What is appropriate to some people at your wedding may not be to others, therefore, it is important to set clear expectations of how you want your day to run. Utilise your celebrant and MC to instruct and inform your guests as to what you want them to do when it comes to social media and broadcasting of the main event.
As a celebrant the main guidelines I’m given from couples are for me to share the following information regarding device etiquette to guests:
Stay clear from the professional weddingphotographer as the couple have hired the photographer to take photos.
Often couples are opting for an unplugged wedding. It is a common occurance for me to ask guests to switch their cell phones and Ipads off completely.
In addition to this I notify the guests re sharing photographic details of the wedding. There may be specific instructions around what can and cannot be shared and timing around when to be shared, ie couples often opt for no sharing at all or at least not till after the couple have shared photos.
Furthermore, couples might have a particular app for the day where they ask wedding guests to share photos that they take – keeping them all together.
Or the couple may have a wedding hashtag to ensure all Instagram pics can be shown in the one place.
Technology has certainly changed the way we interact at social occasions and setting parameters for the guests early on in the day ensures everything runs smoothly and your guests, your closest friends and family remain engaged and connected with everything that is going on within your special day.