Is it unreasonable / unrealistic to ask my guests to not use their phones at the ceremony? I would much rather have a photo of smiling guests than one of their phones....
I put a sign up saying this is an unplugged wedding and put in on invites. I didn't want to walk down the aisle to a see of phones. We had time after where we posed for ppl to take pics x
I found this. I’m considering it but not sure if people would stick to it
Nope! I'll be doing the same during mine as well.
My mum was a bit taken aback when I told her but I said I've seen so many of other peoples professional photos where the guests phones are out i'd rather see peoples faces on mine.
It's not like they'd take a better picture than the photographer 😂
Nope. We had a sign that said unplugged ceremony and not to post until we did. The registrar also said before the ceremony started to not have phones out. Not unreasonable at all
You can ask the registra to make an announcement not to use mobiles before you walk in as well if you wish
Not at all. I'm doing the same, having an unplugged ceremony. I went to a wedding the other year and all I could hear was clickety clacking, message pings and people were on them right up until the bride was coming in and then afterwards, you could hardly see the bride and groom because everyone was in the way taking photos.
I've put on my event invite that is prefer guests to wait until evening reception to take their own photos as we only have the photographer for 2 hours and it's a small room where we're getting married. I'd rather see people's faces than their mobiles in my photos xx
We had an announcement in church please make sure all phones are off.. sadly England were playing and one of the kids shouted we have scored.. could have floored him as i was saying my vows, i turned around and if looks could have killed lol
Not at all. We did the same, the only time they were allowed to take picture was after we had signed the real register, the page was flipped to a blank page and then photos could be taken. We also asked everybody not to post and photos of wedding on social media, unless it was of themselves, and not mention who wedding it is, and not to tag us on the photos. It's your day, you do and ask what you want xx
I’m asking for no phones till I say!! I don’t want my professional photos to be of everyone’s phones!
Not at all, I put this note in the front of our Order of Service booklets, worked brilliantly, our photos and video are perfect, not a phone in sight! xx
I asked the registrar to request no phones out for photos during the ceremony. Wasn’t too fussed for the rest of the day. Like others, I went to a wedding where you couldn’t see the bride for all the phones stuck out into the aisle..
I think its very common now, our registrar even suggested it to us x
I'll be doing this also. Take as many pics as they want whilst waiting in the church but once I arrive I don't want to see phones in my pictures. I'm also asking that no one shares any pictures until we have posted our first one as Mr and Mrs. I'm making a sign like this one.
Jordon Parkinson good ideaaaaas
Most definitely not! We are requesting our registrar tells people to not take photos during the ceremony. And I'm also asking for people to not put photos on social media until I have 😂
No not all
This something i want people to do at my wedding. I want people to be present and in the wedding. We having our venue announce it before everyone walks in and sits down and then the register remind before I walk down the aisle x
I did for the entire day, a couple of people ignored the rules (my brother) but overall I had lovely photos of everyone, and I said not to post photos on social, I felt it to be a private occasion between me and my 40 guests.
We did this at my wedding and also had the registrar say something.
Have a look on Pinterest for unplugged ceremony wording ☺️
I'm asking for all phones to be off during the ceremony and no pictures to be taken, as when I'm walking down the aisle, I want to see people's faces, not their phones
Unplugged ceremony it’s a thing now deffo
Absolutely not. I think having an unplugged ceremony is a very common thing now. Just be prepared that not everyone will obey 🙂
You can do an "unplugged" ceremony it's actually quite common, you can just put a sign up in your venue - lots of v. cute Pinterest boards with ways to word it as well
I asked for people not to take pictures during the ceremony and most people commented that they really liked it. Also asked people not to post them on social media as I had some friends children involved who didn’t want them put online
Absolutely not! I’m a wedding photographer and many times have seen the officiant at the ceremony say for guests not to use their phones, most say it in a really nice way 😊
Not unrealistic at all. I went to a wedding of a friend of my fiancé a little while ago and they had specific photo setups e.g. signing the register where phones and photos were allowed. At any other time they were not. No-one complained and the wedding was lovely.
I hadn’t thought about it before the wedding but when I had my meeting with the registrars they asked if we wanted them to tell guests not to use their phones during the ceremony. I said yes please!! They also asked that no one posted photos online until we had posted our first one. We waited until the day after because it was so busy all day/evening. But we had the best day and there’s no photos with guests using phones during the ceremony 😊 it’s absolutely acceptable to ask this of your guests x
Our registrar asked people not to take photos until invited to, once our photographer had got his shots. She also asked them not to post any on social media until after the evening guests had arrived x
We put a little note on our ceremony booklets asking please not to take pictures of the bride coming down the aisle that we would share our photographer photos with everyone after and seemed to work and be well received
We dont want any photo's being put on any social media till after the evening guests have arrived.
No! Were making a sign and also ensuring the registrar enforces no phones/cameras!
We are doing the same.. no phones during the ceremony! We have a sign I got from Amazon and we will display it just by the seats and also telling our groosmens to remind guests as they are being seated x
We are having a no phone ceremony! I think it’s totally rude going on your phone during someone’s day! I seen this and going to copy the idea
We didn’t allow phones. I put a note in the invitation then asked the officiant you say as well.
We didn’t want people to live the moment through their screens. We did however allow when register was signed x
Mally's crafts on Facebook have unplugged wedding signs, you can place one of these in full view, I'm sure people will accept the request. X
Guests took pics during our ceremony ( discretely) they turned out to be better than the photographer x
I think that is a lovely idea, keep everyone in the moment, celebrating your love! X
We didn't ask they didn't use their phones but I can't off the top of my head recall a single picture where someone is on their phone
We're having an unplugged ceremoney
I know lots of people who requested this x
Not unreasonable. I asked to the registrar to make the announcement of no mobiles phone use during the ceremony.
I can completely understand people asking for no phones so that’s your prerogative, but we personally aren’t making any rules like that - the main thing we want is for everyone to feel relaxed & if they’re enthusiastic enough to take photos, we would hate to stop them! And we’re definitely fine with guests posting pics on social media before we do - why ever not? It just shows they’re enjoying our day & that’s our main aim!
As a wedding Videographer and Photographer, not only do I feel it's reasonable, I strongly recommend it.
Unplugged ceremonies are becoming very popular. You can get some lovely signs informing guests it's an unplugged ceremony and have your celebrant announce the same as well
We asked untill the photographer had got all his shots if everyone could not take photos and them they were aloud to take photos with there phones just get your registrar or vicker to ask people before the wedding starts that's what we did
Nope every wedding I’ve been to (including mine) has requested during the ceremony phones are away x
At my wedding when I was with the registrar she asked me if I wanted an announcement putting out about phones and to let the photographer take the photos instead etc. We both said yes please, (separately, but she confirmed my h2b had also said yes).
Plus all the weddings I've been to have also had an announcement by the registrar with the same thing.
They always say to turn phones off or put on silent, to let the photographer take the photos but there will be a period of time where they'll allow for the guests to take a photo, which is usually when you sign the register (the blank one not the pepper one).
We put a little note on the order of service saying during the ceremony we would like no phone photography and we would share photos if people wished. Our vicar also mentioned it before the service. Almost everyone obliged
Put a sign up and if you have a toastmaster he or she can say something
I don't mind people using their phones. I want lots of un posed natural photos taking. You can ask for them not to be used though.
Not at all there are plenty of signs you can order explaining about no phones or social media xx