Have you heard the term, ‘Unplugged Wedding’? It’s when wedding guests are asked to turn off their cell phones and put down their digital cameras during the ceremony (and sometimes even the reception). The idea being that they should be enjoying the experience as it unfolds and leaving the picture-taking and sharing to the wedding photographer and the bride and groom.
Rangefinder magazine recently reported on Plugged vs. Unplugged Weddings (and how photographers manage both) this article in their October issue. The stats below were collected in a recent study of 1,000 + adults who attended at least one wedding in the past 12 months.
Would you ask your guests to unplug? As a photographer, have you ever requested that guests turn their phones or cameras off? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.