Post # 17
The only thing with these “unplugged” weddings is that while I realize you’ve hired someone to take photo’s for you. How am I going to get a copy? Are you sending me pics of the actually ceremony and how much do I have to pay for the pic your professional captured?
What if you just asked them not to post things to FB? I really can’t imagine having to wait a long time to get pics either from my professional. Some of the best photo’s I have weren’t caught by my professional but by someone that KNEW us and captured a sweet moment. I actually have quite a few friends that’s fav pictures are randoms from a guest.
Post # 18
I may change it to just refraining from social media site postings. It’s not so much guests taking pictures that I care about, it’s guests like a certain friend of mine who will feel the need to give an Instagram play by play (dead serious). With that being said, if you could take pictures, would you respect my wishes to keep them off of your social media sites until after the wedding is over?
Post # 19
The whole point of having guests at your wedding is to support you!
Is it really that big of a hardship for people to not use facebook, twitter and instagram for an hour? I just don’t get why anybody would have a problem with this. At all.
Post # 20
This is what I would change it to say
Post # 21
Should be “Before or during”
Post # 22
Then again, I’m a very plugged in person, so I’m totally going to be on Facebook on the way to the reception, checking out pictures, changing my status, posting pictures, etc. I’m sure we’ll have a hashtag for Twitter/Instagram and a sign about checking in on FourSquare/Facebook, too.
Post # 23
I think this is completely fine!
Post # 24
I would make it simpler. That’s a lot to read. All you really need is something like “During the ceremony we are asking guests to refrain from using phones, cameras and other electronics. Thank you” Hopefully that will avoid some of the eye rolling. But I wouldn’t be offended either way. I think it’s perfectly okay for the ceremony since you aren’t extending to the reception.
Post # 25
I wouldn’t be offended.
Although, I hope people take and post pictures, I won’t be able to wait forever for the pro pics to see pictures of the day!
Post # 26
I think this topic is always so two-sided is because there are those who are ‘connected’ and those who aren’t. There are positives to both sides.
If I saw it I would also roll my eyes but I would comply. I think it appears controlling. …but whatever.
Post # 27
I would cut the message down a bit, to focus really on NO POSTING TO FB/INSTAGRAM of my wedding. Something really basic so there’s no missing it. I hope your friend isn’t too “plugged” in to miss reading the whole thing
Post # 28
I wouldn’t be offended, but I kind of cringed at the wording. It feels a little to bubble gum to me to be truly present and the bets gift is their presence and what not. But to simply answer your question, no I wouldn’t be offended.
Post # 29
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I think it’s fine. The only issues I might have are:
1) No cameras before the ceremony, too? What is so special that you can’t let people take pictures of? People milling around, friends greeting each other, etc? I think those are good situations to allow guests pictures.
2) I also wonder about people getting copies of the ceremony pictures. How will you ensure that your aunt or childhood best friend gets those pictures? I would say specifically in the announcement that you will send ceremony pictures to anyone who requests them.
Post # 30
@JenGirl: +1, my thoughts exactly. I think simpler is better.
I will probably be asking my guests something similar- too bad that some people need to be reminded not to be posting pictures on facebook during a wedding ceremony!
Post # 31
thank you for the replies! I will think about cutting down the wording, and again, in my second post, I did change the wording. I do not care if guests take pictures before and during the ceremony. I DO care if they end up on Facebook and Instagram. A big reason specific to me being that I am trying to ensure that guests and especially my fiancé are surprised and get their “first look” of me when I walk down the aisle. I would be heartbroken if a guest instagramed a pic of me in my dress right before the ceremony and my groom saw it. I people can take whatever pictures they want, as long as they wait until the ceremony is over to post them online.