Mobile phones are a great innovation. We all know the benefits they bring and with virtually everyone able to connect to the mobile internet at any time in any place, mobile phones are a part of daily life. But just once – just for one day – maybe we should all be forced to disconnect for a few hours.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my phone. I love the fact I can communicate easily with any of my friends and family wherever I am and I can also check on the latest football scores or news and all the rest of it. But for one day – the most important day of their lives for the two people concerned – wouldn’t it be nice if we could all show a little respect and focus on them and their day. Leave the mobile in the car or hotel room and be in the moment. Enjoy the day.
We have seen requests for guests and contractors (which includes us, with our mobile wedding creperie) to leave our phones on silent. We’ve been to a wedding in Bristol where it was requested that phones are turned off. But we are yet to see the full-blown “phone-free wedding”.
Ok, some people like to take snaps using the camera on their phones. We’ve had more photos taken of our crepe stand at weddings than David Beckham and his wife at the launch of their latest model of underpants. So we completely get the fact that the camera and phone go hand in hand. But maybe it would be an idea if the official photos were the only record of the day? Just like in the bad old days?
No Facebooking, Tweeting, gossiping or discussing “important” business deals. Why not just take the day off and share it with the bride and groom? Giving them the respect they deserve – turn off your phone, get involved in the wedding – and of course a enjoy a delicious crepe of your choice.