Unplugged Ceremony Trend
John Myers Photography

What Is An Unplugged Wedding?

An unplugged wedding is when couples do not want guests to take photos during their ceremony or reception. An increasing popular trend, an unplugged wedding has its purpose and at the same time lends for alternative ideas.

What Is The Purpose?

Couples spend alot of money to have a professional photographer to capture their memories throughout the day. A beautiful professional shot of a bride walking down the aisle to her groom can quickly be ruined by a background full of guests holding up ipads and cameras.

Can I have an unplugged ceremony and allow guest photography at the reception?

Absolutely! As a matter of fact, alot of couples will allow guests the freedom to take photos during the cocktail hour and the reception. It is still important to communicate to guests, if you want any photos shared on social media.

What wording can be used to announce your unplug wedding (ceremony)?

“The bride and groom kindly request an unplugged ceremony. Please turn off all cell phones and cameras and fully enjoy being present in the moment.”

“Please turn off all electronic devices as we exchange our vows. We welcome photos at our reception.”

“As a courtesy, we kindly request no photography during our unplugged ceremony. We want you to be in the moment with us.”

“We want you to enjoy the day with us. Please turn off all cell phones and cameras to allow our professional photographer to capture our special moments.”

Alternative Idea

If you decide to have a complete unplugged wedding, you could provide a photo booth with the capability of printing photos on the spot.

An unplugged wedding (ceremony) has increasingly become popular over the last few years. It isn’t a trend that you MUST follow but you need to make the best decision for you.