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How to Have an Unplugged Ceremony

April 12, 2019

So you’ve decided to have an unplugged ceremony, but aren’t quite sure how to tell your guests? Here is a list of 5 ways let your guests in on your plan:

  1. Give guests notice on your wedding website. If you have created a wedding website I would put a little something in your details section so your guests can be prepared. Also I would kindly remind them that they will be able to see the images your photographer took after the wedding.
  2. Put it on your invitations.
  3. Have a sign in front of the ceremony. A lot of couples will get a cute sign, so their guests can be reminded as they are looking for their seats. Although I would recommend doing this along with something else as some guests may miss the sign amongst the excitement.
  4. Include a note in your program
  5. Get your officiant in on the plan. Ask him or her to make a brief announcement before the ceremony starts.

Not sure how to say it? Here are some ways you can phrase it:

“Welcome to our unplugged wedding. We invite you to be fully present with us during our ceremony, so please turn off all phones and cameras. Thank you!”

“The bride and groom kindly request an unplugged ceremony. Please turn off all devices and enjoy being fully present in this moment with us.”

“The greatest gift you can give us today is to be truly present, so please turn off all phones and cameras and enjoy this special moment with us. ”

“Please turn off your cameras and devices until after the ceremony. We want to see your lovely faces and happy smiles!”

“Please turn off all phones and cameras as we exchange our vows. Photos welcome at our plugged-in reception!”

“We’re so glad you’re here! Please stow away your phones and cameras until the reception. We promise to share the beautiful pictures taken today.”

“Thank you for coming! We have but one plea. Please keep our ceremony camera-free. Though our I Do’s are unplugged, our reception is not. Once our vows are exchanged, you’re free to take a shot!”


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