Modern Ideas For Photographs At Your Wedding
Thanks to the latest development in technology, especially in the field of mobile phones, almost every has instant access to a high-quality camera. They can simply take out their smartphones from their pocket or purse and take a beautiful picture with a single touch of a button. Over the last few years, the amount of storage space on mobiles means that almost an unlimited amount of pictures can be taken. Gone are the days of taking your camera to the shop and spending a fortune on having your pictures developed.
One area that has benefited from a surge in mobile digital photography is weddings. All of the guests that attend can take photos throughout the day of the bride and groom along with the guests that get too drunk and make a fool of themselves. The photos are generally shared on social media sites such as Facebook or are emailed to the married couple so that they can compile an album of their special day.
There are many advantages and disadvantages of allowing guests to take photos at your wedding, below we look into the different options in more detail.
1 – Allow All your Guests to Take Photos and Share them
Most couples that get married are more than happy for their guests to take a picture at their wedding and share them with zero restrictions. Generally, the couple will hire a professional photographer as well and the pictures from the guest are an added bonus.
2 – Ask your Guests when Sharing Photographs to use a #Hashtag
One of the most recent trends is for the newly married couple to ask their guests to share the photos with a #Hashtag. An example of this would be if you posted to Facebook or Twitter to use the hashtag #John & Janes Wedding.
It is a great way to be able to easily find photographs shared online of your wedding. If there are any that you dislike you will be able to find the person that posted it and ask them to please take it down. Different hashtags can be used for the types of photo been shared.
3 – The Unplugged Wedding
One of the least common is the unplugged wedding but over the last few years, it has gained in popularity. Guest are asked at the start of the wedding to switch off their mobile phones along with not take any photographs. If you do decide on this option you should make sure that it is clear in the invitations sent out.
Some guests made be offended by this and it may result in them not coming to your wedding which is why many couples allow a hybrid-unplugged wedding. This is where photos are banned being taken from guests at special moments during the day, especially when the couple is exchanging vows. Once the ceremony is over guest are allowed to take as many pictures as they like.
Al three options have advantages and disadvantages so it ultimately is down to the couple getting married choosing which one they perfect. It is hopefully a one-off occasion and will be the most special day of your life so the choice is yours.
It is fantastic to get all of your wedding guests fully involved as possible but at the end of the day, it is not the most important part of your special day. Choose an option which best suits you and then enjoy the wonderful occasion with your families and closest friends.