(Closed) Yay or Nay…sign requesting cell phones turned off

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What do you think of the sign?
    Sure, why not? : (28 votes)
    43 %
    No way. : (37 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m for it, though I think I might rather just have the officiant say something about turning off phones before the ceremony starts. I guess the sign implies “and leave them off for the reception”, which frankly, I don’t much care one way or the other about. We’re not having a very formal reception, and I trust people we know enough to know that they won’t text their way through dinner, or whatever.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    That sign is probably wordier than necessary but there is nothing wrong with the idea. Our officiant made an announcement before the processional.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    look up unplugged weddings… i don’t think i’m doing it, but i’m for it! i agree that this particular sign is way too wordy though

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I was just talk to Fiance about this the other day. It seems people are unable to just disconnect for a few minutes, to sit or stand for a little bit doing nothing (like while in line at the grocery store). Drives me up the wall.

    I think the sign is a great idea but I’m not sure we’ll use one but we will ask our officiant to make an announcement to turn off all devices during the ceremony. 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Like the PP said, I would just ask the officiant to remind everyone before the ceremony begins…

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would just ask the officiant to say something before the ceremony.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper

    I think having the officiant request it is probably enough. I find the sign a bit offputting. I only agree with it for the ceremony as well, not the reception.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m not for it. As long as people put their phones on vibrate I’m cool. I have young kids so I need to be available for them 24/7. Only time I turn my phone off is on the plane.

    Post # 12
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    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It’s not a movie theater. Most will be considerate to silence the phone. Alot of people take photos with the phone too. 

     

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think a sign is overkill.  We just had our officiant ask before the ceremony.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I went to one that said in the program, “Rings are for fingers. Please silence your cell phone before the ceremony begins.”

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think the sign is way too preachy. I get that it’s your wedding, but lots of couples will be leaving their children at home with a sitter and need to be reachable, many guests have demanding jobs where they are on call. Sensible adults know when to turn off or put their phones on vibrate, and if they don’t then they look like an ass but it by no means ruins the wedding. 

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think the sign is a little condescending, though I think a nicer “Please turn off your cell phones during the ceremony” sign would be totally okay.

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