The unplugged wedding. A trend that should stay and continue to enter wedding coordination by the day. Let’s face it; your wedding day is a very special, if not the most special event in your life. It is an event that celebrates your love for your partner and it deserves to be enjoyed in a special way. A good wedding event is like a good meal. All the ingredients have to be present and the ambience has to be just right. All these add up to a satisfying meal. The same goes with a great wedding. The setting has to be put together just as you envisioned it, the wedding goers need to be seated the right way, so on and so forth. Unfortunately, there is always one bad ingredient that manages to crop up in most contemporary weddings. Wedding guests standing up to snap pictures or video using their Point & Shoot Digital Cameras, DSLR cameras, iPhones, Android devices, tablets, and other mobile picture-taking devices. This ruins the view for other wedding goers since they have to crane their necks to see the wedding couple past the forest of held up iPhone, iPads, Galaxy Tabs, and a motley crew of other plastic and metal moment-ruining devices.
Next, professional wedding videographers and photographers find themselves having to compete with wedding guests trying to take the best angles for shots. Also, their lighting and composition are also threatened by overzealous guests whipping out mobile phones to take shots at the last minute. This can ruin shots if the photographer is trying to catch the effect of natural sunlight as the sun sets. This is why you should insist on an unplugged wedding: a general rule for wedding events where guests are expected to turn off all electronic photo and video capture devices.
Focus less on capturing memories and more on enjoying them.
Wedding photographers and videographers have the training, equipment, and experience to produce highly memorable wedding shots. They can produce materials that will have all the intimacy, immediacy, romance, and emotion most wedding guests would want from their self-shot photos and video. And these professionally produced wedding pictures and videos would be produced without ruining other people’s shots or messing up the moment. There are many candid and emotionally honest moments that take place in a typical wedding. People choke up with joy, pride, and being in the moment. When wedding guests whip out iPads and other devices, much of these moments lose their power and immediacy. Insisting on an unplugged wedding allows all wedding guests to focus on relishing the event. Also, many personal events were made more to be savored and enjoyed through one’s personal memory instead of being captured by a mobile phone.