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Consider having an Unplugged Wedding in the Lehigh Valley

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Why have an Unplugged Wedding

An Unplugged Wedding is the way to go. Cell Phone Technology, has been a good thing, but it certainly has its negative side too, even in the Wedding Industry. Having an Unplugged Wedding is the best thing a couple can do for their wedding day. At an unplugged wedding, guests are not allowed to use their phones for photography.

Reasons why your wedding should be UnPlugged…I see it all too often, guests take out their cell phone to get a picture of a “big moment”, only to block the picture that the “professional photographer” is taking. The couple is about to cut the cake, and the guest jumps in between the couple and the professional to take a shot!  The disappointing part is guests at a table, staring at their cell phones, instead of paying attention to what is going on around them. They should be enjoying the couple’s first dance, cutting of the cake or even the parent’s dance!

What about the couple doing their first look or well-meaning bridal attendants feeling compelled to put pictures on social media, before the bride and groom are even married. One of my present clients voiced this concern “A friend of mine asked everyone to put their phones away during the ceremony, so guests would not block the photographers’ shots.”.

It’s much better to let the pros get that really good shot and to share it with friends and family, than to end up with a bunch of poor shots.  The best way to enjoy a wedding is to enjoy it and then enjoy the pro’s images afterward.

Ways to UnPlug Your Wedding

  1. Inform your attendants, if they are there for the first look, or if they take pictures to please not post until after the ceremony!
  2. Put a note in your bulletin, asking everyone to turn off the ringers on their phone and to refrain from taking pictures at the wedding.
  3. Put a note in your bulletin to refrain from taking pictures with a flash.
  4. Ask your officiant to make an announcement to guests that they are to enjoy themselves and not take pictures.
  5. Put cards on the reception tables asking guests to please make sure they are not restricting the photographer from doing his job.
  6. OffBeat Bride has some ways, to word what you want to say. They even suggest having someone from the bridal party enforce the no cell phone pictures and how to approach it. http://offbeatbride.com/2011/06/unplugged-wedding-templates