(Closed) Spinoff: rude to make announcement about photography before ceremony ?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Is it rude?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    15 %
    No : (61 votes)
    85 %
    Alternative suggestions: see below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t think so. I think it is sad that adults need to be told that but, clearly, they do.

    Post # 4
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I voted no because we did this at my wedding. However, we simply requested no photography during the ceremony. The officiant said something like, “The bride and groom request that you be fully present during their wedding ceremony, physically and spiritually, and embrace the meaning of the ceremony in the moment and in person, rather than through the lens of a camera. They have hired photographers to capture the moment and will happily share all the pictures with you.”

    Post # 5
    9549 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think you’ll be fine. It might be easier to just ask people not to take photographs during the ceremony – that’s probably what we will do! I, personally, think this is fine and not rude so long as it is limited to the ceremony.

    Post # 6
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t think it’s any ruder than people leaning into the aisles to take photos.

    Alternately, you could put tulle or arrangements between the rows on the aisle side.  I will probably wind up doing both.

    Post # 7
    7680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s good to counterbalance the “negative” request with a positive: that guests ARE welcome to take photos after the ceremony and during the reception. (And I think banning photos from the reception is OTT).

    Post # 9
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Not rude at all in my opinion!  I’m totally fine with people taking pictures as long as they aren’t leaning into the aisle in the way of our photographer 🙂

    Post # 10
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i don’t think it’s rude. i actually wish i had thought about it for my wedding. i couldn’t even see my husband as i was walking down the aisle because my brother in law and his daughter were standing practically in the middle of the aisle totally blocking my view :/

    Post # 11
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think your message should also include a request for guests to please not use their flashes. My mother in law took non-stop flash pictures during our ceremony right in the front row. It was SO distracting.

    Post # 12
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    This one is such a toss up for me.  Many brides want to capture that moment, but unfortunately everyone has a camera nowadays, so you have your photographers, and then 50 other guest photographers/videographers on the ceremony.

    Post # 13
    680 posts
    Busy bee

    Definitely not rude. In my church, the priest usually tells the guests to refrain from using flash photography because it is a religious sacrament and because it is distracting. I’ve also seen people rope off the aisle so that people aren’t tempted to step into it to take photos. 

    Post # 14
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Not rude at all!  In fact, I’m thinking about doing the same thing for my wedding!

    Post # 15
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think it sounds like a nice compromise between banning photography altogether and just having a free-for-all. 

    Post # 16
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    You could also have the officiant say something like, “The bride and groom request that all electronics, including all cameras and all cellphones,  be turned off for the duration of the ceremony.” Basically telling them they can’t take pictures, without actually saying “You guys can’t take pictures right now.” 

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