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

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 17
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6016 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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 # 19
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 21
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5775 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Should be “Before or during”

Post # 22
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11242 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@abbie017:  +1

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
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10456 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think this is completely fine!

Post # 24
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9557 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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1608 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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6016 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
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7656 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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9188 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
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1155 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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!

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