7 Reasons You Should Consider Having an Unplugged Wedding
An unplugged wedding means that guests are expected to put their phones and cameras away during the wedding. These types of weddings are becoming more and more popular each year.
There are many reasons why I feel unplugged weddings are the way to go. Here are 7 reasons why you don’t want a “plugged” wedding.
1. First look photos are released on social media too early
Even for most guests at weddings, the first time they see the bride is when she is walking down the aisle. With social media taking over, lots of first looks seem to be happening earlier than expected. People are taking photos of the couple before the wedding and posting them on social media for everyone to see. This takes the anticipation of the beginning of the ceremony away!
2. Your guests’ devices can be disruptive
Not everyone will remember to put their devices on silent etcetera. Even if they’re on vibrate, sometimes they can shake the room (my phone definitely can!). Phones are disruptive! But even if you’re just taking photos, some devices are very loud.
3. Professional shots have your guest’s photobombing
I’ve seen so many guests jump in the aisle in front of the professional photographer. It ruins the shot and makes your photographer have to work so much harder to get those beautiful shots. I’ve even seen moments missed because someone was in the way. It’s truly heartbreaking.
4. Photos are over exposed and have a red tinge
Professionals gauge their shots based on the environment they are taking the photo in. They have to take everything into consideration when taking that perfect shot. It’s impossible to predict the flash of guest’s devices and the red blinking light from most cameras. This leaves you with over exposed shots and a red dot on your professional photos. Yuck.
5. Flashes create unwanted shadows
If you’ve got flashes coming from every direction, they cast odd shadows all around you. Even your professional photos will have lots of shadows which will definitely take away from the moment.
6. Say goodbye to great photos of your guests
If you allow your guests to have devices with them, they’re going to be holding those devices. Or worse, those devices will be blocking their face in all of the photos. There will be no beautiful candid shots.
7. You won’t be just sharing your day with your guests
You’ve invited your guests to share the biggest day of your life. If you allow them to have devices at your day, you’re letting them share it with everyone else as well! Not to mention, that I’m not sure they’re actually with you enjoying the day anymore. They’re too worried about what Instagram filter to use, or how to respond to comments on Facebook.