Sorry, Your Cell Phone Can't Be Your Plus-One, My Wedding Will Be 100% UNPLUGGED

Sorry, Your Cell Phone Can't Be Your Plus-One, My Wedding Will Be 100% UNPLUGGED

If my wedding won't be entertaining enough on its own, don't come.

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I have dreamed of my wedding day all of my life. I wanted to be Katherine Heigl in "27 Dresses."

I hoped to be at my friend's weddings, find my person and get married, with all of my friends around me. I'm pretty sure I've seen every scene 1,000 times.

The last thing I want to see when I walk down the aisle is cell phones staring at me.

I can barely stand cell phones out at concerts, let alone on MY special day.

You know the pose. Eyes glued to the phone instead of life happening in front of them.

Check out this photo taken a wedding. No one is watching the ceremony happen. They're just watching their phone.

Lissahn from a wedding planner from Enraptured Events agrees. Phones should be left for the reception.

Trust your wedding planner. They're there to support you and your special day. I know I will.

Paige Delrey, an Instagram blogger, also plans to have an unplugged ceremony at her wedding.


I think Paige hit the nail right on the head.

Can you imagine your face being blocked by an iPhone?

Wedding photography costs thousands of dollars. I didn't pay a professional photographer for you to block my auntie's view. I don't want to be Snapchatted or live streamed by my guests. It will devalue my special day.

Beyond disrupting my moment, the cell phones and cameras make the professional's job more difficult. I want my images to be fabulous.

There will be professional pictures and a fabulous photo booth for you to utilize. We can take a million selfies at the reception, but put your phone away at my ceremony.

Autumn expressed her distaste with haters of unplugged weddings.

If you are attending a wedding, you are there to support them. You didn't pay for the event, so you don't get to decide who takes the pictures. You are there to say, "I believe in this union." You are not there to publicize their wedding.

I'm not anti-cell phone. I'm glued to mine. It's my lifeline to the world. I understand wanting to share your experience with your network. However, you need to use an appropriate moment to share at a wedding.

Tammy struggled to keep her wedding unplugged. Her family did not respect her decision.

I would have been livid. Why does a wedding need to be live streamed to Facebook? The whole world does not need to be invited. However, I do see the benefit of streaming the ceremony directly to those that could not make it.

Emma agrees Skype can be a great way of sharing the ceremony with those that cannot attend.

If I do stream my wedding, it will be professionally and will not be done by my guests.

In addition to the ceremony, I don't want to see phones out during other big moments like the first dance, bouquet toss, and speeches. Be present. Enjoy what's happening in front of you.

Like Victoria and Courtney, I'm intent on having an unplugged ceremony.

If my wedding won't be entertaining enough on its own, don't come.

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16 Wedding Gifts Under $50 That'll Have Any Wedding Guest Say 'I Do'

Because being on a budget doesn't mean you have to arrive at a wedding empty-handed.

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If you're on a budget but have a wedding to go to, it can be hard to find an affordable wedding gift you can buy for the bride and groom. You don't want to show up empty-handed, but you also don't want to spend an arm and a leg on a gift when there are plenty of other people attending who are better off affording certain items. (A good rule of thumb? Always try to "pay for your plate" — or the cost of what the bride and groom likely paid for you to be there.)

Most of the time, there are lots of things you can find on a registry under $50. Whether it be towels, a waffle maker or oven mitts, you can usually find SOMETHING in your price range. If not, this list is for you.

Brides-to-be: Here is a list of things to add to your wedding registry for your broke AF friends.

Broke friends: Here is a list of things to get if everything on your friend's list is way out of your price range.

1. Personalized cutting board

Personalized Cutting Board, 12 Designs & 3 Sizes, Bamboo Cutting Board, Wedding Gifts for Couple, Housewarming Gift & Kitchen Sign - Butcher Block Inlay Board #G

2. Cookbook

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, Gift Edition: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make

3. Meat and cheese board

Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set - Charcuterie Board Set for Cheese Platter. Wood Serving Tray For Wine, Meat, Appetizers, Snacks - Entertaining Kitchenware Gift Ideas for Wedding and Housewarming

4. Handheld vacuum

Handheld Vacuum Cordless, HUNLEE 5KPA Powerful Suction Hand Vacuum Cordless Cleaner Rechargeable Hand Vac with 2.5h Quick Charge, Lightweight Hand Held Vacuum Cordless for Home and Car Cleaning

5. Carry on

COOLIFE Luggage Expandable(only 28") Suitcase PC+ABS Spinner 20in 24in 28in Carry on (White Grid New, S(20in)_Carry on)

6. Blender

NutriBullet NBR-1201 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Gray (600 Watts)

7. Crock-Pot

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S-A 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker with Digital Timer Stainless Steel

8. Bathroom towels

Luxury Hotel & Spa Bath Towel 100% Genuine Turkish Cotton, 27" x 54", Set of 4, White

9. Waffle maker

Cuisinart WAF-F10 Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel

10. Tools

DEKOPRO 128 Piece Tool Set-General Household Hand Tool Kit, Auto Repair Tool Set, with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case

11. Kitchen tools

Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensil Set - 29 Cooking Utensils - Nonstick Kitchen Utensils Cookware Set with Spatula - Best Kitchen Gadgets Kitchen Tool Set Gift by HomeHero

12. Baking dishes

Staub Ceramic 2-pc Rectangular Baking Dish Set - Rustic Red

13. Kitchen Towels

The Weaver's Blend Set of 3 Kitchen Towels + 3 Dish Cloths, Basket Weave, 100% Cotton, Absorbent, Size 28"x18" and 12'x12", Yellow Stripe, Kitchen Towels and Dish Cloths

14. Cute AF oven mitts

RED LMLDETA Oven Mitts Set of 2 with Transparent Clear Silicone Shell and Nice Dog Printing Cotton Lining, Heat Resistant to 500 F Kitchen Oven Gloves Pot Holder for Cooking (Blue)

15. Kitchen knife

J.A. Henckels International CLASSIC 8" Chef's Knife

16. Pizza cutter

16" Pizza Cutter by Kitchenstar | Sharp Stainless Steel Slicer Knife - Rocker Style w Blade Cover | Chop and Slices Perfect Portions + Dishwasher Safe - Premium Pizza Accessories

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10 Bible Quotes For The Engaged Couple That Can't Wait To Say 'I Do'

Make some room for Jesus in your head that's full of wedding bells.

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Getting engaged is one of the most exciting experiences in a person's life. The whole world finally has more of an understanding of how deep and unconditional your love is for each other. After all, you have officially promised to spend the rest of eternity with that special person!

For many Christians, getting engaged is also a time for the couple to seek religious guidance.

Here are 10 Bible quotes that any couple anxious to say "I Do" should read.

1. 2 Corinthians 4:18

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

2. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-5

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."

3. Isaiah 62:5

"As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you."

4. Matthew 19:6

"What God has joined together let no man put asunder."

5. Romans 12:9-10

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves."

6. Proverbs 31:10-11


"An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain."

7. John 15:12

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."

8. Mark 10:7-8

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh."

9. Proverbs 18:22

"He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favour from the Lord."

10. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10


"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up."

Congratulations on your engagement, and remember to keep God close by for every step of the way.

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