Should You Have A Tech-Free Wedding Day?
Matthew & I are very hopeful that this special day can be celebrated free from social media and technology so that we can all enjoy each other’s company and maintain privacy among us and our guests. We have hired a wonderful professional photographer who will capture the highlights for us and I will be more than happy to share those photos with you all as well. We hope that you can honor our request for a tech-free day.
Most of these requests went ignored and guests took their own iPhone photos anyway (usually, politely and quietly).
It seems that these days, part of enjoying and participating in an event includes broadcasting it to our online community on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. Most weddings I photograph even designate clever hashtags so guests can contribute their photos and the couple can easily view all the photos and video when they get home!
I think we each have to answer this for ourselves. But I do think that if the couple makes the request, we should honor their wishes.
It was tough, I’ll admit, to leave my phone and camera in the car during Matt’s ceremony. But I’ll always do what my friends ask of me, support them as they request, and I’ll have my version of their wedding day etched in my memory forever.