Post # 1
The officiant to ask everyone to please turn cell phones off or on vibrate? My FI’s phone went off during the vows at his brothers wedding (he was best man). I would be PISSED if this happened at ours…
Would people find that rude?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
If your doing programs, maybe you could make a cute little saying or quote at the bottom as a nice little reminder! =)
Post # 8
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
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
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
Just get the officiant to say something as the ceremony begins.
BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY!
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 # 12
@Beluga:That’s awesome! I love it!
Post # 13
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
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
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!