We have hired a photographer for the whole day, and we will probably have a videographer for our ceremony.
My question/ issue is this:
I DON'T want an unplugged wedding - I want the guests to feel free to take pictures.
#1 I've been to a few weddings (2) where the pictures the photographer took didn't turn out (None from one wedding and only 1 good shot from another--and they WERE professionals) and if that happens, I want to at least have SOME photos since there are no do-overs.
#2 I want to see the moments that I won't get to participate in. I may actually request that guests record a 30 second clip of the cocktail hour/ reception and upload under our hashtag if they want.
#3 We're requesting Glitz and Glamour attire, so I want everyone to share how great they look/feel!
HOWEVER, I don't want guests in the aisle or in the way of the professional. I don't want them standing and getting in the way of someone else's view. I don't want rings/notifications going off mid ceremony.
Thoughts on how to word this with signage, handouts or wording on the program?
I think it is basically common sense (just don't get in the way), but common sense doesn't seem to abound at weddings.