One of the signs popping up more and more at today’s weddings has
one simple statement: “Welcome to our unplugged ceremony.”
Technology has allowed all of us to take amazing photos and videos
with the cameras on our phones, but that does not make us professional
photographers and videographers.
When a phone, or even worse a tablet, is sticking up in the air
during your ceremony, it can actually obstruct the work of the photographer and
videographer you’ve hired. We’ve seen the end result too many times. A
professional photographer is actively taking a picture when a guest decides to
try to snap a shot and unintentionally destroys the potentially stunning shot.
So, more and more couples are opting for an “unplugged” ceremony,
making it clear on their wedding websites, in their invitations, by including signs
at the ceremony entrance, notices on programs and even announcements from the
officiant reminding guests to “unplug” and be present.