Natasha
Devoted June 2019 Ontario

Unplugged Ceremony?

Natasha, on 28/February/2019 at 21:08

Posted in Wedding ceremony 25

To unplug or plug that is the question? What are your thoughts on the unplugged ceremony? Will you be doing one? If so, what’s your reasoning? I’m on the fence between I hate how everyone phones out in pictures and in the way of photographer BUT I like the idea of getting different angles from other...
To unplug or plug that is the question? What are your thoughts on the unplugged ceremony? Will you be doing one? If so, what’s your reasoning? I’m on the fence between I hate how everyone phones out in pictures and in the way of photographer BUT I like the idea of getting different angles from other in case photographer missed something. THOUGHTS??

i will definitely be having a PLUGGED Reception though!
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  • Gabrielle
    Frequent user May 2019 Ontario
    Gabrielle ·
    We hired a photographer to capture the important moments. Our ceremony will be unplugged but we will allow people to take their phones out at the very end for pictures. With 115 guests i dont want 115 phones in my pictures.
  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
    We’re having about 50 guests, and are choosing not to have an unplugged ceremony.

    The only person NOT allowed to have their phone for both the ceremony and reception is me...bc I’m notoriously always on my phone😜.
  • Hélène
    Devoted September 2019 Alberta
    Hélène ·

    We've invited our small number of guests to be present with us as we take our vows and make a covenant. We'd like them to be present physically, emotionally and spiritually as we do. That's why we're going unplugged for our ceremony.

  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
    I'm also not worried about the photographer missing anything as we have two.
  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
    Yes, yes and YES!!!! No phones, no cameras, nothing! We want our guests fully focused on the ceremony. We understand people want to take photos for the ceremony but that's what the photographers are there for, we paid a lot for them and they are incredible. Our guests can wait for them to post or send us the pictures, just like we have to wait. I personally think it's rude and disrespectful to have phones and cameras out. When I look out at my guests I don't want to see their phones, I want to see their faces! I want them to enjoy every moment of the ceremony. The guest have already been informed of the unplugged ceremony with their invitations and we will have a sign reminding them at the ceremony as well as an announcement from either the DJ or our Officiant before it starts.
    As soon as the ceremony is over everyone is welcome to take their phones out and snap away!!
  • Robyn
    Super June 2019 Ontario
    Robyn ·

    We're doing an unplugged ceremony, only because I was just at a baptism where people actually got out of their seats in the church and gathered around the altar with their flip-phones out trying to get a picture. The professional photographer couldn't get through. So yeah, definitely an unplugged ceremony, we'll have 2 photographers to get multiple angles. We're putting up a sign and asking the priest to mention it at the beginning of the ceremony.

  • Natasha
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
    Natasha ·
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    Yes I agree we are paying a lot of money for a photographer and videographer crew so I think I will stick to unplugged ceremony.
  • Casey
    Featured October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
    I am also super on the fence. We are not having a videographer, so I wanted to ask someone to video our vows and at least the ending of our ceremony with the first kiss etc. I just don’t know how to word that to everyone else that only one person will be allowed their phone
    But at the same time I want everyone to pay attention to the ceremony and not have all these cell phones in the pictures the photographer takes
  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·

    We're doing an unplug ceremony and the main reason you listed. I mean, the results from this google search just makes me cringe : Phones Blocking Wedding

    We're paying (lots of money) to have a photographer, and her 2nd shooter, capture our day. I want to look back at my wedding pictures and see our guests' faces and reactions, not their phones or worse...their iPads!

    I also find it rude for guests to be more concerned about taking pictures or stories than just being in the moment. They'll have plenty of time during cocktail hour and the reception to take pictures.

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