July 8, 2020
Bride Guide #65 is a bonus post about doing an unplugged wedding by Hyrum City Utah Wedding Photographer Lauren Kay Photography.
We all love capturing that perfect picture. I, of all people, totally get that. I love nailing the perfect shot!
The truth is, though, devices are distracting and they take away from the moment. So, I want you to
consider making your wedding an unplugged wedding.
Don’t worry. You can definitely take that selfie together. But other than that, let’s put the devices away.
People feel a need to take pictures. They fear not getting to see any of the photos because that’s how
professional photography used to be. They want to be the one to get that perfect shot and post it on
social media right away. They aren’t even sure why, but they feel a need to take pictures. It’s honestly a
knee-jerk reaction now. I totally get that.
But you hired a photographer to do the documenting. A professional. You’re paying them to document
your day. And everyone else should be enjoying it!
Think about it. When you look through your wedding pictures, do you want to see everyone on their
phones, or do you want to see them present and celebrating with you? Do you want a picture of your
mom tearing up as you walk out of the temple or down the aisle? Or do you want one of her frantically
trying to record it with her phone? Do you want to walk out of the temple or down the aisle to see
phone screens, or people’s teary eyes? I’ve seen the screens way too often and it makes me sad.
Invite your guests to be unplugged. To be present and keep all devices shut off and put away, so that
they can celebrate with you. It doesn’t have to be your entire day, although it definitely can be. But
during the ceremony or after the sealing are times I recommend asking your guests to be unplugged.
You can tell them on a sign at your ceremony, or on an insert in your invitation.
This may not be for you and that is a-okay. But if you’d rather your guests be present with you than on
their phones, I would highly recommend it.
Don’t worry, if I’m your photographer, I get your images back so fast. Enjoy your honeymoon and you’ll
have those pictures to share before you know it. And you can share your gallery with all your family and
You can say something like…
“We invite you to be fully present with us at our sealing/ceremony and ask that you turn off all devices
and refrain from taking photos. We look forward to sharing our professional photos with you after the
“We really want to see your faces. Please turn off all devices and refrain from taking photos”
Or search “ways to announce an unplugged wedding” online and there are plenty of ideas.
I’m a super low key wedding photographer, click here for more info/ to book: https://laurenkayphoto.com/contact