This is kind of a big challenge right now because almost all of us are relying on our cell phones; emails, free SMS, and calls, Waze, uber and many more. In just seconds our social media friends can quickly see an update on where we are and what we are doing but if you want to have a wedding where you get to upload every single picture and video, here’s how you can tell your guests politely!
Tell them right away
Include the policy in your invitation together with the dress code. So they will read it! Giving them a heads-up is very necessary because they can tell someone beforehand that they might not be able to answer a call or an email because they will be attending an unplugged wedding.
Talk to your photographer
The main reason why they or we take too many photos in an event is that we want to relive the moment. Tell your photographer to ask the guests that he will shot 5 photos of them. So they will have a lot of remembrance in your wedding without using their phones.
Ask your officiant to remind them
At the wedding ceremony, ask your officiant if he can remind your guests not to take any photos. Everyone will be able to listen to his announcement because he’s given the chance to do it. This will make them feel that you are serious about it.
Ask help from your event organizers
If they saw someone taking pictures of the wedding to ask them to nicely remind that person that it is not allowed. Because they are the ones who can do it. You cannot keep looking at your guests to supervise who is not following the rule.
Make a printed sign
Place this on the reception venue and on the reception table (so that there will be no excuses). The table sign will be a big help if they are not a keen observer in their surroundings. Because you will be looking at the table no matter what!