(Closed) “No Photos Please” ceremony sign

posted 12 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The issue I see here is that I feel like anyone rude enough to stand up and take pictures during the ceremony is probably rude enough to ignore the sign.

But I don’t think it’s an awful request in and of itself.

Post # 48
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2300 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

Between my fiance, our officiant, and I, we decided to request that guests keep their phones turned off and put away, and we will have a basket passed around for the phones to be kept in for the ceremony.

For 20 minutes, we would just like everyone to be unplugged…not texting or “instagramming.” Someone will be shooting a video and our friend will be acting as our photographer, but we are hoping that guests will wait until afterwards/the reception to get photos if they want to, so that our photos aren’t full of cameras/phones in the air, or someone sneaking up the aisle to get a photo.

 

Post # 49
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m going to put a sign up saying something about it being an “unplugged” wedding, and please no photos, texting, calls, etc (want to get the point across, but make it silly with the ‘no calls’ thing – or maybe not, we’ll see)

Also, going to have a note IN the program, and ALSO i think have our officiant make a small annoucement.

If they want ceremony pics they can ask for a copy from us after we get our pro pics.

I dont want the aisle looking like a photo-forest with everyone leaning out and holding up a camera or something. There is only so much photogs can do with regards to cropping people taking pics OUT of the picture…

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@arobb81:  I think whatever way you go about requesting it, people will respect that. I on the other hand want people to take pics. Of course, I don’t want them to disrupt the ceremony but it’s nice to have guests get the shots the photographer won’t/can’t get. I was at my Future Sister-In-Law wedding a few months ago and they sent out an invite for the Wedding Party app. It was genius! You take pics and post them right to their page so everyone can see the pics everyone took. We got some really great shots. And it was fun! 

Post # 51
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1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@arobb81:  A lot of bees are doing this. I am not using a sign but I will have the officiant make mention of my request.

I will make sure he mentions that it is for the ACTUAL ceremony only and anywhere and any other time they are not only free to use their camaras – but it will be encouraged 🙂 I will have an ‘instagram our wedding’ sign)

I am not sure but I *might* put something on the program too but I am still deciding

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@arobb81:  I think it is very rude actually…I would be very shocked as a guest & …..well I cant say any more as it would appear bitchy…sorry.

Post # 53
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447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@sherryberry:  wow….I would NOT be putting my phone in your basket!…this isnt junior high school!

Post # 54
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386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@lifegirl:  I agree about the basket being a bit much. I would not be putting my phone in there.

As PP mentioned, I think it’s better to have the officiant say something regarding no photography. I have never taken photos during a ceremony, but I have seen others do it and it can be distracting. If I saw a sign, even though I totally understand it and agree with the reasoning, I would still cringe a bit.

 

Post # 55
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sherryberry:  If you ask your guests to turn their phones off, that should be enough no? I mean, these are adults who you love and trust and want to be part of your special day.  If you ask them to do something, they’ll most likely comply because they respect you and if they don’t they aren’t going to put their phones in your basket anyways. 

You should really rethink the whole basket thing and the tone it sets for your wedding, IMO. 

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

Okay, no basket. Thanks bees 🙂

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