Altar Ego Wedding Ed: Trust me, you want an unplugged wedding!

Have you heard the term "unplugged wedding?"  It's something trendy and cute, right?  What does it mean and why do you need one?  Here's the deal!  At an unplugged wedding, guests put down their cameras and cell phones and instead share in this experience with you!  That's the sweet, sappy, albeit honest, package we present to your guests.  Here's the practical explanation: you paid a lot of money for your professional photographer to capture your special moments beautifully, right?  Is this how you want the moment when you're announced as "Husband and Wife" to look?

 Photo from Kreativ Wedding

Photo from Kreativ Wedding

You get the picture, right?  <pun intended>  So how do we get guests to put down the distracting phones so you can have gorgeous, meaningful photos?  It's simpler than you think!  When guests arrive for the ceremony, they are greeted by your pretty sign-in table, maybe an engagement portrait and this little number:

And it looks beautiful!  We had these cute signs created for our bride through Simply Personal.  We sell their line of custom invitations and paperie products. 

 McGowan Images

McGowan Images

Would you believe this works?  It does!  Couple the sign with this short announcement from your officiant at the beginning of the ceremony:  "The couple invites you to be fully present in this moment with them by putting away your phones and cameras.  Thank you!"  Voila!  You've got an unplugged wedding!  Guests are typically respectful of your wishes and they genuinely enjoy the ceremony more!  You're welcome!