Why Have An Unplugged Ceremony?
In today’s world of technology, we spend a large portion of our day glued to the computer, mobile phone, television, etc. This is why it is important that on your special day that everyone becomes unplugged during the ceremony so that the full attention can be on you as the bride and groom. You want to be sure that your guests will experience the day with you.
For this reason, you should ask them to turn off all of their devices for the ceremony at least. For your guests to be truly present with you and participate in your special day it is essential that they unplug and relate to you.
You and your spouse to be have dedicated a lot of time, effort and patience into making your wedding day very special. You do not want the pictures that your photographer takes of your guests at your wedding to be ones with their heads down and looking at their devices.
That would make for poor images. Everyone loves their smartphones and have addictions to them as well. That does not exclude me. We too believe that the best thing that can be done to make your day special is to unplug and turn off our devices and enjoy the present moment.
There are so many special moments throughout your wedding day. Two that I really love to capture are the aisle walks! That moment you walk up the aisle and see your spouse and then when you leave as husband and wife.
These are moments that can’t be redone and these moments are sometimes harder to capture than you would imagine with the invention of the camera phone. I know everything wants a pic for themselves to remember the day but when the aisle walks are full of phones it really does spoil that image for you.
You want to see your guests cheer, applaud, smile, be in the moment not in their phones.
On my wedding day, last year I opted for an unplugged ceremony and all my guests were quite happy to put the phones away. It meant we walked in (we walked down the aisle together) seeing lots of happy smiling faces not phones all pointed in our direction. Looking back at our photos it is so lovely to see everyone’s happy faces as we became husband and wife.
I would encourage all couples to do this and get those fab pics with all your guests sharing the memory with you. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the day to for guests to capture their own memories of such a happy occasion.