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This Is Why You Should Consider Having An Unplugged Wedding

It’s time to switch off.

This Is Why You Should Consider Having An Unplugged Wedding

Today we want to encourage you to switch off and live in the moment. Keep reading to find out how to do it.

What is an unplugged wedding?

In today’s world, we’re so encouraged to take a picture of every single moment and post it on social media. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, you name it, we’ll post it. And when it comes to weddings, we know they can be too wonderful to simply leave your phone tucked away.

But there’s quite a big problem with this at weddings in particular. ‘Photobombing’ doesn’t just mean someone leaping in front of the lens as the camera is being taken. It also applies when someone’s phone or camera intrudes on what was initially a perfect moment to capture.

That’s why a lot of couples decide to have an unplugged wedding. They don’t want to be surrounded by friends constantly adding pictures to social media. Plus, don’t you want to be the first person to share a picture of your wedding online?

Here are the main reasons why couples opt to have an unplugged wedding:

1. In the wedding pictures you care about the most (your professional photos), all you can see is guests looking down at their phones. Of course, you want to see their faces!

2. Guests are often so busy sharing every moment of the day online that they aren’t present and miss moments that you would have liked to share with them.

3. People never behave naturally when they know there are cameras everywhere they look.

4. Pictures of you and your wedding may get published online before you would have liked. This is a day you don’t want to be on your phone and this has a good chance of making you feel paranoid.

5. After all that snapping and uploading, there’s only one thing people will care about – finding somewhere to charge their phone.

If you’re thinking that you want to have an unplugged wedding, the solution is simple. Make sure that you have at least one professional photographer present at all times. They’re the ones that are going to take the best pictures and your guests will appreciate them even more.

By having two photographers (check if yours has an assistant or back-up), they can work together to capture all the key moments. That way, nobody will leave the reception feeling as if they missed something magical.

Wedding photographers are professionals and they are usually very organised. The only thing left for you to do is politely advise guests that you would prefer them to leave the photography to the professionals.

You could do this by having someone from the wedding party make an announcement (e.g. the best man). Or, create a bespoke sign to place near your venue. You could also let them know through your wedding website. It’s nothing to worry about. There are plenty of fun and creative ways to let people know about your unplugged wedding.

If you’re planning to have an unplugged wedding, here are some key messages to mention to your guests…

*This is just in case they comment on your decision (which they should respect either way):

1. You’re paying a professional photographer to capture every moment of your special day.

2. All photos taken at your wedding will be shared with your guests when they’re ready.

3. Seeing them having fun and being involved is far better than seeing them looking down at their phone screen.

4. Really, it’s the collection of professional wedding photos that you will treasure forever. Not random selfies uploaded with a hashtag.

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to their wedding day. If you want a complete phone ban on your big day, then maybe an unplugged wedding is the way to go.

Discover how to bring your wedding dreams to life by booking an appointment to discuss your plans with one of our consultants today.

By Holly Sutton

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This is why you should consider having an unplugged wedding