(Closed) Is it rude to ask…

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Would it be rude to ask people to turn off phones during our ceremony
    Totally, they are adults and will take care of it : (10 votes)
    7 %
    Maybe, but better safe than sorry : (18 votes)
    12 %
    Not at all, sometimes people just forget : (123 votes)
    81 %
  • Post # 3
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t find that rude, I’ve heard it at other ceremonies. A lot of people would say that you need to put a little more faith in your guests, however once the phone goes off, the damage is already done. Might as well nix it in the butt. It takes 5 seconds to say and then it’s out of the way and forgotten about for the rest of the day.

    Post # 4
    6823 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No not at all rude. In fact we put on the bottom of our wedding program to turn off all cell phones and no flash photography

    Post # 5
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It annoys me a little bit just because it seems like that should be common sense by now.  However, I’m sure not everyone will think about it. 

    Post # 6
    48 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Not rude at all!  Cell phones are so common and people do just forget!  I always like a reminder even if I think I turned it off or on vibrate!

    Post # 7
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    If your doing programs, maybe you could make a cute little saying or quote at the bottom as a nice little reminder! =)

    Post # 8
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I wish someone would have said it at mine! My Dad’s went off though so I he was with me when the officiant would have announced it.  It did make for a funny story though.

    Post # 9
    1626 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Officiants seem to make asking this common practice now. Its just as common as seeing those commercials in the movie theater. At least around here it is.

    Post # 10
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think people get caught up in the moment and forget to silence theirs. I think the officient could say something or put it in the program. I once saw a cute saying you might want to use… “Rings are for fingers, please silence yours” but then again it wouldn’t ruffle my feathers if one went off at our wedding , I’d probably bust up laughing.

    Post # 11
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Just get the officiant to say something as the ceremony begins.


    If a phone went off at our wedding, Loverboy and I had a great plan to grab the phone, put it on speakerphone, and surprise the person who was calling. It would have been awesome. Sadly, no phones went off, and we’re still a little disappointed. So I’ll pass that plan on to all of you. You’re welcome.

    Post # 13
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I dont find that rude. We are asking our Pastor to please make an announcment, and all the weddings I have been to in the last few years have all made a simalar announcement before their ceremony started. 

    Post # 14
    798 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Not rude at all!

    My Darling Husband is in a business where his phone is on him 24-7, and a lot of his colleagues were at the wedding.  We specifically asked our officiant to mention something about it…nicely though 🙂

    Post # 15
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I was in a wedding last month when a cellphone went off right as the groom was saying his vows! And, to make matters worse, it wasn’t just a regular ringtone/song: it was a profanity-laced snippet of dialogue. All I remember was it saying, “What the shit?!” It went off for a good fifteen seconds before the daft woman could dig the phone out of her purse and make it stop.

    It was crazy awkward.

    So, yeah, I say give people a reminder to turn their phones off!

    Post # 16
    736 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    No, not rude at all!

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