(Closed) unplugged Ceremony

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I plan on having a sign out. We are paying a pretty penny for our photographers and videographers so the last thing I want is someone’s hand with their phone in the pictures. I’ve heard stories though that some people still won’t care and pull out their phone regardless. 

However, I do see it actually being a plus having guest take photos. Some people argue that their guest photos were better and you basically get them right away. All in you and your FI’s preference.

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I loved having guest photos right away, waiting for your professional photos is a killer! Plus, my parents’ wedding photos got ruined and there’s always the possibility that something will go wrong so I didn’t want to take any chance that we’d end up with absolutly nothing. And you can’t see anyone taking pictures in our professional pictures and no one got in our photographer’s way, besides he told us that it’s his job to know how to move around people to make sure he gets the shot.

Basically, I’m not a fan of the unplugged ceremony trend.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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nancy6223 :  I asked our officiant say something and she chose to say something along the lines of “and in the ancient Jewish tradition let’s raise our hands into the air, take the blessings around us, feel present in this moment, and reach into your pockets or purses and silence any phones that may distract from that presence during the ceremony”.

We all laughed and many people stayed unplugged during the ceremony. Anyone that took photos did it during the walk in which the photographer had no problem avoiding. 

The signs are not needed. 

Post # 7
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793 posts
Busy bee

We didn’t do a sign and it didn’t detract from our photographers photos. There are some with our guests taking photos especially during the reception but not really a big deal. Our minister reminded everyone to silence their phones and everyone stayed in their seats. I’ve heard horror stories of uncles walking up the aisles to get pics.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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nancy6223 :  try not to get too caught up in the cute accessories. There are so many and no one remembers them anyways! 

Post # 11
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875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My sister made cute little signs to put in the pews but still all I saw walking down the aisle were phones in my face :/ even with the sign, people with take pictures. They just won’t put them on social media so they don’t “get caught”

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Our wedding was in church, so this wasn’t a thing. People got their phones out after for pictures still inside the church. I think most people are pretty respectful and knowledge of when to have and not have their phones. Definitely have the officiant say something!

Post # 14
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322 posts
Helper bee

Just make sure your MC or celebrant mentions it prior to the ceremony, maybe even make a point of introducing the photographers. Signs are a cute reminder, I will probably get one (cheap) or make one.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

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nancy6223 :  The best idea I’ve heard is to have the officiant invite everyone to get out their phones to take pictures once the bride and groom are up at the front and everyone has been welcomed. Then everyone can put their phones away and the ceremony carries on peacefully!

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