Wedding Day Checklist: An Unplugged Wedding

Birchwoods Banquet FacilityIt seems more and more brides and grooms are saying "turn it off" before saying "I do". For some, the marriage of social media and marriage is a little rocky.

A recent survey by David's Bridal found that 44% of brides think there needs to be more rules when it comes to using cellphones at weddings.

Maybe celebrities are setting the trend. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did not allow cellphones at their recent wedding. Will this become the norm?

It's hard to completely dismiss social media at an event, even one as personal as a wedding. After all, many couples use social media as a useful communications tool in the weeks and months leading up to the wedding.

Yet, some couples are adamant: There is no place for cellphones at their wedding ceremony. There are couples that will actually ask wedding guests to turn in their cell phones when they arrive at the wedding. There is a person at the wedding who has this responsibility, kind of like a coat check person, except for cellphones. This of course, goes beyond a mere request that guests keep their cellphones off or put them away for the wedding. This is a requirement, one that some guests might not be too happy about.

That's why, if you decide on a no cellphone policy, it's a good idea to make that intention known on the wedding invitations. It's also a good idea to let the people at your wedding reception facility know as well. It should help cut down on confusion and allow everyone to focus on enjoying the wedding day.