Unplugged Weddings; What are they, why you should have one, how to have one.
As a wedding guest, I understand the importance of capturing special moments on camera. However, I also understand the importance of respecting the wedding ceremony and allowing professional photographers to do their job. That's why I strongly support the concept of an "unplugged wedding."
An unplugged wedding is a ceremony where guests are asked to refrain from using their phones or cameras to take photos during the ceremony. The idea is to allow the professional photographers to capture the special moments without interruptions and to allow guests to fully immerse themselves in the ceremony without the distraction of technology.
One main reason why guests shouldn't jump in front of photographers to take photos is that it can ruin the professional's shot. Wedding photographers are trained to capture the perfect moment and have a specific vision in mind. If guests constantly jump in front of them, it can be challenging for the photographer to capture the moment they are looking for.
Another reason why an unplugged wedding is a good idea is that it allows guests to fully enjoy the ceremony. When people are constantly looking at their phones or taking photos, they can miss out on the special moments happening in front of them. By putting away phones and cameras, guests can fully immerse themselves in the ceremony and appreciate its beauty.
How to have an unplugged ceremony
If you are considering having an unplugged wedding, it's essential to communicate this to guests in advance. This can be done through invitations, wedding websites or even written on the ceremony program. You can also ask the officiant to make a quick announcement before the ceremony begins, gently reminding guests to respect your wishes. By taking these steps, guests are aware of your request and can fully enjoy the moment without technology distractions.
Lastly, an unplugged wedding allows the couple to have control over how their wedding photos turn out by ensuring that professional photographers can do their job without interruptions, and guests can fully enjoy the ceremony without distractions. To make sure that the couple's wishes are respected, it's important to communicate with family and friends before the wedding and ask them to refrain from taking photos during the ceremony or reception. This request also applies to guests who may have an interest in photography or have a camera at hand, rather than trying to capture their own shots they can put their trust in the professionals. By kindly asking relatives and friends who may be interested in photography to put away their phones and cameras, the couple can be confident that the professional photographer can do their job without any distractions, resulting in beautiful and meaningful portraits that they will cherish for a lifetime.