Gaining quickly in popularity, the unplugged ceremony has been a favorite among some wedding vendors for obvious reasons. Recently, more and more couples are opting for their guests to put down their phones and enjoy the moment. Despite the odds being stacked in the favor of a phone-less ceremony, the choice is still, inevitably, up to the couple exchanging their vows.
- There will be no cameras, cell phones, iPads, or other devices in your professional photos as you walk down the aisle. While a skilled photographer can avoid these in most situations, if you aunt insists on sitting in an aisle seat so she can fully extend her iPhone into the aisle as you walk down, the photographer can do nothing about this. You will have to accept these in your photos.
- Some venues have strict rules about the use of flash. While your photographers and videographers are probably aware of these things, your guests in the second row may not be and flash will irritate your officiant.
- Your guests are not engaged and enjoying the moment. Your groom has tears in his eyes as he sees you for the first time. Instead of witnessing this, people may care more about how they just focused their camera on the background instead of his face and miss this touching moment.
- An errant cell phone’s ringtone going off during your vows. Enough said.
- Photos of you posted to social media. This sounds like a great thing, but remember – even people as beautiful as Beyonce can take a bad photo. Also, their friends and family will see you in your wedding dress before you may want anyone else to.
- Your custom hashtag will only have post ceremony photos in the feed.
- If your venue only allows your photographer and videographer to stay near the back of your venue, you may not have great close ups. A friend of the family sitting in the third row may have a great view of your tear-filled vows.
- More photos! While they may not be the best quality, great exposure, and most flattering – there are bound to be a few gems in the bunch!