Going unplugged on your wedding day is certainly a modern-day problem. With all guests posing as wedding day photographers, it can often be hard to manage sneaky snaps making their way onto social media, or guests having their phone in front of their face in your professional snaps.
But how do you encourage your guests to put away their phone, without sounding like a nag? Here are some top ways to encourage your guests to put away their phone and go unplugged for your Cambridge Wedding.
Mention it on your Wedding Website & Invites
Whether you mention it through a little poem on your wedding invites, or a small paragraph on your wedding website, mentioning your unplugged wedding early will help guests understand. Leaving it on your RSVP will also make sure all guests see the message.
Ask your officiant to make an announcement before your ceremony
There is nothing worse than a mobile going off during the intimate parts of your wedding. So, ask your officiant to mention devices before the ceremony is a great reminder for guests.
If you have an order of service, it’s worth noting on there too.
Display a sign
This is a fairly common practice, especially when you want to gently remind your guests throughout your day. Subtle ‘unplugged’ signs dotted throughout your ceremony venue and reception are a great, no intrusive approach. Plus, they can look pretty!
Get the bridal party involved
Aside from looking pretty for your pictures, your bridal party can help you throughout the day too. Be sure to ask your groomsman and bridesmaids to do little tasks to make sure the day runs as smoothly as possible. This could include reminding guests to put their phone away! Upon seating for the ceremony, Groomsman could gently ask guests to turn off their mobile or remind guests to refrain from taking photos.
Getting your guests to ditch the mobile phone and going unplugged on your wedding day can feel like a tall order. But following some of these subtle nudges can make sure you have a totally unplugged wedding day.
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