Unplugged Wedding – What is it?
You may have heard of an unplugged wedding, but what exactly is it?
In short, it’s where you ask your friends and family if they would refrain from taking photographs and videos on the phones and IPads.
Why would you want this? It’s quite simple really. You’ve paid for a professional photographer to capture the day and all the memories you’re making. The guests are there to enjoy the day too, you have invited them after all and they’ve spent their hard earned cash on some smart new threads for the day.
If your guests are snapping away holding up their phones and iPads yes they’re watching the day, but through a screen. And that’s just not the same, it’s like they’re there but not there at the same time.
Call me old fashioned but as much as technology is fantastic, it is also a hindrance. Without realising it we spend so long looking at a screen rather than the beauty in what lies before us.
Of course there will be one or two who are rule breakers sneaking a cheeky little picture.
Another big part of an unplugged wedding is that by the time the bride and groom have even walked down the aisle after saying “I do” there are a number of photographs on social media already. And they may prefer to wait for the official photographs from said professional wedding photographer.
Personally I’m happy either way, a plugged or an unplugged wedding. I’love. Have a blast no matter what and capture the moments for the couple to share and look back on for years to come.