(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 # 46
    9 posts
    • Wedding: May 2017

    No its not rude. We are thinking about doing this after seeing cell phones ruin the last wedding I was at. Everyone hangs over the isle trying to get the best photo they can on there cell phone, which is terrible quality anyways. It ruins your profesional photos as well as takes from the special moment. A sign is a great idea.

    Post # 47
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    A few of you have mentioned that you plan on sharing your professional photos; what do you guys think if we had an unplugged ceremony and then didn’t share professional photos online? We are both very private people, and we really don’t want any photos of us on social media.

    Of course, we would send photos personally to guests who asked.

    Post # 48
    1961 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I don’t think it’s rude. I think it’s rude of people to get in the way of someone you are paying for and runing those pictures. I can’t stand seeing pictures from a wedding and see phones or cameras. Then their pictures end up on facebook and they are not flattering. 

    Post # 49
    70 posts
    Worker bee

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    TheSpecial :  I think another thing to think about is, social media has become so accessible. Both my boyfriend and I are in professions where our social media could be checked upon. I wouldn’t want to go on an interview for a job, only to find out the boss found a way to look me up and saw, for example, that I was married. Some professions wouldn’t want to hire you because you are married, or have kids, etc. Even though that kind of behavior is illegal (you can’t be denied a position because of your personal life), some places of business do it. I would rather have control over the images of myself or my spouse, than allowing people post my photos all over the internet. My boyfriend shut down his social media when he applied to medical school. This is exactly why we discussed having a no video/photo rule during our ceremony.

    Post # 50
    14095 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t mind a quick announcement too much, but a written sign would definitely make me give you the side-eye. 

    I’m an adult.  I don’t need to be told how to act at a formal occasion.  FWIW, I didn’t make any announcements, and I didn’t have guests ruin any shots.  In the background of my pictures, I didn’t see a single guest with a phone up (and my ceremony was in a circle, so no one was more than 4 rows back from me at any point). 

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