Photo taken at The Columbia Club
by Summerly Photography
by Summerly Photography
The Unplugged Ceremony
It has become very popular to announce an unplugged ceremony. It's when you ask your guests to silence and put away cell phones and refrain from taking pictures during the wedding. There are opinions about this and it can be worded in many different ways.
Many venues provide cute signs, or you may choose to invest in one for your ceremony thinking it will do the trick. I think the signs are really cute but I think it's better to say something at the right time during the ceremony so guest actually get the message.
This is not for everyone - and for more than one reason. You may know your family better and know it's pointless to ask! Some couples simply ask guests to stay seated during their ceremony instead of standing up and taking pictures. Some couples want you to keep the wedding off of social media.
I talked to a photographers that said she offers a discount if you announce an unplugged ceremony!
The One-Time Photo-Op
This is something new - at least to me. You can choose to give your guests an opportunity to use their phones to take a picture - all at the same time during the ceremony. You might choose to do it at the beginning or at the end before you are pronounced married. It can be fun!
Unplugged Wedding Ceremony Option 1
Family, friends, honored guests, on behalf of Name and Name, I would like to warmly welcome you to the celebration of their marriage. They wish to express their gratitude for each of you who has chosen to be here today. During the ceremony this afternoon, we respectfully request that you silence and put away all cell phones and cameras so we can all be fully present in this moment. Thank you! Let us begin…
Unplugged Wedding Ceremony Option 2
Ladies and gentlemen, friends and family, welcome to Name and Name's Wedding! I ask that you silence your phones and refrain from taking pictures during the wedding. There are professional photographers here to catch all the important moments. They will happily share those pictures with you when they are done. Thank you very much, and let us begin…
Unplugged Wedding Ceremony Options 3
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much for joining us today. Before we begin the ceremony, I’d like to ask you to refrain from sharing anything about the ceremony on social media until the reception. Name and Name are coming together today in the celebration of their marriage and would like the focus at this time to be on the ceremony. Thank you. Let us begin!
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I am open to marrying any couple. It is my goal to meet each couple where they are and help them to have a positive wedding experience. In order to meet you where you are, I approach every wedding with an open mind - I don’t know anything about you until you tell me and that’s only if you choose to tell me. Wedding ceremony scripts have been written for years for brides and grooms. Now, bride and bride or groom and groom are very common. Some couples are choosing to forego traditional gender roles altogether and are using the terms spouse or partner. If you have made the choice to use non-traditional pronouns, please let me know, and I will be happy to honor your preferences. Any wedding ceremony script can be changed to reflect those personal preferences.
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