(Closed) Unplugged Ceremony–would this offend you as a guest?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Absolutely no problem for me.

Post # 5
5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

It wouldn’t offend me, I would definitely roll my eyes though. The “truly present” thing always gets me, the only people that need to be present are you, your Fiance and whoever is marrying the two of you

Post # 6
38 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

It would not offend me at all. It is your wedding and having guests (especially teenagers) glued to their phones throughout will not look good on the official photos.


Post # 8
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

not a problem i dont think…I would be tempted to snap a shot at your dress but if you told me not to I wouldnt!

Post # 9
4925 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m not sure about the wording, but in general I think it’s rude to be snapping shots with phones/cameras during the ceremony. Also, totally rude to post wedding photos on social media sites. 

Post # 10
3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I wouldn’t care at all. I wouldn’t roll my eyes or think something negative either like I’ve seen some bees  on other posts say they would.

Post # 11
13292 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m on both sides – I’m personally not offended, but I’d also never have the gaul to tell my family and friends not to take pictures on what is also a special day for them.  If I saw it in a wedding program, I’d probably think it was on the rude side because I don’t think it’s fair to tell adults how to act, but at the same time, I’d understand and respect your wishes.

Post # 12
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@LGenz:  +1, agreed. My wedding was totally plugged, a million pictures of the ceremony on Facebook by the time we walked into the reception, I loved it and people were still connected and bawling their eyes out at the ceremony. It’s 6 weeks later and I still haven’t gotten my pro pix back and I’m SO happy to have documentation of the ceremony, I would die if I had to wait this long to see a single picture of our first kiss, hehe.

That said, if I were a guest at an unplugged wedding, I would, as LGenz said, it wouldn’t offend me, but I personally may roll my eyes, lol. But your wedding is about you and what you want, as long as your guests are comfortable, fed, with a place to pee, do what you want 🙂

Post # 13
1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

honestly: I wouldn’t listen. I’d still take pictures with my phone but I’d be sneaky about it.

Post # 14
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I don’t think there is a problem with this at all.  When you go to church, do you look at your phone and mess with Facebook/Twitter? No, out of respect.  Being present during Mass/service at church is expected.  Of course, not all wedding ceremonies are religious (our isn’t) but I feel they are on a similar level.  Guests should be respectful of that (be quiet, move crying children to the back, turn off phones, etc.).

Post # 15
979 posts
Busy bee

I think that’s all kinda common sense during a ceremony that you don’t need to announce it to your guests unless you think they are all that rude

Post # 16
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would do it, but would roll my eyes, as others have said. I think it’s rude to be so controlling about your guests expressions of joy for the two of you.

I’m looking forward to the stream of facebook pictures that will come in right away. I think it’s incredible that we have these technologies available to us now!

We’re getting married in the Catholic Church, so it’s likely the priest will ask everyone to turn their cell phones off during the ceremony. They do it every week at mass. The only thing I care about is no cell phone noise during our ceremony.

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