Happy Tuesday and welcome back as we count down The Knot’s 10 Hot Wedding Trends for 2014. Securing the #2 slot is the concept of “unplugged weddings” – a trend that has gained popularity since the increasing codependence we all (admittedly) have with our phones, cameras, and social media. Unplugged weddings asks guests to tuck away their different devices, refraining from posting, tweeting, facebooking or sharing photos in “real time’ and to sit back and enjoy as the day unfolds.
Hosts of an unplugged wedding may vary in their motivation; a bride may not want a picture of her to go up on social media on her big day, a couple may be worried about a ring or a vibrate interrupting their vows. Whatever the reason, if a bride and groom opt for “unplugging’ it is best to be upfront, perhaps by making a note in the program or displaying a cute sign (like the Etsy one below) to make the request clear.
Some guests may initially squirm at the the thought of no hashtagging, filtering or posting, but unplugging could be the ideal solution to keep the ceremony intimate, engaging and free from distraction. Just make sure to your photographer is on board to share photographs shortly after your unplugged party!