How to Have Unplugged Weddings?

In a world where sharing our daily life in social media has become the norm, it is unsurprising that cellphones and mobile gadgets are a big part of everyday life for many people. Here at Saiaf Films, we have many brides asking about making their special day an unplugged wedding, because they are worried that (1) guests won’t be 100% present during the celebration and (2) it may ruin some otherwise great shots that your Chandler Multicultural Wedding Photographer has captured.

How to Inform Your Guests

There are many ways to do the announcement that you have decided to make your wedding unplugged.

Save the Dates and Invitations

You may want to mention this right at the beginning stages and add the message onto your save the dates and/or wedding invitations. One fun and playful way to do this would be to add a funny cartoon sketch or some funky font text with the announcement.

Welcome Gifts

You may also want to wait until closer to the day and include a little note in everybody’s welcome bags explaining your reason for this and what benefits it is going to have for everyone to be completely present on your day. Just be sure to make it clear that they will get beautiful photos to remember your day and that these will be provided by your trustee South Asian Arizona Wedding Photography team.


Wooden Signs

If you are having a beach wedding (or maybe an outdoor rustic one), a very sweet way and usually very fitting with the décor of the ceremony would be to add a wooden sign reminding your wedding guests that you would like no phones/iPads present during the ceremony. This does not only look great, but gives them that gentle nudge to put their phones away.

If all else fails, relax…

How do you react if you do see somebody using their phones? Our answer would be, relax! Remember, they are probably having such a great day and feel/look fabulous, it’s completely normal for them to want to capture and post about this! Rather than feeling bothered or angry with them not following your request, just ignore and have fun with them instead. Or just remind your guests to not get in the way of your Most Affordable Wedding Videographer Gilbert and that your hired professionals will share photos of the day after the wedding. They should understand your wishes and can post any photos they do have on their phones at a later date.