THE UNPLUGGED WEDDING
Technology is EVERYWHERE. It is awesome to have a built-in camera on our phone to be able to let everyone know what you are doing as you are doing it. Being plugged in has its perks, but during a wedding, we are hoping guests will be plugged into the moment. That they will be watching you walk down the aisle with their eyes and not through the screen of their cell phone. We understand they are excited and want to get pictures, and we are ok with that, however, it is a bummer when the only thing you see is cell phone backs vs your loved one’s faces. We like to photograph your parents as they watch you get married and when they have a phone or camera in front of their face we lose that moment. They WILL get pictures of you during the reception with their devices, and they will get our professional images in high res, we just encourage you to encourage them to enjoy your wedding and not their technology.
Here are 5 Reasons why Dee and Kris Suggest an Unplugged Wedding:
Here is the verbiage you can use to encourage your guests to enjoy your wedding instead of being consumed behind a camera or cell phone or tablet. This is best read by the DJ or Officiant BEFORE the groom comes out, normally 3-5 minutes pre-wedding.
“Good evening family and friends. We will be starting the wedding of ____ & ____ in a few minutes and ask you to please silence your cell phones. The couple also requests the following:
“We want you to be able to really enjoy our wedding day, feeling truly present and in the moment with us. We’ve hired photographers who will be capturing the way the wedding looks — and we’re inviting each of you to sit back, relax, and just enjoy how the wedding feels. We’re respectfully asking that everyone consider leaving all cameras and cell phones off for the remainder of the ceremony. Of course, we will happy to share our wedding photos with you afterward!”
We have one more suggestion to get our those most-take-a-picture-jitters! After the bride comes out, allow guests 30 seconds to a minute of selfie’s with the couple before beginning the ceremony. Allison and Pieter asked their friends and family to take out their phone and snap all the selfies and pictures they possibly could in 1 minute! Then after they captured their fun wedding pictures the couple asked everyone to put their phones away for the rest of the ceremony. This idea courtesy of Steve Schon at Function 45 DJs