(Closed) No Personal Photography during Ceremony *VENT/Help*

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Fiance and I are getting married in a very traditional Episcopal church, and the whole idea of an “unplugged” was all over the paperwork of regulations about marriage ceremonies. We also have an excellent professional photographer and don’t want those photos ruined by cell phones and iPads, so we are taking full advantage of the church regulations! I’ll have our officiant make an announcement, but it’s already on the wedding website and will be on the programs as well. 

Post # 47
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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bassbee:  continue telling other family and have the officiant make an announcement because it’s all you can do. we had an unplugged ceremony and thankfully everyone complied with our request. I had a few friends before the wedding question if I would really be upset if they took photos during my ceremony and I said “yes, I’ll give you the professionals pictures but are you really going to do anything with your pictures? will you frame your photo of my dad walking me down the aisle in your house? because I plan to frame it and I want your face in the background of the pro shots instead of the back of your iphone!”  

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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KDOS:  THANK YOU so much for the frame link and info on how you printed. I would love the digital file! It will help me with layout if I have time to design my own. Otherwise I can use your’s casue it looks great 🙂

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee

People are ridiculous with cell phone cameras these days.  I’ve been to several events that people were literally watching the event through their cell phone camera so busy snapping pictures for facebook or instagram instead of experiencing the event – good luck!

Post # 50
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley

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PolkaDotBandit:  No problem, go ahead and PM me your email address & I’ll send it over 🙂

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

unplug_sceen

This is the sign I made for our wedding.  We will be displaying it next to the guest book and programs, and FI’s dad (the officiant) will also be making an announcement before the ceremony.  I may also add this to the wedding website just so people get the idea early, because that will be my zilla moment if I have one – the photography is the most important part of the day aside from the getting married part, it’s the one thing that I will have to tangibly remind of the wedding in 50 years.

Post # 52
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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KDOS:  I had time to design a sign with yours as a guide! I happened upon this amazing frame on clearance, so I made it fit that. Thank you again for sending me the file, it was a great help.

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee

Would it be bad taste to ask the officiant to mention being unplugged until the reception? I was thinking perhaps he/she can welcome everyone to the ceremony and mention the great photographer and the bride and groom’s wishes before everything kicks off. Would that seem rude though?

Post # 54
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Sugar bee

This about the tenth time I’ve posted this, but here’s what can happen if a ceremony is open to photos. This shows about a 3rd of the church. The look on the kids faces range from “get me out of here” to sheer terror.

 

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