With smart phones being readily available at every given moment, people are paying less attention to what's going on around them. That's why soon-to-be married couples are opting for an "unplugged" ceremony. This new trend is a plea to keep their guests from posting photos on social media and focus on the event. This could be a problem for some people, so finding a way to tell your guests can be tricky. If this is something you're interested in doing, here are some ways to soften the blow:
1. Tell them well in advance – preferably in the wedding invitations.
I wouldn't be happy if I showed up to someone's wedding and they asked me to leave my phone behind without prior notice. It's only fair to let your guests know your intentions before they arrive.
2. Make sure you have a plan
Chances are, some of your guests will be leaving their children behind to attend your wedding. If it is absolutely imperative for your guests leave their phones behind, make sure to provide multiple ways for them to be reached in case of an emergency.
3. Be flexible
Let’s face it - not everyone will want to leave their phones behind for one reason or another. Instead of focusing on those who are choosing to ignore your wishes, let it go and enjoy your day. Most people will gladly adhere to your wishes, so focus on the positives. You’ve put too much work into your wedding not to!
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