I didn't want to add to the "This Hot Mess" discussion on the Snarky Brides thread, but I had this question and wanted to ask nonetheless:
I want an unplugged ceremony, but mostly because I don't like pictures of myself. I never allow tags on facebook, and i generally won't let people take my picture if I have a choice. We're hiring a professional photog because my FI is insisting, but otherwise I'm not down for pics, during the ceremony or after. However, I'm not going to ask anyone to not take out their cameras/phones/etc.
Is it ok if we just forego the wedding hashtag (which we're not doing no matter what), and if anyone asks tell them "oh, we're hoping people are dancing/watching/whatever instead of taking pictures" or "we're relying on the professional pics - you know how much I hate pictures anyway" (almost everyone does)? Is it like not asking for cash, when you can just offhandedly mention saving up without outright telling someone to do something?
Is there a polite way to imply that I read too much Susan Sontag in college (and goodness do I hate how people who say "live in the moment instead of taking pics" don't often get that reference!) and I really don't want people behind their cameras for the ceremony?