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Thoughts on no photos sign

Lyz, on May 11, 2017 at 23:11 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 21
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What do you think of having a sign similar to this? I'm just curious on the general consensus for the ceremony only. I'm okay with people taking their own photos at the reception, but at my brother in laws wedding we noticed people blocking the way of the paid photographers. Thoughts?

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Latest activity by Vinod, on January 8, 2018 at 12:59
  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    Our photographer had no issues with family or friends being in the way as we were on a lower height and the guests were on the grass side.

    You can do the same as putting the sign and no one can intefere with the photographer.
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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
    Lyz ·
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    ThanksSmiley smileit will be outside so I think we will ask our officiant to make an announcement
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  • Daniela
    Frequent user May 2018 Ontario
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    If you are having the ceremony in a church then have the priest make an annoucement that no photos can be taken during the ceremony other than the wedding photographer....that will not offend anyone.


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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
    Lyz ·
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    Thank you so much for weighing in Smiley smile
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  • Chelsey
    Curious September 2017 Ontario
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    I'm not totally opposed to pictures, but I definitely want the photographers to take precedence. Our officiant will be saying something along the lines of "You may take pictures anytime during the ceremony but the couple has secured a photographer so we just ask that you give them preference. We would also like to remind you to turn the sound off on your cell phones."

    If you are really not keen on the idea of any photos, I would suggest having a sign similar to what you've found here and maybe additionally having the officiant remind guests in case they didn't see the sign!

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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
    Lyz ·
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    This is very true, thanks for weighing in Smiley smile
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  • Sonja
    VIP September 2017 Ontario
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    It would be much worse if people let their cellphones ring during the ceremony. At least pictures are quiet.

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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
    Lyz ·
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    I think it could be!
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  • Cheryl
    Expert December 2017 British Columbia
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    Our officiant will be asking everyone to put phones away and refrain from taking pictures until the ceremony is over. Would that be easier?
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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
    Lyz ·
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    Thank you for your input Smiley smile

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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
    Rekramer ·
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    I think that sign in particular seems a little mean (with the repetition and "for real" at the bottom). But asking people to put down their phones in general is a great idea.
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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
    Lyz ·
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    Perfect! thank you for the suggestionSmiley smile
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  • Samtam
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    Samtam ·
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    We had a little sign set up as you entered the ceremony space and it worked well. It was really nice seeing everyone's faces in the pics and videos instead of their phones and cameras! You could also ask your officiant to mention it before the ceremony starts. It's pretty common for them to do that now.
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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
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    I agree with you! I wouldn't want anyone to share without us doing so first. I'm sure you aren't a bridezilla- but I absolutely would have been if someone shared that on my Facebook without everyone knowing yet. it's just common sense and the polite thing to do! ultimately it will be your and your FH day, people.need to understand that haha. thanks for weighing in Smiley smile
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  • Melinda
    Devoted September 2017 Ontario
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    I never thought of this. I think I'm ok with people taking some pictures during the ceremony as long as they are discrete about it and it's not too distracting. However, I won't be ok with people posting them on social media right away. I feel like I should get to be the first person to share my pictures online, you know what I mean? My FH's sister wrote a facebook post on my page right after we got engaged saying "show us the ring" and I hadn't even told all of my friends yet! I'm not a bridezilla (I hope), but I don't want anyone stealing my thunder, lol!

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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
    Lyz ·
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    Thank you!!
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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
    Lyz ·
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    Thanks, I thought it best too!
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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
    Lyz ·
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    Thanks for your reply, that's great Smiley smile
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  • Zoë
    Master June 2020 Ontario
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    Hi Lyz, I love it! Smiley love it's a really good idea!

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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
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    I love this idea!

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    I think it's your day and you are totally allowed to set some rules. My friend is getting married this summer and on her invitation it said that it was a tech-free wedding and asked that all the guests not take photos with their phones and turn them off for the ceremony. As long as you give people enough warning, and it's not just a day of notice, people will probably be fine.
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