Should You Have an Unplugged Wedding?

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There is no questioning that we live in the digital age. It’s not uncommon to see people from ages five to fifty five rocking the latest “iDevice”. So the question is, should you keep your guests from bringing their newest tech to your wedding?

 

In the world of weddings, there is a such thing where none of the guests are allowed to pull out their newest device. They call it an unplugged wedding. Yes, unplugged from their favorite social media outlets such as Instagram and Facebook. Although you would think that something like this would have made waves in the industry, it surprisingly is quite uncommon. “Why?”, you may ask? Because we love our social media! As photographers, we do our best to beat your guests to the punch when it comes to posting your photos on social media. If we are posting on Facebook as soon as possible, why can’t your guests?

Here’s the thing, we don’t want your guests to hate being at your ceremony because you won’t let them take pictures with their mini television. Many photographers will advise that you should have an unplugged wedding, but we see things differently. Our philosophy on the issue is that we are there to document your wedding date. When I say document, I mean to take pictures of your wedding the way that it is. No modifications, and no restrictions from us. Your wedding date is not a photo shoot. Its about you and we want to do our best to make it enjoyable for you and your family. None of this is to say that your shouldn’t have an unplugged wedding, just that we will be content with whatever you choose.

We recently had a wedding where almost everyone in the wedding had a phone in the way. We believe that if you are a truly good photographer, you can work in any scenario. Take for example the pictures below…

 

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There are so many phones! But, I thought of a way to eliminate the phones that were there.

 

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So I got on the ground and took a picture. That being said, it is your wedding. You will want your guests to have fun, and should base your decision on what you think is best. We stand by our photography enough that no matter what you throw our way, we can make the best out of the situation.

So, do you think that having an unplugged wedding is the way to go? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

 

~William

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My name is William. I have been a photographer for several years. I love giving tips for weddings that have derived from my experience as a wedding photographer. I am the owner of Meagan and William Photography and the Editor-in-chief of this blog.

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