Oh hey, it’s me Kara again with more Wedding Wednesday advice! Let’s jump in and talk all about why you should consider an unplugged wedding ceremony!
We’ve all seen the horrifying wedding ceremony photos floating around on the internet… Guests standing to get a better angle while holding their cameras + cell phones, guests standing in front of the professional photographer and videographer, and even guests stepping out into the aisle as the couple walks down the aisle.
Sadly, I’ve experienced each of these situations and more as a wedding photographer. Sometimes I think this topic is a stressor for couples, photographers, videographers, and wedding vendors alike, but so often overlooked by wedding guests. So, today I am sharing my take on the unplugged wedding ceremony.
To me, this all comes down to one thing, and that’s being present.
As a wedding guest, you’re invited to witness the marriage and celebrate alongside the couple for a reason. They’ve invested in a professional photographer and videographer that they trust, so no one needs to worry about taking out a cell phone (camcorder or digital camera) at the ceremony. There will be plenty of time for photos later at the reception, I promise!
Being present at the ceremony means keeping your phone (and other digital devices) tucked away – and maybe even off – so that you can truly enjoy the moment… You’ll actually be able to remember the ceremony as it happened and commit it to your memory. Experience the very wedding you’re attending. And always consider that you’ll have the professional photographs and video footage to look back on after the wedding day! Couples love sharing photo and video post-wedding, trust me.
I truly believe that having an unplugged wedding ceremony is unmatched on wedding days. As a wedding guest and no matter what, you should always respect the couples’ wishes- especially if they request an unplugged wedding ceremony. After all, do you want to be that guest in the photo floating around on the internet?