(Closed) Un-Plugged Ceremony

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I know this has been in previous posts and a lot of bees seem to love the idea, but personally I hate it. I understand not loving the idea of having people with cameras in your own photos, but as a guest I would be really offended if I could not take my own pictures of the day. Chances are, the fact that I’m invited to your wedding means that I’m a big part in your life and want to have my own memories. I can’t imagine going to a sibling or bestie’s wedding and be told that I can’t take photos. I would be really offended.

Post # 4
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1716 posts
Bumble bee

@jothecatlady: Playing devil’s advocate here, so don’t take it to heart.

As an ex performer and as a bride, I would be offended if my friends and family took my wish to unplug my ceremony as a slight against them. I paid a lot of money from our wedding budget to hire professional photographers. I’ve been on stage before, my wedding is not a performance. I don’t want all the extra cameras around. I paid for three professionals to do their jobs. Do my upsets guests think I am not compitent enough to choose a professional to immortalize our day? I’ve been around the block a time or two. While I realize other want pictures of them enjoying my wedding, but I paid for my photographers to catch those moments.  Let them do their jobs. I paid for my caterers and my bakers to feed people. Going by your logic, would people be offended if I told them to leave their jello salad at home, since I already paid $10 a head for the food?

(obviously,guests can bring their own food for kids or people with allergies)

Post # 5
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1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think “no flash” is a reasonable request.

Post # 6
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808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

After reading this and seeing all the ruined pictures, I am going for an unplugged wedding….They can take pics at the reception though 🙂

http://tiffinbox.org/the-new-wedding-guest/

 

and I will be putting these on the programs

Post # 8
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808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I went to a wedding where an Uncle (of the bride) started yelling at the photographer because they were trying to get the “first kiss” photo….She ended up telling her Uncle to sit down….

Post # 9
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7854 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The problem is: are you going to pay for pro photos for all your guests?

A while ago a bride here wanted no photos in the ceremony, but guests could take photos after the ceremony and during the reception. I think that’s a reasonable compromise.

EDIT: Re-reading, maybe that’s what you meant anyway

Post # 10
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8154 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@jothecatlady:  I agree with you.

When you do an unplugged wedding the only option for your guests to have a photo memory of the day is to buy an expensive print off your photographer. So Great Aunty Mary who lives on a small pension has to fork out $40 for a print? That could be the difference between her paying her gas bill or not!

You can probably trace back the whole idea of unplugged wedding to the photography industry.

Post # 11
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1716 posts
Bumble bee

@paula1248:  Nope. But anyone who asks to be in a photo, I’m ok with when doing family shots. I only have about 50 guests anyway.

Post # 13
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1716 posts
Bumble bee

Well, most photography packages offer you the disc with permission to email/print/share. So if Aunt so and so ask for the picture of you and her dancing or whatever, why cant you print one off for her?

Post # 14
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808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I guess I am lucky with my photographer, he is giving us a disc with all the photo’s on it. Then we are just going to email them out to everyone. 

Post # 15
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1716 posts
Bumble bee

I got super lucky. One of the photographers we used when I was a performer, offered me a deeply discounted quote when he heard of our wedding. And my aunt is a pro wedding photographer herself. So, I’ll be hiring my friend and his assitant and letting them know about Aunty and vice versa. 

Aunty wants to do the getting ready photos as her gift to us. Everything has worked out pretty nicely, as my photog friend only quoted for the ceremony and reception.

Post # 16
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We put on our wedding FAQs on our website:

Question:

Can I bring a camera?

Answer:

You’re more than welcome to bring a camera, and we’d love to see your pictures after the event! However, we’d prefer if you left it to our professional photographer during the ceremony. 

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