(Closed) Bees who asked/are going to ask guests NOT to take pictures come here!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Are you having an 'unplugged'/camera-free wedding?
    Yes no guest pictures at all! : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Yes but only during the ceremony and important parts (ceremony, cake cutting, special dances) : (38 votes)
    40 %
    No but I'm asking them to turn off the flash : (5 votes)
    5 %
    No they can take as many as they want! : (48 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 4
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    1019 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    oooooh I was really wondering how to go about this (also after the article) I voted just for the ceremony and “important parts” but I think I WILL allow pics for the kiss. maybe?

    Post # 5
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    33 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I am having an intimate ceremony and reception (less than 30 guests) and i plan on asking everyone to not take pictures during the ceremony.   I will be leaving polaroid camera’s at the reception table for guests to take pics of whatever they want during the reception but i only want the photographers taking pics of ceremony.

    I decided to have a no pics ceremony because i attended a wedding this year and when i saw the pro pics i was horrified seeing pics of me holding my camera taking pics of the ceremony.  i thought it looked awful and i felt badly for ruining a few pictures.

     

    Good luck, and i hope everyone respects your request!

    Post # 6
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    3766 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I will be asking that cell phones and cameras be turned silent/off for the ceremony, which is a catholic mass. I’ll probably just ask the priest to make the announcement – who’d argue with that?!

    Post # 8
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    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    We went unplugged for the ceremony only. We didn’t have any issues with our request. Below is a photo of our unplugged sign that was on the table where guests picked up their bells to ring at the conclusion of our ceremony.

    Post # 10
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    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    One of the photog’s we are contemplating says that if guests start ruining their shots in an attempt to get pics they pack up and go home. The money is forfeit! I like their work but am nervous that I won’t be able to prevent this. 

    Maybe have security check all cameras at the door with a sign explaing their policy. Yikes what do you think?

    Post # 11
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    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think I’m just goign to have the officiant ask that no pics be taken during the ceremony. 

    Post # 12
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    1019 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @kayberry:  that was the EXACT picture that made me squirm. I don’t want them to do pics during important parts, the hard part though is swaying Fiance… I don’t mind though if they do take picures during toasts or whatever though

    Post # 14
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    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    @secondchances:  That photographer’s policy is a bit extreme. I think I would be worried about that photog being too rigid overall.

    Post # 15
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    340 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m asking for an unplugged ceremony only and disabling my facebook wall so no one posts unflattering pictures all over my page during my reception.

    Post # 16
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    986 posts
    Busy bee

    We’re doing unplugged for the ceremony & reception, as much as possible. I will probably use the wording that’s already been posted here, or something very similar. While I appreciate that guests will want to take photos, I don’t want to see phones and cameras in our pro pics. Hopefully they will understand and be respectful of that!

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