I came across this interesting article on wedding planners the other day, and more interesting in this case, about tweeting at a wedding! Also, the etiquette for sending out pictures of the bride and groom. When is it too soon? To quote:
“Congratulations, you’re engaged! You’re on the road to eternal happiness, a journey that began the moment you said yes. From now until your wedding day, and even beyond, there will be a ton of magical moments you’ll want to savor. And then there will be the moments that will make you question your sanity.
When you started planning your wedding day, it all seemed so exciting. You most likely had visions of movie-worthy montages, giggling at the reception hall with your vendor, whimsically smelling the blossoms at your flower shop. But in reality, you’re most likely hyperventilating over seating charts and freaking out about creating centerpieces.
And that is OK. While partying may come naturally to some people, being a master at planning a party is an entirely different story. That is where a wedding planner steps in.”
From my own experience of wedding etiquette and the new age of electronic devices, last week a couple requested that I ask the guests to refrain from taking photos during the ceremony. They wanted their guests to be present and part of their special day. Professional photographers were there to capture the event.
I often hear complaints from the wedding couple, the hired professionals and guests. Some of the biggest bet peeves are that photos are ruined because an “uncle Bob” (amateur photographer) is in the photo, blocking site lines or they are using a distracting flash. And, worst, imagine not being able to see the ceremony because the person in front of you is holding their i-pad in front of your face.
I went on line and found some ideas you can use to ask your guests to unplug from the digital age.