Unplugged wedding- let specific guest know ahead of time?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

You should add this to her website. I don’t like the idea of singling her out. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

akm57 :  If your Future Mother-In-Law is on board with this, have her give the aunt a call and casually mention it. That should make the message clear and hopefully prevent hurt feelings if she knows what to expect. 

On a side note – while I wish people would be less attached to their phones, I really only think it’s reasonable to ask people to keep their phones off during the ceremony, but not the entire wedding/reception. So be prepared if she wants to snap away during the reception. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I would not single anyone out. Can you have an announcement made preceremony?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Have an announcement made by your officiant before ceremony start and put it on your website if you have one. I don’t think its necessary to single her out, if an announcement is made she’ll hear it and hopefully respect your wishes.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I guess you could make an annoucement or place it in the programs.

I will say, some of my favorite photos we got back were candid guest photos and ones that people snapped naturally without the posing for the photographer and “knowing” the photographers are around you shooting various pictures.

I don’t really understand “unplugged” weddings, because it feels like you’re being scolded for something you didn’t even do, and a personalized album actually sounds really nice… but if it’s something you feel very strongly about- I wouldn’t single her out specifically.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

fromatoz :  Same here! I wanted unplugged but i’m actually really glad people took pictures cause my girlfriend got some of the best shots.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

Do you have a website? Put it on there right away so she has an idea up front. Then of course signs and having your officiant reiterate prior to the ceremony.

Will you see her before the wedding or will there be any family functions? If so, that’s a great time to mention it without specifically telling her. When someone asks how the planning is going throw it out there along with some of the other aspects. Even if she’s not there, I’m sure it will get passed along.

But have a response ready in case she is there and asks about it. Something like “Oh! That’s so nice of you! As much as we’d love that, this is one of those things we really envision on our wedding day. Our photographer really recommends it! I’ll send you her blog!” (Assuming your photographer has written a blog post about it… most have lol)

OR if you won’t see her prior, post that (or another) blog about it on your Facebook with the caption “Yes! Love this!” or something along those lines.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Our pastor is just making an announcement before the ceremony. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016 - Presidio Log Cabin

I had a very similar situation, and I asked my dad (her sibling) to mention it to her before the wedding. (She has a tendency to post photos IMMEDIATELY – like mid-ceremony – to social media, which I really didn’t want). We also had our officiant gently remind people before it started.

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