This is becoming very common, and I offer it to all of my couples. I make the simple request at the beginning of the ceremony and tell the guests that the best gift you can give the couple is your presence. Recently when I made the “Facebook Free Wedding” announcement, there was an audible gasp from the back of the crowd! Congratulations Amelia, it sounds like you will always remember your beautiful ceremony as the most important moment of your wedding.
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I really like this article, I’m getting married in April and would like to do something similar.
My one questions is how do you ask the guests politely to obey these rules? Or does the celebrant enforce them at the start of the ceremony??
You can do it a few ways Rubydog- the celebrant can make a brief request at the beginning of your ceremony, you can create a sign like the one in this post or pop a message in your order or service/program.
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