Having An Unplugged Wedding

HMUA | Made In Chynjah

Venue | The Castle At Rockwall

Dress | David's Bridals

Earrings | Kendra Scott

Photographer | Rae De Lain Weddings

What does it mean to have an unplugged wedding? An unplugged wedding is when we kindly ask our guests to turn off their phones, cameras, tablets, and other mobile devices during the ceremony.

What are the advantages?

Choosing an unplugged wedding comes with several benefits. When guests use their own cameras, it can impact the professional photography you've invested in. Guests often take photos simultaneously with us, and their flashes can interfere with our cameras, resulting in overexposed images (and unsalvageable) or odd shadows and lighting throughout the photos.

Guests' cameras may leave a red or green dot from their focusing mechanisms, which will be visible in our images. If guests forget to silence their cameras, the noise they make while taking photos can be quite loud and distracting to you and your guests.

Let's talk about iPads and other tablets used for photography—they're quite large and very distracting. When we capture a wide photo of your ceremony, attention is drawn straight to the tablet, diverting focus from the beautiful couple exchanging vows.

Guests might unintentionally obstruct the professional photographers by standing in the aisle or in front of them, potentially disrupting their shot. Even during family formals, guests standing around the photographers to capture their shots can create harsh lighting with flashes. This can make it challenging for the photographer to capture a good photo with everyone looking at the camera when there are multiple people taking photos around you.

Most importantly, when guests are focused on taking photos, they may not fully immerse themselves in the moment. Their attention is divided, and they may miss out on fully experiencing and enjoying the event.

While we highly recommend an unplugged wedding, we respect your choices if you decide otherwise. If you have any questions about this or need guidance on how to implement an unplugged wedding, please feel free to contact us, and we'd be happy to discuss it with you.

Here is the wording for an unplugged ceremony:


A Special Request for an Unplugged Celebration

Dear Friends and Family,

As our special day approaches, we are filled with excitement and gratitude for the love and support you've shown us. We're reaching out with a small request that will enhance the joy of our ceremony for everyone involved.

In the spirit of creating an intimate and unforgettable experience, we kindly ask you to embrace the beauty of the moment by refraining from using your phones and cameras during the ceremony. Our incredible photographers will be working diligently to capture each precious second, and we want you to be fully present, enjoying the celebration with us.

By putting away your devices, you not only allow our talented photographers to work unobstructed, ensuring stunning images, but you also contribute to the overall atmosphere of warmth and connection that we cherish.

Your understanding and cooperation mean the world to us, and we can't wait to share this magical day with you all. Let's make it a celebration filled with love, laughter, and beautiful memories!

With heartfelt appreciation,

Bride + Groom

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