(Closed) A "no photography during ceremony" sign? (poll)

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Is it rude to have a "no cameras/cellphones during ceremony" sign of some sort?

    Yes, I would find that somewhat rude/bossy

    Heck no it's not rude, its your wedding!! You dont want them to ruin/get in way of proffesional!

    I wouldnt follow the rule. I want to take my own pictures!!

  • Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Whenever I see these posts I think “are you the queen of England? Are you marrying Brad Pitt?” If the answer is no then new flash, no one cares. I just can’t believe how many people think they their guests care THAT much. Sure I had a few photos posted and who cares?? The pro photos were way better and I appreciated getting to see things from a guests’ perspective. Sorry, I just don’t get this thinking…seems awfully narcissistic to me.

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I think it is totally normal to do that, but I will say that some of the cutest photos from my sister’s ceremony were from cellphones and the best part was she got to see them either that day or the next day instead of waiting for her photos from the photographers.

    I definitely like the idea of it though, it means everyone is living in the moment instead of watching your wedding through their phone screens…plus with current trends, by October half the people will probably be seeing a jigglypuff at your feet!

    That being said, I am nervous to be the centre of attention so I wouldn’t mind if everyone is distracted trying to get a photo and not listening to me pour my heart out lol.

    (Disclaimer: I do not play Pokemon Go haha)

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee

    A cute sign is a great idea!  We had our officiant ask everyone to put away phones/cameras during the ceremony.  We also posed after our kiss to allow everyone to snap a couple pictures if they wanted.  I saw where a photographer took a picture of the guest at a wedding and they were all holding up their phones taking pictures/videos – I really didn’t want that at our wedding.  Everyone seemed understanding 🙂

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    macijo :  yeah that’s understandable! FWIW there were zero phones visible in my pro pics of my plugged (?) ceremony! So even if some people don’t listen, I think you’ll be fine!

    ETA: Sorry if I misunderstood your intentions, I’ve seen a lot of these posts on the bee lately that were centered on the social media aspect rather than the aesthetics of the photos!

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    macijo :  I actually said I think that line of thinking seems narcissistic. You can read above.

    Post # 27
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I guess I’m wrong here, but I voted that it would be rude. I think that if someone wants to take a quick photo of you and he special day to keep with them that would be fine. Guests usually don’t get to order the pictures or it may be too expensive for them to. I would say no flash, but no pictures altogether?

    Post # 28
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Just have the officiant ask everyone to kindly keep phones and cameras turned off for the duration of the ceremony should get the point across and not be mis-interpreted as bossy.

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

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    TheSpecial :  I am choosing to ask guests not to take photos so that my professional photos don’t turn out like this. Not because I care what other people post of me on social media. ple 

     

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee

    I don’t find it rude.  I’m getting married in a church and neither the professional nor the guests are allowed to take pictures during the ceremony.  We’ll be restaging after the fact.

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