(Closed) Unplugged Wedding – Would you ignore the bride/groom's wishes?

posted 7 years ago in Technology
  • poll:

    You're not the boss of me, I'll take pictures of you eating and upload them to facebook if I want to

    I'd take some discreet shots when no one was looking

    I'd put my camera away and respect the request

  • Post # 3
    2490 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I wouldn’t take any pictures 

    Post # 4
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @irishphoenix:  We are announcing that during the ceremony that all electronic devices need to be off but that all photos from the crew will be available to them afterwards and that the reception is a camera friendly zone. Since ours is in a church it is a little easier to enforce this that an outdoor I think because most of the people there are more likely to respect the space.

    Post # 5
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    Dude, I don’t get why people would go ahead and ignore the bride and groom’s wish. Put the camera away and enjoy the ceremony!

    Post # 6
    5540 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    If you mean just for the ceremony then totally would leave it in my purse. At the reception I am going to take pictures but would not upload any of the bride and groom without asking them.

    Post # 7
    2375 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We’re having an unplugged ceremony.  I can assure you that if anyone decides to ignore our wishes, they will be discreetly removed following the ceremony.  If they interrupt the ceremony, they will be removed immediately.  My fiance is not above channeling his inner Indiana Jones and the “no ticket” scene.  None of our friends or family are stupid enough to challenge us on this one.  They’re all well aware of how it would end.

    Post # 8
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @irishphoenix:  I would try realllly hard.

    I would make it a point to not get in anyone’s way, or use flash

    but I would try to take some on my phon probably.

    Oh wait, if it was just for the ceremony then Oh yeah, totally, I would keep electronics off

    But I’m going to atleast want a picture with the bride or groom, probably


    Post # 9
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I wouldn’t take pictures if it were explicitly asked. It’s kind of a pain, and if they won’t appreciate it, why would I do it?

    Post # 10
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’d respect their wishes! Their money, time and effort went into planning this and I’m a guest! That doesn’t make me entitled to do whatever the hell i want!

    Post # 11
    1680 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @irishphoenix:  I’m assuming you mean the guests cannot take pictures of themselves, correct?


     I would respect the bride and grooms wishes, but I would be very very disappointed. Your photographer will only have so much time at the wedding, and he or she will be busy photographing the wedding from his or her point of view. I absolutely adore photos. My whole family knows me to have a camera in my hand. I like to document everything from my point of view, so if I only have the photos from the photographer, I would only have a small handful of my family and friends. They would be nice, I’m sure, but they wouldn’t be the wedding as I saw it. It would just be some photographer images. 


    Now, on the other hand, if you were to hire two or three extra photographers who would be hired solely roam the reception and be available for guests to snag and take pictures for them, that would be a little different. I do think it would be very intrusive, but it the same time, it will give your guests a chance to document your wedding.

    Post # 12
    7199 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    For the ceremony I would absolutely put my camera/phone away. If they were requesting no pictures even at the reception I might be tempted to at least step out to take pictures with family/friends I haven’t seen in a while. But I absolutely would not take pictures of the bride & groom if they didn’t want me to. 

    Post # 13
    4045 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    At the ceremony? For sure, I wouldn’t take any photos if that was requested (I may request that for my own wedding anyway). At the reception? Sorry, but I’m going to take a photo or two of myself and family/friends. And yes, I may even post them to Facebook! I wouldn’t snap photos of the bride and groom though.

    Post # 14
    8435 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I usually don’t take pictures at weddings, or anywhere really.  I just don’t particularly care for taking pictures, so I often forget my camera at home/in the car or just end up not using it; obviously, it wouldn’t bother me to attend an unplugged wedding.  That being said, I would never request an unplugged wedding for myself either.

    Post # 15
    2253 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’d respect your wishes.

    Post # 16
    1998 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I would put my cell phone in my purse and forget about it. I frequently find myself forgetting to take pictures when I’m doing something fun (and I consider weddings fun, even long church ceremonies) so it wouldn’t be difficult for me at all. 

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