An unplugged wedding is where you ask your guests to turn off their phones, cameras, tablets, and other mobile devices during your ceremony. Some clients have even gone as far as collecting them in a basket at the door so that people won’t break the rule.

The idea, is that you want your guests to be present at the ceremony and pay attention to the words and the rituals that are so important to you. You want to look out into the crowd and see faces, not devices. And you don’t want your wedding photos to show cell phones all over the place.

What are the benefits to an unplugged wedding?

There are many benefits to having an unplugged wedding:

How to tell guests its an unplugged wedding:

In the invitation: “The bride and groom kindly request an unplugged ceremony. Please turn off all devices and enjoy being fully present in this moment with us.” or “The greatest gift you can give us today is to be truly present, so please turn off all phones and cameras and enjoy this special moment with us.”

Or you should purchase a sign that says similar things.

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