You have spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the photographer of your dreams for your wedding day, but if you had known everyone was going to be so focused on using their phones, maybe you could have saved that money for something else.
Imagine sitting down at your reception, on the biggest day of your life, only to have hundreds of notifications come trickling through your phone. You find yourself tagged in numerous, bad angled pictures minutes before you and hubby even say, "I do." No bride should have pictures of herself online that she did not approve. This is one of many reasons why couples are now opting to have "unplugged weddings."
An unplugged wedding is where you and your guests unplug from the world. We are talking about removing it all, from cell phones to iPads. After all, you invited your guests to come share this very special moment with you and not hide their faces behind their devices as they try to capture the moment. You want them to live in this moment with you. There's nothing better than that moment you walk down the aisle and make eye contact with your favorite cousin instead of her phone. Not to mention, your guests shouldn't be so concerned about snapping pictures when you hired a photographer to do that very thing. After all, that's why you hired a professional.
Trust us when we say, your photographer will thank you for it. Nothing ruins a professional photo more than uncle Jimmy photobombing what would have been a perfect shot, with his cell phone waving in the air. The elimination of cell phones and other electronic devices will help make your photographer's job much easier and allow them to work freely as opposed to dodging potential accessories. In the end, you will have more pictures to choose from and you'll be glad that on your day, everyone was focused on you and not their phones.
If you're feeling worried on how to ask your guests to not use their devices during the ceremony, we've listed a few creative ideas that'll be sure to help you out.
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