Post # 1
IF… we have the people helping with seating mention it and our pastor say something about it before I even walk in?
Is that enough to get the point across? We don’t have enough going on to have a program, but do you think this will keep annoying flashes at a minimun during our ceremony?
Post # 3
@SimplyChic11: Just have the pastor say no flash photography during the ceremony. Some people don’t know how to turn the flash off, so this may not eliminate it. Other’s will struggle to get a shot without the flash with no success. What is the big deal though?
Post # 4
@SimplyChic11: For our wedding we had it on the back of the program no flash photography and had the pastor mention it before he started the ceremony also.
Post # 5
I plan to let people take whatever pictures they want during mine, but if I went to a wedding and was asked not to take pictures, I certainly wouldn’t take any.
On a side note, when I have gone to weddings where photography was welcomed/allowed, the only pictures I ever took were of the bride walking down and up the aisle. I’d never take any during the actual ceremony.
Post # 6
Honestly, you wont notice a single flash… apparently there was a guest in the front row snapping pictures with flash the entire wedding and I didn’t even notice she existed! But, if you are still concered about it, then your plan should be fine. In the end there is no way to 100% prevent people from doing so… the best thing may be to ask that all flash is turned off since that seems to be your real concern. Not the people taking pictures.
Post # 7
I didn’t notice anything either, and I ended up with lots of fantastic pics from my guests.
Post # 8
@Mrs Hedgehog: This. I spent so much time stressing out over not wanting anyone’s camera out during the ceremony, and I was so nervous and caught up in the moment that I never even noticed people taking pictures.
Post # 9
Check this out. http://pinterest.com/pin/37858453087221672/
This is what we are doing, we are setting up an easel outside of the ceremony with this printed
Post # 10
The easel doesnt really work, unfortunately. I just shot a wedding in november and they really wanted no one to take photos during the ceremony – they wanted their guests to enjoy the ceremony. And more so, they did not want all of their pro photos to show guests constantly taking pictures.
No one acknowledged the easel. There were several people just shooting away – with flash (which I was told not to use by the church to preserve the sanctity of the ceremony). So If you use the easel approach make sure its done in a way that they HAVE to read it….
Needless to say the couple was unhappy and the church was pissed off after the ceremony.
Post # 11
@Mrs Hedgehog: I agree.
Whenever I’m a guest, I can’t stand people snapping pictures the whole time–I find it very annoying. However, when you’re standing up there, you don’t see anything. There are TONS of guest pics of our ceremony, but I don’t remember even seeing our photographer!
Post # 12
I thought about having no photography during the ceremony, but then I saw pictures from a wedding that I recently went to. Her guests took FANTASTIC pictues and now she has even more to add to her collection. Some of her guests got better shots than the photog!
Post # 13
I am in the same boat as Legallyblondie – While my phtog got great pics, there were a couple of gems in the friend’s pictures. I am happy I have those gems.