So I've been thinking very strongly about having an unplugged ceremony. I want guests to be there and not worry about taking pictures and Facebooking the event. I've read articles about putting a little note at the bottom of the program along the lines of:
"We want you to be able to relax and have fun with us today! This in mind, we invite you to put down your favorite devices and just be present in the moment with us. Please leave your camera in your bag (we've got photography covered!), and put your cell phone on mute (we promise they'll call back!).
We're happy to share our professional wedding photos later, but the greatest gift you can give us today is just being fully here with us in this sacred and special moment."
I see the benefits and generally like the idea of just taking some time to be "unplugged". My parents see it as telling guests they have no common sense and that they will get extremely offended. I feel as though if I was a guest at a wedding I wouldn't care and would respect their wishes.
Any thoughts? Anyone been to a wedding like this or had one? How did it go over?