issues with cell phones going off).
@spitfire229: I don’t think you’re going to have much luck telling people not to take pics during the reception. People might respect your wishes for the ceremony but you really can’t dictate everyone’s behavior for hours.
Post # 12
Yeah I can understand not wanting the beeping and flashes because that interrupts YOUR experience of the wedding. Telling people how you want them to experience your wedding seems a little paternalisitc.
Post # 13
You would like to think adults would know to put away their cell phones, but how many of you have been in the movies and had some jerk texting the whole time EVEN AFTER the warning on the big screen. I like the idea. What did people do before cell phones and digital cameras? They sat there and watched the ceremony. They didn’t text, or take photos, check in with Foursquare, update their Facebook that they are at the wedding, upload crappy photos of the bride walking down the aisle, check their stocks, play Blast Monkey, ect.
Post # 14
I read that article yesterday, and fully intend to impiment it. It wont be as big of an issue as I dont have a lot of guests, but with only a small handfull of people, even one person doing this (esp the pics) would be very obvious and potentially mess up the photographers pro photos. Being out in the woods will help but I do plan to make sure everyone knows. Not really concerned with people texting ect durring the ceramony except for future step son, which is a very easy fix, he is not going to have a phone on him durring the ceramony.