Unplugging your wedding?
In this day an age we live in an always connected world. We have phones, tablets, camera’s and all sorts of devices at every moment in our lives. Our kids will live in an world where images and connectivity are always present. So as you are planning your wedding have you considered asking your guests to disconnect before starting the day. No phones etc… during the ceremony or the reception (in between they can do as they like)?
We spend a lot of time seeing the world through our screens. It is kind of like watching live but on TV. Will your guests be much more encompassed by the moment if they truly participate and not just view your special day? It also reduces some issues and complications. Many weddings become more difficult for your wedding photographer and videographer when they have to compete with Aunt May to get that special picture. You have paid professionals to document the day and the last thing you want is to have an elbow from your high school friend get in the way.
It also reduces those “embarrassing” pictures of you taking a bite of dinner or that weird look when you were turning as the first memories that make it on Facebook for your family oversees. With digital images it is easy to share pictures of your special day afterwards with everyone so they can all keep those memories. If you do want some impromptu pictures there are services or apps that allow you to see the images captured for you instead of using personal phones. These can also be “released” at a certain time.
It isn’t for everyone but it might be something nice to consider … Is this one day a day to not view those special moments from an iphone screen.