Trends come and go in the wedding industry, but I truly hope unplugged weddings stick around for good! Here are my top three reasons every couple should have an unplugged wedding ceremony:
Do you really want your family and friends to witness your wedding ceremony through an iPhone screen? Or even worse.. an iPad?! (yep, I’ve seen it happen!!) The answer to that question should always be NO. When Josh and I got married, having an unplugged ceremony was at the top of our our non-negotiable list. We understood that everyone was super excited to see us, but we wanted everyone to be in the moment and not worry about their electronic devices. I think having an unplugged ceremony is extra important if you are having a unique ceremony. You don’t want anyone to miss anything special!
This is a BIG one. I can’t tell you how many times images are ruined by someone leaning into the aisle trying to get a picture of the bride. SHEESH! It’s wonderful that guests want to share photos, but it’s also important to respect the professionals, too! Couples invest in a good photographer because they trust them to capture the day and all the special moments. The last thing you want to do is have someone’s flash go off during the first kiss which could ruin the professional’s shot. YIKES!
When I got married, I was SO happy to see that our photographers were the first people to post images of our wedding to their Facebook and Instagram pages. They were crisp and clear and had zero distractions in them! Some people like to share everything they do online and some do not and I wanted to be respectful of that! Rather than having a ton of people taking photos of our ceremony, we stuck to the professionals!
So, if you are a newly engaged bride-to-be and are contemplating an unplugged ceremony… DO IT!
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