A No-Instagram Wedding - Official Photographs Only

What if you don't want your wedding instagrammed?

If you and your mate aren't crazy about social media, you might want to have your memories captured only by your Sacramento wedding photographer. Just like Hilary Swank.

From MSN Entertainment:

Hilary Swank banned mobile phones from her wedding.

The 44-year-old actress recently secretly tied the knot to entrepreneur Philip Schneider at the Saint Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California, and has revealed the day was made even more "moving" because everyone was silent and "in the moment" without any distractions from their devices. Asked what the most moving part of the ceremony was, Hilary told HELLO! magazine: "Hmm, it's hard to choose. Being with my dad, but also when you walk down the aisle and see your soulmate waiting for you and all your loved ones who have made the journey and effort to be there... Everyone was quiet.

"We didn't have any mobile phones at the ceremony so people could really be in the moment.

"And then two friends, Karen and Willa Griffin, sang and my newphew Brandon played the guitar.

"Then Philip's best friend Mischa Collins read a poem he'd written for us.

"It was just magic, and very moving."

The 'Million Dollar Baby' star having her father walk her down the aisle was especially emotional for the actress, as she took a three-year break from work to become his full-time carer in 2015, when he underwent a successful lung transplant.

If you want an Instagram Free Wedding...

1) Give guest forewarning. Ensure that you let guests know you don’t want them taking photos ahead of time by including a brief note with your invitations, something along the lines of:

“It is our sincerest wish that photos not be taken during our wedding ceremony. We truly appreciate guests adhering to this request.”

This will inform guests, unequivocally, that photos are not allowed – and give those guests who may be disappointed by the request time to mentally prepare!

2) Arrange for a sign like the one above to be displayed at the entrance to your ceremony location and around any areas guests may be seated. It’s firm but polite but also shows guests that you want them to truly enjoy your big day, too!

3) Before the ceremony begins, have the priest or celebrant ask guests to turn off their mobile phones (or put them on silent) and, during that same announcement, have them explain that the bridal couple would prefer if guests remained seated and didn’t take photos during the ceremony. This will ensure proceedings are not disrupted and that their fellow guests won’t have their views obscured by mobile phones-mad photographers trying to capture every last second of the ceremony.

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