Consider an Unplugged Wedding Ceremony

Your wedding day is YOURS. You call the shots. We’d like to offer our insight, however, having been to so many weddings, regarding guests and their cellphones. We highly recommend having an “unplugged” wedding ceremony. An Unplugged wedding cermeony means asking your guests to not take any photos or video. Well-intentioned guests with cameras can negatively affect your photos.

Here are some real-life examples why:

PLEASE NOTE: These were NOT images captured by Meyer Photo + Video.

Guests often block the views of the ceremony aisle:

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Guest’s flash photography can ruin some photos:

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Interested in an unplugged wedding? Here are our tips:

  • Don’t bother putting “unplugged wedding” in your invitations, your guests won’t remember.
  • Consider putting an “unplugged wedding” sign at the entrance of your ceremony.
  • Some guests, even with a large sign, still do not put their phones and cameras away. We find that asking the officiant to make an announcement right before the ceremony starts is your very best bet. Here is a suggestion: “Before we begin, can I please ask you to put away all phones and cameras. The bride and groom have requested that you put your devices away for their ceremony, so that you all can be present in the moment with them.” or ““The greatest gift you can give us today is to be truly present, so please turn off all phones and cameras and enjoy this special moment with us. ”

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