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The 21st century has given us many wonderful things with ipads and smart phones becoming such a big part of our day to day lives. Social media too gives us the opportunity to share special moments via videos and images on to Facebook and Instagram with a swipe of a finger.

When it comes to weddings though, more and more couples are opting for an unplugged wedding and I can’t say this isn’t a bad thing at all.

Recent Bride Sammie says:

One of the first decisions my husband and I made when planning our wedding was to have an unplugged wedding. I remember discussing this with our celebrant and photographer who were both ecstatic at the decision as happy snappers can make their jobs that little bit harder. It was a decision that we made as we had had numerous friends who would only ever see a wedding through their screens and some even live posting to facebook during the ceremony, we wanted our guests to be present in the moment and enjoy it without trying to get a better photo than our professional photographer and getting in their way.

Before I arrived to our ceremony our Celebrant announced to our guests that we were having an unplugged wedding along with letting them know the bride was on the way! Our florist also supplied a gorgeous sign with a pretty quote that our guests saw as soon as they entered the garden. Our guests were very respectful of our decision with no one trying to take any sneaky shots!

One of my favourite aspects of the day was that our guests were present and in the moment rather than trying to capture it. I also noticed that once they had put their phones away they were engaged, they interacted, they enjoyed the day and made new friends. Most of our guests kept their phones away for the day and danced and mingled the night away, I attribute this to many guests saying our day was the most fun they have had at a wedding.

So, be nice and turn off your device!!!! Sit back, enjoy and let the professionals get on and do their job. #unplugyourphone Amen.

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