Exclusive “Unplugged” Wedding Day Plans
Rethinking Wedding Cell Phone Etiquette
No matter the event, people will want to bring cell phones to it. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept them as inevitable uninvited guests.Think about what you would like during your wedding ceremony and day.
Etiquette-wise, guests should defer to your requests, but keep in mind: You can’t control every variable, and part of what makes a wedding fun is often unexpected. Which is a way of saying; “Some guests may not comply, all you can do is make the request by being clear about your desire for an “unplugged” wedding. When you are clear about your device policy and guest can be clear as well.
Ideas For Planning Accordingly
In your wedding invitation announce that your wedding day will be an “unplugged” event. No cell phones. The sooner you tell them the better. Guest rarely like to be surprised. Here are a few different way of saying it.
- “We’re turning our cell phones off and having some fun.”
- “We’ll be dancing the night away without our cell phones.”
- “We wish to remind you to please turn off your cell phone ringer and refrain from using your cell phone during the wedding ceremony. Thank you!”
Before the wedding ceremony, you can have the best man or your wedding officiate make a quick announcement. A light toned statement, saying something like: “We welcome each one of you here today. The bride and groom are requesting your full attention, be here with us. Kindly consider “unplugging” for this event.”
Exclusive “Unplugged” Wedding Day Defined
It’s best to be clear about what ‘The Exclusive”Unplugged” Wedding’ means for you. Elaborate in detail regarding your request for an “unplugged” wedding.
Make your request clear. What are you asking?
- Please Silence Your Cell Phone
- Please Turn Your Cell Phone Off
- Kindly Refrain From Social Posting
- Abstain From Texting
- Cell Phones Off In Building
Exclusive”Unplugged” Wedding Day Memories
Thinking it though before your wedding day, may get you the memories you envision.
Do you want to hear cell phones ringing? Do you want to see guests looking down in their lap to send a quick text? Or the intrusion of people leaving to respond to a vibrating pocket?
No matter how clearly and politely you communicate your wishes, someone will have a plus-one you specifically told them not to bring. Don’t chastise your plugged-in guests.
Remember this really is about your coming together and having a good time. Although it’s not the venue for devices they may show up. Some people just can not help themselves.
Here’s Your Exclusive “Unplugged” Wedding Day!