Every summer I have moments that make me cringe. It could be a speech that embarrasses the bride. Parents that just can't seem to leave their problems at home. Or a venue that argues with one of my planners. But the most irritating and rude thing that I see, that I just can't get over, is a wedding planner taking photos of a bride and groom as they're saying their vows and then popping that on Instagram.
So for the bride and groom who would rather see their ceremony photos first, before the rest of humanity, here's 5 ideas you can use to unplug your ceremony.
1. Remind your wedding planner the week before wedding day, in an email, that you do not want photos taken of the ceremony.
2. Pop a sign at the ceremony entrance. Make it fun and quirky, like the sign above, so guests don't feel offended.
3. Put a note in your invitation about your need for a bit of privacy so guests are prepared in advance.
4. Serve champagne as guests enter the ceremony. I know I'd rather have a glass of champagne than a camera in my hands!
5. Lastly, always have your officiate announce no cameras or phone photos when he/she welcomes guests.