I want to start by saying that I tried to find the answer in past threads but was not getting exactly what I was looking for. Most of the threads discussing "Unplugged" Ceremonies talk about people taking pictures. I don't care if people take pics and have already informed my photographer that if someone is in her way she should politely ask them to move, as it is her job to take pictures.
I am not having a DOC but my aunt is constantly trying to help fill this role. I am appreciative but have made it clear that this is not expected of her. She made a suggestion today that shortly before the ceremony starts she would like to ask guest to silence their phones so that the ringer does not go off during the ceremony. Something along the lines of "Hey everyone, we are about to start and if you planned on silencing your cell phone now is the perfect time".
I am torn. While I would be really disappointed if someone's phone went off during the ceremony, I worry about telling adults what to do. I know that is inappropriate, but her suggestion seemed polite and less like a demand than a reminder. What do you think? Out of line or Ok?