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In the age of smartphones, everyone has access to a good quality camera at all times. This is fantastic for those of us who Instagram or want to send a quick pic to a friend for a laugh. However, this can become an issue when you’re walking down the aisle and instead of seeing the faces of your family and friends, you see their iPhones.
Many couples are opting for unplugged weddings, or at least unplugged ceremonies. This means that the only person taking photos is their hired photographer, and of course, there are pros and cons to doing this.
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Think of the most important moments of the day- your first look; the ceremony and your first dance, and have these moments be tech free. Allow your photographer to be the only one taking photos during these particular times so that you and your guests can fully share these special moments. Then allow them to go crazy during cocktail hour and the dancing so you can still see fun pictures of all your guests.
If you decide to have an unplugged wedding, or even unplugged moments, make sure to tell your guests before-hand so there are no surprises or hurt feelings. Put a little note in your invites that says: “We want everyone to be fully present as we say ‘I do’, so we will be having an unplugged ceremony. Please refrain from using your phones until the dancing portion of the evening! Thanks!” Then, on the day, have your officiant remind everyone that you will be having an unplugged ceremony.
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