Why you should have an "Unplugged Wedding"

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Hello again to our grooms & brides-to-be!

This time in Varawedding blog we’re going to discuss an “Unplugged Wedding” and why you should consider having one.


So what’s an Unplugged Wedding?

An unplugged wedding is when a couple who’s getting married to encouraged their guests to put their phones and cameras away and didn’t take photos and/or upload them to social media.


There are many variations of this such as having an unplugged ceremony only, the strictly ‘ no photo policy’ for the entire wedding celebration, and the complete ‘social media blackout’ where the guests are encouraged to not upload photos on social media until the following day or when the bride or groom have a chance to announce their marriage themselves.


What're the benefits to have an Unplugged Wedding?

Phones are such a huge part of our day-to-day lives, so it’s nice to have an excuse to switch them off and really be in the moment to celebrate the beautiful love that’s happening. Without the distraction of their phone and camera, your guest will be more focus, engaging and enjoying the wedding! This action will also lead to maintain your guests, including your privacy too.

Another benefit of not having a camera in everyone’s hands means that your photographer will take more beautiful photos for you without everyone blocking down the aisle when they try to get a good photo for their social and/or have blinding flashes everywhere. 


So if you’re the bride & a groom who would love to have an Unplugged wedding, here are a few tips to make the unplugged experience a little better for everyone involved:


Let your guest know!

Talk with your photographer about sharing a ‘sneak peek’ photos a few days after the wedding on social media so that your guests who would love to shout your special day in their social media can share it while waiting for the rest of the edited photos to be ready.

Bonus tips! You can also ask your photographer to help you make an online portal or file sharing process for your guests, so they could look up to the wedding photos that are chosen by you and download it by themselves.


Give your guests some photos to take home

Bringing in a photobooth for the reception party or having an instant camera (Polaroid) and props available for your guest is a smart way for them to be able to capture the moment and take some memories home with them.


Limit the ‘Unplugged part’ of your wedding

You don’t have to have an entirely unplugged wedding from start to finish.

The wedding ceremony is the perfect time to ask your guests to put their phones away and enjoy the moment as they witnessing your love. You can make it clear beforehand in the invitation cards and give a signboard at the ceremony entrance and have your priest/celebrant/MC to make an announcement at the beginning of the ceremony.


So, what are your thoughts on the unplugged wedding?

We hope that this article will help all the grooms & brides-to-be who are planning to have an unplugged wedding!