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Even Weddings are getting High Tech now a days :)

I'm going to a wedding this evening and the bride and groom sent on an email earlier in the week asking everyone to download this free app called WedPics. They provided a wedding code and asked us all to share pictures through the app. The wedding hasn't even started yet and I can already see pictures there of the bride getting ready with her bridal party. I think this is sooooo neat and fun! This sure beats putting a junky disposable camera on each table and asking for pics. Now the guests can take pictures with their cameras or phones that will probably be better quality than disposable.

This is a cool trend I'm seeing for weddings to become more high tech and allow guests a real chance to get involved! Last year I read an article about "unplugged" weddings becoming the new trend and I didn't like that at all. Unplugged weddings are apparently where you ask guests NOT to take pictures and NOT to bring their phones or cameras. The thought was that they have a wedding photog taking all the pics and they don't need you to take pics. The other thought was they don't want you to "get in the way" of the professional photog. I thought that was rude and impersonal... Personally I've always taken a lot of pictures at weddings and my friends often shared MY photos the day after the wedding since the photographers photos were not available for months. Good wedding photographers know how to work around guests and even involve them in the process.

So hearing about this app for WedPics made me happy because now I know the bride WANTS us to take pictures and share them :) Makes me feel like a bigger part of the wedding and I'm looking forward to it :)

Well I better get ready! Thanks for reading!!

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Kasman wrote on October 4, 2014, 3:49 PM

That sounds like a great idea. I have never been to a wedding where photos weren't actively encouraged - unplugged weddings don't appeal to me.

Feisty56 wrote on October 4, 2014, 6:48 PM

This app sounds like a wonderful way to get weddings guests involved -- and to get some of those spontaneous moments the pro photog may miss since s/he can only be in one place at a time. I'm going to share this with my daughter who is planning her October 2015 wedding.

alexdg1 wrote on October 4, 2014, 7:20 PM

Funny how technology alters human behavior. I remember when there was at least some social resistance to cell phones and their intrusive nature. Now, everyone loves their smartphones and all the gizmos and apps they have.

AngelSharum wrote on October 4, 2014, 8:31 PM

This is cool. I love taking photos at weddings. My poor cousin paid a photographer $700 and his photos were awful. She was glad I took some because mine are the ones she kept.

buzymommy wrote on October 5, 2014, 11:37 AM

I think it's pretty cool. While most my friends LIKED their professional wedding pics, they also had to wait months for them, so they usually showed mine right away. I joke about how many people end up using one of my pics as their profile picture. I said I should start getting paid for that lol

buzymommy wrote on October 5, 2014, 11:37 AM

Yes it is true, they made this a selfie wedding lol. They even had part of their joke coming in that each couple stopped for a selfie. I thought it was funny. I, however, stuck to using my camera. Cell phone pics really do stink and most people who shared some had bad pics.

buzymommy wrote on October 5, 2014, 11:39 AM

I'm sure she will love it. When I got married we had the old disposable cameras at all the tables, but we ended up with a lot of pics that weren't that great. People seemed to have more fun with this one.

buzymommy wrote on October 5, 2014, 11:46 AM

Unplugged weddings would actually make me annoyed just because I think it's rude to tell guests not to take pics. Most guests never get to see the pro pics usually, nor do they get in a lot of those pics. I know how to stay out of the photogs way, but even if someone is getting in the way, the photog could easily politely ask them to wait. At my wedding the photog said "I'll take my pic, then everyone else can after" for the posed pics at the alter. She basically she gave all the guests their turn to take a pic and didn't get annoyed.

alexdg1 wrote on October 5, 2014, 1:45 PM

I am not good at taking selfies. The best I can do is take "normal" photos of my friends, family, and surroundings. Some of the photos I've taken with my smartphone have turned out nicely, too.

AngelSharum wrote on October 5, 2014, 4:23 PM

You should. I would love to do wedding photography but my health prevents it.

ashuli wrote on October 6, 2014, 1:44 AM

It is really a nice idea. I am always super excited to attend weddings and Indian weddings are worldwide famous for their so many customs and style of dressing, decorations etc. So everyone attending such a wedding is all ready to photographed :D

buzymommy wrote on October 7, 2014, 7:04 PM

I enjoy taking photos but never wanted to do it professionally b/c it's too much work emoticon :grin: Plus, you lose out on all your weekends for weddings lol

buzymommy wrote on October 7, 2014, 7:05 PM

It is possible to take good pics with a phone, but you gotta hold it steady and have good lighting, or at least know what you are doing emoticon :grin: I'm amazed at how many blurry and dark pics people share now-a-days b/c they don't even take the time to try to get a good pic.

Ruby3881 wrote on October 17, 2014, 5:24 PM

I think an app that allows guests to all share their photos is a fabulous idea, and I can see plenty of applications for that idea outside of weddings. It would be perfect for small town parades and other events, as well as for schools and youth groups :)

k_mccormick2 wrote on October 19, 2014, 2:52 PM

I like this idea. I have never been to a wedding before but this would be a great way to include guests and even children. I think the idea of not having technology at a wedding (and relying solely on the wedding photographer) is not a good idea. The pictures that you could be missing out on could be the pictures that you remember want the most.

buzymommy wrote on February 19, 2015, 10:25 PM

Just saw your comment and yes I agree - it's often times the candid pics that friends and family take that you love the most :)