Unplugged Weddings - The New Trend?

Weddings are sacred and pure. In spite of the confusion, all that stress and crazy irritation that leads up to the moment, the wedding itself is a spiritual experience. But sometimes this beautiful experience is ruined by the clicks and flashes of the various cameras that the guests hold out.


The trend of unplugged weddings is fast catching up. But first, what is an unplugged wedding? Well, to put it simply, an unplugged wedding is one where you request your guests to not use any digital distractions (read – phones, cameras, iPads etc) during the wedding ceremony or reception.

Also, a lot of couples like to wait a day before revealing their wedding photos to their friends via social media. And for such couples, it could be a major setback in their plans if their wedding photos are ‘leaked’ by well-meaning but unaware guests.


And then there are some guests who get busy clicking selfies in every nook and corner of the venue even when the wedding is taking place. Well, isn’t witnessing the couple tying the knot the most important part of the wedding? That’s why people get invited to wedding in the first place right?

And I know, that it is kinda rude to force the guests to switch off their phones and it also is super awkward to tell off a guest. So here’s an easier way to avoid the big white elephant in the room.

So if you are planning to have an unplugged wedding, these amazing boards will do the job for you:


A neat little sign to inform the guests of your wish.


You can get creative and poetic with boards like the one above.


Illustrations are both hilarious and explanatory too. Add a bit of humour to keep it light-hearted.


Or this beautiful blue-black-white board for your outdoor summer wedding!


Add a little extra cuteness with these chalkboard signs that can double as arch decoration.


Or these printables to be left on the seats of the guests.


Or this one, that was sent along with the invite.


If nothing else works, get the flower girls to do it. That has to work!

The concept of an unplugged wedding is well appreciated in the west. But do you think it would work out in India? If yes, what’s the best way to put the point across?

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