Unplugged Weddings are becoming increasingly popular, as couples ask their guests to tune out from their devices and let the professional photographers do the work. Asking guests to be more present in the moment when exchanging wedding vows is not an unreasonable request but if you feel awkward about asking your guests to partake, these ideas may help you out.
Announce your unplugged wedding on the invitations.
Something as simple as a little note inside your invitation stating your request is perfect. For example, ‘We invite you to be fully present during our special day and kindly ask for no cameras or phones’. If you set it up right from the beginning there is less likelihood of a fuss on your special day.
Display signs for guests to read as they enter the venue.
A similar sentiment as above, display a decorated board as the guests enter to remind or inform them of your wishes. The sign can be made in a style to suit the theme of your wedding.
Ask your celebrant to inform guests.
It is not uncommon for the church minister or celebrant to ask guests to turn phones off at the start of the ceremony, which is also the perfect opportunity to remind guests about no photos or videos during your special day.
Having an unplugged wedding not only enables guests to be present and in the moment, but also allows for your professional photographer to get the best shots of your big day without interruption. If you are clear and explain your reasoning for an unplugged wedding right from the beginning, friends and family will no doubt respect your decision and enjoy the professional photos even more once they are posted first on your social media account.
Our Events Team can help you plan all aspects of your special day, including helping to keep it unplugged. Check out our packages and contact us today.