A lot of my couples this year have opted for unplugged weddings and I have to say I’m SO EXCITED. If you haven’t heard of this before, an unplugged wedding ceremony is technology free - that means no cell phones, iPads, cameras or other digital distractions allowed. Unplugged weddings are the best! Here’s why:
Your guests get the opportunity to truly be in the moment. Without the distraction of taking photos, they can fully appreciate and be involved in your thoughtful ceremony.
Your images from your professional photographer will be better at an unplugged wedding ceremony - since your guests will be devoting their full attention to your ceremony, your photographer will be able to capture better reaction shots of guests, and there will be no cell phone screens cluttering up the image.
It builds anticipation - rather than have tons of blurry or unflattering cell phone photos posted online for everyone to see within seconds of your first kiss, you get to experience the excitement of waiting for and receiving gorgeous teasers and final images from your photographer. Sharing the images from your wedding with your loved ones can be far more impactful if they have to wait for them and the images are of professional quality.
In order to make sure your guests are as prepared as possible for this new tradition, make sure to include a section on your wedding website explaining why you’ve asked them to shut their phones off for the ceremony. You can also have a decorative sign displayed at the entrance to your ceremony location that requests guests power down all electronic devices prior to the ceremony, and instruct your officiant to make an announcement at the beginning of the ceremony reminding everyone to put away their devices.
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