Brides and Grooms, you may want to consider having an unplugged wedding ceremony.
Look at this photo. This groom had to lean out past the aisle just to see his bride approaching. Why? Because guests with their phones were in the aisle and in his way.
Please consider these points:
1. Guests with phones, iPads and cameras get right in your photographer's way. They have no idea how to stay out of the way. They often ruin many of your shots and make photos worse.
You're paying a photographer quite a bit of money; that means you want great photos. They cannot do their best work with people getting in the way.
2. These same guests will get in YOUR way. You will miss moments of your own wedding day because there'll be an iPad in the way. You will miss seeing your partner's face in the aisle.
3. Imagine you're in the middle of your wedding ceremony. You're elated. You decide to take a quick glance towards your guests as you're sure they're sharing these happy moments with you, possibly even shedding a tear of their own.
What do you see? NO FACES AT ALL AS THEY ARE ALL HIDDEN BEHIND PHONES AND CAMERAS! I highly doubt this is the way you want to remember your wedding ceremony.
In your invites, tell guests you're having an unplugged ceremony: no technology, please, Write it on a chalkboard which guests can see as they arrive on the day.
Now as a Celebrant, I can share this with guests…in a “friendly” way before the Ceremony begins and perhaps touch on the subject of “Social Media” as well allowing the Bride and Groom to be the "first" to post on their own Wedding Day