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Five pros of an 'unplugged' wedding ceremony

Five pros of an 'unplugged' wedding ceremony


Written by Katie Byrne


Asking your guests to leave their phones at the door isn't just a privilege of the Hollywood elite, FYI...

 

Whilst it was originally a controversial concept, the idea of the unplugged wedding - asking guests to leave their mobile phones in their pockets or bags, rather than producing them during your wedding ceremony - has actually never been more popular.

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Why? There are various reasons, as outlined below, and there's no shame in asking your nearest and dearest if they'd mind keeping their phones at bay during your wedding ceremony. Read on to find out why you might want to consider it for your own w-day!

#1 Guests will focus more on the ceremony...

...And less on the perfect filter for their pics, or zooming in to catch the bride's unusual veil. 

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#2 You've hired a professional photographer for a reason

Guests don't need to spend their time trying to capture the perfect light-hitting-the-happy-couple shot, as there's a pro on-hand to do exactly that.

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Plus, if there's only one camera for the wedding party to focus on rather than, oh, fifty, the professional pics will probably be even better, anyway. 

 

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#3 And on that subject...

  

Australian photographer Thomas Stewart hit headlines when he shared this image on his Facebook page, highlighting exactly how - well - annoying it can be when every guest in the venue tries to get the perfect photo of the bride walking down the aisle.

Image: Thomas Stewart

In his post, Stewart commented: "Look at this photo. This groom had to lean out past the aisle just to see his bride approaching. Why? Because guests with their phones were in the aisle and in his way. This sucks." Read more here.

  

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#4 You don't want your wedding vows interrupted by someone's phone ringing, do you?

Naturally, we're making a pretty big assumption here - perhaps you dream of hearing a tinny version of Fifth Harmony's Work blaring out as you're about to say 'I do'...

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#5 It will encourage interaction between your guests

People are more likely to chat and introduce themselves to other guests if they're not glued to their phones (and the latest level of Candy Crush). Just saying!

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