Sometimes there are things that just don’t go hand-in-hand. You know, oil and water… those sort of things. But ask anyone involved with wedding planning and they’ll tell you that there are many things that should not be mixed together.
Okay, let’s face it, it is a big day for the bride and groom. And to a lot of their family and friends. But, believe it or not, when it comes to many weddings most people in the world really don’t give a hoot.
A Reddit Question Regarding Wedding Etiquette Sparked Quite a Debate
Recently, a question on the sub Reddit “/r/AskReddit” asked if you would be willing to give up your smart phone if the bride and groom asked you. Well, you can imagine the responses. Most seem to think that was too much of the bride and groom to ask of their guests. One of the answers, which struck me a bit funny, stated that they had recently attended a wedding and had left their son with a babysitter. There was no way they would’ve surrendered their phone just in case there was an emergency. I’m sorry but I couldn’t help think how this person would have coped in the 1980s or 1990s. Maybe I”m dating myself a bit here but, believe it or not, back then we attended functions with no communication devices. And I know this is hard to believe but we actually had a good time and didn’t worry that people might have been trying to get a hold of us.
My, how times have changed.
It seems that smart phones have pretty much become part of the person. Look around any restaurant, or watch people walking down the streets, and you’ll find that most of them are more tuned in to their smart phones than their physical surroundings.
Would You Surrender Your Smart Phone at a Wedding?
Whatever the reason, it’s a legitimate question – would you be willing to give up your smart phone while attending a wedding? A lot of people have said that if that is important to the couple, then it should be stipulated on the wedding invitations. Actually, I don’t think that such a bad idea. It would give you, the guest, an opportunity to decide just how important your smart phone is to you. And then you”re free to make your decision about whether or not you would attend.
A wedding is a very special day for the bride and groom. And as such, many couples are asking their attendees to not use their smart phone during the big event. This topic has sparked quite a conversation on Reddit. In the end I guess it boils down to just how addicted are you to your communication device. Maybe you’ll have an opportunity to find out at the next wedding you attend.