Weddings and Smartphones

These days most everyone is attached to their smartphones. Most experiences can't be enjoyed without someone whipping out their phone and documenting it for Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat. 

I will never forget the time I was pushed off the stairs on a charter bus because a guest needed to push his way onto the bus to get a selfie with the groom before the bus drove off. (Mind you, that guest would see him 15 minutes later at the reception venue.)

Clearly, our quest for instant gratification via social media oftentimes overshadows common decency. 

I have had brides search high and low for dresses with pockets because they wanted to keep their phone on them throughout the evening. As the couple of honor at a wedding you often don't have time to eat, but you think you'll have time to Instagram?  

A wedding is a special, wonderful event and it should be enjoyed and experienced by your guests, and especially you. Take a break from the phones for the day and soak in as much of the day as possible. You don't want to miss something because you were too busy checking Instagram. 

You can always check Facebook and Instagram to your heart's content the day after your wedding.