Instant Gratification or Jumping the Gun? When Wedding Guests Snap & Share

Posted by Azure on August 28th, 2012

I probably had four or five Facebook friends tie the knot this weekend. And you know what kind of updates were inundating my feed? Photos and videos of the happy couples' most intimate moments, captured on guests' iPhones and Androids. Ah, the digital age...

I can understand why guests do this. They're excited and proud to be part of the special day. But when you're focused on snapping away throughout the ceremony and reception, you're not fully able to take in all the beauty of the day. And what's worse is that a sea of smart phones (with guests playing second shooter) can impede your wedding photographer's ability to capture those once-in-a-lifetime shots. So now I want to know...

Hitch or Ditch the 'unplugged wedding', with guests snapping and sharing photos as soon as you've said I Do? If you say Ditch!, how will you communicate this message to guests? Or will you have someone else (like, your bridesguard) do the dirty work? We'd also love to hear from photographers on this hot button topic! So sound off in the comment section below, or hit us up on Twitter or Facebook!

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