I had never heard of an unplugged wedding before I stumbled across it looking for wedding inspiration. Apparently, they are gaining in popularity. Proponents of unplugged weddings argue that their guests should be in the moment during the ceremony and not texting, perusing Facebook, etc. Then there is also the what if someone takes a picture of the bride or groom and posts in on Facebook before the ceremony. Or what if you don’t want any pictures of your wedding on a social media site? Also, who wants to hearing cell phones going off during the presumably most important day of their life?
I get it but I have to say it’s just not for me. I am by no means addicted to my cell phone but there is a certain security you have when it’s with you. What if there is an emergency and someone needs to get a hold of you? It’s even more important if you have children at home with a babysitter. I think it’s safe to assume you want the babysitter to be able to contact you at any given time. As far as pictures on social media sites, well that doesn’t bother me either. I’m going to post them anyway so have at it! For those who would rather text then watch my ceremony… go for it. I’m not going to force anyone to pay attention. Nick and I will be paying attention and I think that’s all that matters. I will have to say that I’d appreciate cell phones at least be put on vibrate during the ceremony. I don’t think that’s too much to ask and to be honest I don’t think you really have to ask. Cell phones are a huge part of our culture now and people know when they should be silent and when they shouldn’t. If one does happen to ring during our ceremony we will just instruct the entire room to stare at you awkwardly while you fumble for your phone. That should do it!
How do you feel about unplugged weddings?