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Unplugged Weddings: What are they and why might you want one?

For a couple looking for an unforgettable experience, an unplugged wedding might just be the thing. Although it might appear unconventional, it's becoming more and more popular. What is an unplugged wedding, you might ask?...

More and more, couples are asking their guests to put their phones down during the wedding and connect with each other instead. It means that all phones and social media are banned for the big day and your guests have to experience your wedding in the moment.

Unplugged weddings are a beautiful idea for couples who want to get married in front of their friends and family, but don't want the distraction of phones going off, or people taking photos during the ceremony. When you walk down the aisle you want to see your friends and family smiling back at you, rather than a sea of phones. The same applies to your professional photos, you want your professional photos to show guests looking at you and not at their phones.

You decide what photos make it onto social media

With an unplugged wedding you decide what photos make it onto social media. You don't have to worry about guests posting pictures online because you're in control.

"You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life." — Joan Miro

Tips for planning an Unplugged Wedding

When you're planning a wedding, it's important to consider the impact that guests will have on your day. Asking people not to take pictures can be a tough request—after all, it's one of the most memorable parts of any wedding! But there are ways to make sure that your guests understand why you're asking them to leave their phones in their pockets.

-Make it clear in the wedding invitation that you're having an unplugged wedding. This sets the tone for guests, who will know to leave their cameras at home and phones in their purses or pockets.

-Make it clear that the photographer will be taking photos throughout the event and that you'd love for everyone to enjoy themselves as much as possible so they can get some great shots!

-Make sure that your photographer is on board with the no-picture policy. They should be able to explain this request to your guests so that they don't feel like they're being told what to do.

In the end, an unplugged wedding can be exactly what any couple wants it to be. They certainly aren't for everyone, but they are an option that many people should consider - even if only as a way to make their wedding a little bit more unique.

Book a Professional Wedding Photographer

If you're planning an unplugged wedding, a professional photographer will undoubtedly be a critical aspect of your day. You'll want to work with a photographer who understands the meaning behind this kind of ceremony and can provide images that are equally as special. Look for someone who has experience in this type of event and can help guide you, offering resources or advice throughout the planning process. The more time you put into finding the right photographer, the more pictures and memories you'll have to last a lifetime.Book Award-Winning Photographers Daisy and Selina from Robinson Road Photography. Request a Wedding Photography brochure now.

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