-WEDDING ETIQUETTE- "PLEASE PUT YOUR PHONES AWAY"!
Cell phones at weddings have gotten out of hand—and I'm not alone. Working all our weddings this year I have noticed how many cell phones magically appear during all the BEST moments at a wedding! Don't get me wrong, family members and friends LOVE to capture the moments as well. BUT, please don't jump into the professionals shot! It makes me sad, and will make the Bride even more sad and possible even mad knowing the "money shot" has your hand and the iphone in it.
Boise Wedding Productions thinks banning cell phones from your wedding is obnoxious and it's probably not going to happen if your guests have kids at home or a business to run, ect. But there are some steps you can take to keep people's cell phone usage to a minimum during your ceremony:
Boise Wedding Productions just got done shooting a wedding film this weekend and we noticed a flyer that they made up asking guests to put away their cell phones, and to let the professionals capture the moments. GENIUS!
Put a note in your wedding program. "We ask you to kindly turn off your ringers during the wedding ceremony and refrain from taking photos. We have professional photographers on hand to capture all the special moments and are excited to share their photos with you."
Ask your officiant to make an announcement. "The bride and groom have asked me to ask you to put your phones and cameras away. Sit back and enjoy the ceremony!"
I also think it makes sense to ask people to chill with the cell phone usage during the "big" reception moments—cake-cutting, father-daughter dance, etc. Invite your guests to just enjoy the moments and let us capture all the memories!