Should you have an Unplugged Wedding?

Since Australian Wedding Photographer, Thomas Stewart, posted his 531 word rant on his Facebook page about why guests should leave their cameras and phones turned off, there has been a buzz of controversy regarding whether a couple should ask guests to come to their wedding unplugged.

Thomas started his rant with, “Right. I’ve had enough.” And then went on to show this image of a groom having to lean out past the mob of guest-paparazzi to see his lovely partner coming down the aisle.

Picture-taking aside, maybe you just want to go old-school tech-free? With the advancement of technology, more and more people are rarely without their devices. To ensure that your wedding is as unplugged as you want it to be, be clear upfront about what you want. Add a note to the invitations, use cute signs at the service, and have the officiant remind your guests before the ceremony begins. Your wedding tribe can also serve as unofficial phone-bouncers as they seat guests.

The moments go by in a blink, savour it. Savour it all.

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