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unplugged wedding

We were the first media outlet to write about the concept of unplugged weddings, way back in 2011. In the years since then, unplugged weddings have become a full-fledged trend, and we’ve published tons of articles with wording and advice for unplugged wedding signs, printables, and more. We don’t think it’s rude to ask your guests to put down their devices for a couple minutes, as long as you follow this guidance and ask them respectfully…

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How to have an unplugged wedding

An unplugged wedding isn’t for everyone — some couples want to skip a professional photog in favor of guests capturing the moments, while others simply aren’t bothered by the idea of devices pointed at them while they say their I dos.

But if you feel irked by the idea of friends and family taking in your big day from behind a screen, consider the following…  

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When Murder, She Wrote’s Jessica Fletcher told everyone what it means to be “unplugged”

Emily and Branan’s wonderfully weird wedding somehow got Star Wars, wrestling, and badminton all into the day… AND they used photos of Angela Lansbury’s Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote educate the guests on what it REALLY means to have an unplugged wedding!

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Essential unplugged wedding tips from real couples who went device-free

Have you been down with the unplugged wedding concept yet? If you’ve ever wanted to avoid a thousand iPhones hovering in front of your highly paid pro photographer, you’ve likely considered it. The biggest reason, in our eyes, of asking guests to be nice and turn off the device is to make sure they’re actually present. It’s super easy to get tugged into tagging photos or liking others while you’re trying to convey your love and commitment. We decided to follow up with some readers who chose to go unplugged to see how it all went. They shared unplugged wedding tips including some logistics, some successes, and one or two tiny regrets.

These sweet, nerdy, and unplugged vows are He-Man approved

These sweet, nerdy, and unplugged vows are He-Man approved

Need some nerdtastic, funny, and sweet vow inspiration? Frankie and Garrik’s wedding vows were peppered with tips on keeping love exciting, nerdy references, and a very cheeky way to get everyone to turn off their phones. You’ll want to take notes on these unplugged vows with a side order of He-Man.

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Save yourself from these 4 common kinds of wedding photobombers

With pretty much every guest bringing some sort of recording device to a wedding nowadays, the odds of running into photobombers is growing increasingly higher. Many couples have avoided this with planning “unplugged” weddings; however, there are still a few types of people who don’t like to play by the rules.

After having shot weddings for nearly seven years, I feel like I’ve seen enough photobombers to be able to not only classify them but have learned a little about how to deal with them. Here are, from my experience, the four categories of photobombers, and how to deal with them…

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7 modern wedding guest etiquette questions (+ bonus advice for couples!)

A couple months ago, I was interviewed for an article on Refinery29 about modern wedding guest etiquette. While the article used several of my quotes, I figured I’d share my ALL my answers for seven wedding guest etiquette issues, because who knows! Maybe you’re trying to figure out how to decline being a bridesmaid, or whether you should dress less weird at someone’s wedding.

Plus, I’ve got two bonus etiquette issues for engaged couples at the end. Advice for all!