Unplugged Weddings? Is it for you?

Hey all, I am back, I just cleaned up my blog a lot and gave it a small face lift. I am also doing this onĀ  my web site but that is a massive project. This should be done by the end of July. But enough about that…

To the point of this awesome blog, Unplugged Weddings. What does that mean to you the bride and groom? Well lets start with what an unplugged wedding is. This is a wedding where your guest put away all their phones, cameras, and anything technology. Pretty much as another photographer put it, “I want to capture your face, not your phone case.” But what does this mean, as a bride you might be thinking, well I am going to get more photos if everyone is snapping. However, this is why you hired a photographer, to capture those moments for you and your guest, so that you and your guest can enjoy every moment of your special day.

But lets break it down, lets go over the pros and cons to this unplugged wedding idea.

Pros –

  • Everyone will get to enjoy your special day
  • Your photographer will be able to do their job to their fullest and make sure to capture the priceless expressions of your guest and you.
  • Weddings are about your special day and having Uncle John’s camera in your first dance photo might ruin it.
  • No phones means your guest will interact with each other. (Lets prove to them that conversations are alive and well and we don’t need phones ever second of our lives.)

Cons –

  • Sure your are going to get a lot of photos, but do you really want to see everyone’s cameras and cell phones and not the people taking the photos?
  • Your paid photographer for your wedding is not going to be able to get those shots, because everyone will be trying to take them too and most likely someone’s head will get in the photo. (The back side of heads, not a good photobomb.)
  • Aunt Kim is just learning how to use her smart phone to take a photo and your going to be in that pose for about an hour. (Say good-bye to that first course of food.)
  • Some people will chat it up, but most people will be snapping photos and then uploading them to some social media site and conversations will be lacking.
  • Did I mention Uncle John’s camera?

Extra points!!!

  • However you will have some epic selfies!!!

So pretty much, yes it is cool to take a selfie with the Bride and Groom, it’s cool to ask uncle John to take a photo of you and your friends at the wedding. But it is not cool for them to miss those really special moments, first kiss as husband and wife, first dance, the cake, Uncle John doing the chicken dance, etc. Jokes aside, make sure your special moment is enjoyed, not just by your guest, but by you. Technology is great, but sometimes it can get in the way.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this blog and hopefully you will find your answer to the question, is it for you?