A Charleston Event's TOP 5 Reasons to Unplug for the Wedding Ceremony (in the voice over that they use on David Letterman)
#5 The bride just tripped over your tripod!
#4 "I was hoping to see the live version but your phone is in the way. Oh well, at least you have a big enough screen."
#3 "Who am I supposed to smile at?" (says the wedding party while everyone is telling them to "look here - look here!"
#2 "Click, click, click, click, click, click, click...I can't hear the vows"
#1 reason...The wedding party wants to get to happy hour!
Let's face it, we ALL have cameras right at our fingertips. Nowadays, it seems that if it is portable well then it should have a camera in it. I think all of us have spent a pretty penny on a camera just hoping that we could be the next Ansel Adams (hasn't happened for me yet).
A wedding ceremony is a joyous occasion and of course you want to document the moment. But as an invited guest to the ceremony, the bride and groom want you to enjoy and relish in the occasion. So much time and preparation has gone in to choosing the right vendors...especially the photographer and I think it is time that we leave the "clicking" to them.
Take a look at some of the recent articles on the web on this issue. I hope you enjoy.
"You Might Want to Consider an Unplugged Wedding"
"Forever Hold Your Tweets"
"Unplugged Weddings: Why You Should Put Away Your Phone at Nuptials"