Dear Brides & Grooms,
I've shot a lot of weddings,
6 years worth,
and if there's one thing I know about all of my couples,
it's that you want an unplugged wedding...
An unplugged wedding is when you ask your guests to put their electronics (anything with a camera) away during your ceremony.
It's you asking them to be present and experience the moment WITH YOU in REAL TIME (something that is so rare and special now-a-days).
More reasons why you should do one...
- So the first photos of your wedding to surface on social media aren't terrible phone photos ;)
- So no one blocks my shot during the kiss to get their own 'epic photo'.
- So your guests look like they're enjoying the ceremony in your photos (because they actually are).
So how do you have an unplugged wedding?
All you have to do is politely ask your guests to put their phones away.
I've seen couples write it in their invitations, have a sign at the beginning of the aisle or have the officiant (or whomever is marrying you) make an announcement before the ceremony begins.
I suggest you do at least 2 out of the 3 - a sign & announcement work great!
*You can also remind guests you've spent a lot of money on photos and they will have access to your gallery once they are ready because you can share your online gallery with them.
“Welcome to our unplugged wedding. We invite you to be fully present with us during this special moment. Please, no cameras, cell phones or other electronics until after the ceremony. Thank you!” ... “The bride and groom request the joyful sight of your smiles without the distraction of electronic devices or cameras.”
Unplugged weddings are amazing.
Not only does it improve your photographs,
Unplugged weddings also improve your guests' experience.
I hope you found this helpful!
Please let me know if you need help or have any questions :)