Today’s topic is a dangerous one and I mention it with much hesitancy. It’s a new tradition that is rising among brides and one that I think the quicker we get rid of it, the smoother wedding days will be. The tradition I’m talking about is… (Drumroll)
Brides on cellphones.
That’s right. That little device that we all own and love called our phone. First off. It takes an addict to spot one, and I can assure you Danielle and I BOTH feel lost without our phones. When the iPhone first came out a few years ago, I got one right away. Danielle’s plan was to “wait” and see if she liked mine. 1 week later, she had one too. :) Phones today are great. We can get txt messages, photos, update our twitter/facebook status, and I think some even make phone calls. I however, would make the argument that every single person you would want or need to communicate with on your wedding day should be within 10 feet of you. I mean really, think about it. It’s one of those rare moments when all of the most important and closest people in your lives are in one building. Your college roommate, your sister, your friend that you have been close with since the 3rd grade; they are all right there.
But wait, you say, how will my cousin get directions to the venue?
Who will remind my brother to grab the rings from the hotel?
What if my mother needs to ask me a last minute question about where to put the programs?
The great thing about ALL of these questions is that YOU don’t have to answer them.
This is where a planner, bridesmaid, or Secretary of Communications can step in.
(I just invented a new title you can give a friend. If I see that in your wedding program, I’ll give you $100 cash on your wedding day.)
Really though, get a phone screener. I have no problem with you sending a sweet txt messages to your groom or talking to your grandmother who could not make it to the wedding. Those are ways your phone can enhance your wedding day. Too many times though I’ve seen a bride get frustrated with the person on the other end of the line. They are asking questions they should already know that answer to, or talking to the bride when there are 15 other people who would know the answer to the question. (directions, times, locations)
Technology is supposed to make our life easier, less stressful. So, on your wedding day, get a call screener. Pick someone you trust and give them your phone. They can field all incoming calls and only pass them on to you if you WANT to take it.
It’s YOUR day. Not theirs.
And finally, just to show I’m not all mean and grouchy, here are some photos of brides having enjoyable conversations on their phone.