Post # 1
I friend just posted a link to the Offbeat Bride blog, she’s talking about hosting an unplugged wedding!? Has anyone done this? Maybe not the camera things but at least the phone part? Who was it received by guests?
If you haven’t done it, but heard of it. Are you planning to do this or something like it?
Post # 18
I am seriously considered an unplugged wedding ceremony…. and I am definitely guilty of attending weddings and experiencing the ceremony through my view finder *sigh* I definitely got wonderful pictures of the bride and groom, but most couples have spent thousands on professional photographers to capture the moment. Once I realized this, I regretted not being fully attentive to the reason we are there, to witness the important people you love get MARRIED!
Post # 19
I would just want people to put away their cameras/cell phones at the ceremony. At FI’s brother’s wedding, one of his uncles was SO ANNOYING with a huge camera, standing up, getting in the aisle, going behind the bride and groom. Really, he is my only reason for no cameras.
You can just have the officiant make an annoucement, but it in your programs – something like that. I believe on the discussion on Offbeat, a poster mentioned writing something like “My photographer will not hesitate to tackle anyone for the shot” in her program. It gets the point across, but its also funny and less direct.