(Closed) Unplugged wedding anyone??

posted 7 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
2701 posts
Sugar bee

Since our wedding has come and gone, my view is different in hindsight. I used to be all for “unplugged weddings”, however I ADORE the pictures our guests got. Our pro photographer did a great job, but we only had one shooter and it is awesome to see all the different perspectives. We have a lot of guest photos that were so good, they made it into our album or printed in into frames. You never know! The more picture options, the better IMO. Honestly, you arent goint to notice what people are doing when you walk down the aisle, flash or not. You’re going to be so transfixed, it will go incredibly quickly.

Post # 4
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We had an unplugged wedding, and I have no regrets. We had a sign outside of the ceremony space making the announcement, had a reminder line in our programs, and had a family member make an announcement about it a few minutes before the ceremony began. I paid a pro to capture with a lens how the ceremony looked, and I wanted our guests to capture with their hearts how the ceremony felt.

Post # 5
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I think if you are worried about the flash then I would put a little blurb in your program asking to respect the professional photographer and in order to not interfere with their lighting/shot to please turn the flash off. I think there have been a lot of brides who are disappointed their photographer didn’t get certain shots and have had to rely on guest photos.

I also wouldn’t think it is necessary to ask people to turn off their cell phones, that is just common curtesy.

Post # 6
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think this can work for the ceremony, trying to extend it to the reception feels like overkill. I will say that some of my favorite pictures from our ceremony came from our guests and not our photog.

Post # 7
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I love this idea, I am so doing this! We are not having programs so I like putting a sign near the entrance to the ceremony.

Post # 8
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m having an unplugged ceremony. Our ceremony is very religious, so I’m sort of using that as an “excuse”, lol. I think that it will be nice for people to focus on the moment for once instead of seeing it second-hand through a viewfinder, just to get some grainy pictures.

We are having 2 very talented photographers there (Who I think will actually be able to do a better job without guests trying to take pictures and extra flashes getting in the way).  We are going to have all the professional photos from the ceremony available for download on our website after the wedding, so our guests will still get pictures.

We’re going to have it in our program, but our pastor is also going to remind guests to put away their cameras and cell phones for the duration of the ceremony right before it starts.

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