October 19, 2022
Picture this, you are walking down the aisle on the most special day of your life. You turn to see all of your friends and family gawking at how absolutely amazing you look. It isn’t until you get up to the altar, are looking your partner in their eyes and you hear something. A phone snapshot. You turn to find half of your guests holding up their smart phones or even worse… iPads. Now, a moment about you and your partner has turned into a moment for you, your partner, your guests and the rest of the world. If you have read this and thought *cringe*, then I highly suggest you consider having an unplugged ceremony. Instead of hearing snapshots and distractions, you know that all eyes are on you. So should you have an unplugged ceremony? Keep reading and find out.
Unplugged Ceremony: What Is It?
Before we can deep dive whether or not you should have an unplugged ceremony, it’s important to know what it is. An unplugged ceremony is when the couple has decided no phones/electronics allowed during the wedding ceremony.
With the emergence of the latest and greatest cell phones, it seems that everyone is documenting every second of their life. However, when it comes to your wedding ceremony this can be a bit distracting. Especially when it comes to taking photos (speaking from experience here)! While this may not be in your foreseeable future for your wedding, hear me out. There are many benefits when it comes to having an unplugged wedding that couples should think about before making the decision.
Little To No Distractions
The last thing you want is for you and your partner to be distracted on your wedding day. Especially during your ceremony. You know, this is kind of where you seal the deal. If you allow your guests to have their phones out and about, this can lead to a plethora of distractions. Phones ringing, pictures snapping away (not by your photographer) and worst of all, a way for your guests to not focus on you. The last thing you want is to look back and see that some guests are looking down at their phone during your special moment. Having an unplugged wedding ensures that not only your wedding guests are attentive, but you have the least amount of distractions possible.
Lets Your Guests Be In The Moment
The main thing you want for your guests is for them to live in the moment on your wedding day. You want them to remember all of the details that you put so much work into creating! With an unplugged ceremony, your wedding guests are able to live in the moment. Not only that but truly soak up all of the radiating love between you and your partner. It also gives them the opportunity to focus on all the whirring emotions that run high on your wedding day.
Tip: Having a grand exit after your ceremony, such as tossing flower petals or holding bubble guns will help ensure that everyone’s hands are busy and not on their phones!
Allows Your Photographer To Capture The Day To The Fullest
One of the most frustrating things that can happen is looking back at your photos just to find a cellphone in every image. That’s because when you choose not to have an unplugged ceremony, this gives guests opportunities to add distractions. If you’re someone who is prioritizing your wedding photos by hiring a professional wedding photographer, let us capture these moments! I can guarantee that you would much rather share moments captured by your photographer with friends and family, rather than a photo taken on someones phone!
Your wedding photographer is there to capture the moment and help you relive these one-in-a-lifetime memories. Having an unplugged ceremony allows for you to have the professionals take over, so everyone can enjoy the day to the fullest.
You Are In Total Control Of What’s Out There
If you’re looking for a bit more privacy when it comes to how your wedding photos are distributed, you may want to opt in having an unplugged ceremony. Having an unplugged ceremony allows you, the couple, to be in full control of which photos are released and when. If you’re particular of which moments, angles & images are released to the public having an unplugged ceremony is your best bet!
So… Should You Have An Unplugged Ceremony?
Your ceremony is one of the most monumental moments in your entire wedding day. The last thing you want is to have something simple as cellphones take away from the power of this moment. So if you’re wondering should you have an unplugged ceremony, hopefully this will help make that decision a bit easier.
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