Wedding Planning Advice
Should I Have An Unplugged Wedding?
One question I get asked a lot is would I recommend a couple have an unplugged wedding. In this modern-day digital age, obviously it’s not often you find yourself free from the clutches of technology. People love their phones and their social media and are usually only one photo away from sharing a memory with the rest of the world.
Sometimes people want to put their phones down and live in the moment. They want to experience the memories they’re making rather than document them, and a wedding might just be the perfect occasion to encourage just that.
Benefit of an Unplugged Wedding
The main benefit of an unplugged wedding is the ability to eliminate the stress of social media and posting picture-perfect memories in real-time, and instead just living in the moment. You’ll have no doubt spent months wedding planning and making sure every detail is perfect, so leaving the memory capturing to a wedding videographer is the ideal way to make sure every guest is taking in every moment.
And that’s another key point when it comes to having an unplugged wedding – you pay a good money for a photographer and videographer to capture every moment with beautiful shots. When you have a whole host of guests with their state-of-the-art smartphones taking pictures, it undermines the point of having a photographer entirely. Getting rid of the phones and allowing the photographer and videographer to do what they do best is the best way to ensure your wedding is being presented exactly the way you want it to be, without you or your guests privacy being compromised.
How Do I Go Unplugged?
It’s easy enough to have an unplugged wedding. The first step is to make sure people know well in advance. Put it on the invitations, and as it gets closer to the date remind them so no one is surprised when they turn up.
It’s also a good idea to put signage and posts up around the venue to make sure anyone who might have forgotten knows that they shouldn’t be using any technology on the day of your wedding. Check out For Keeps for some signage. It might also be a good idea to have some sort of phone holding station to encourage guests further.
And finally, give guests a way to take photos at the event without their phones that they can take away. Polaroid cameras, photobooths, and disposable cameras are all ways to let you and your guests take pictures while ensuring that everyone is living in the moment and having the most possible fun on your wedding day.
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About The Author
Mike Savory is an award-winning Wedding Videographer from the UK.