Planning an Unplugged Event

A wedding is the last place guests want to put away their phones: there are pictures to be taken, updates to send to those who couldn’t make it, and games to play when they just need a break from all of the socializing. But we can all agree that of all times for a random chirp, alarm, or song to start blaring, the hushed silence of a wedding ceremony might be one of the worst.

Joy can help remind your guests to turn off or silence their phones, prior to the start of any event.

  1. First, navigate to the Schedule page from the admin dashboard.
  2. Find the event you want to be “unplugged” and hover your cursor over, then click the pencil icon to edit the event. This event may not only include the wedding ceremony, but also quieter parts of your wedding experience such as a memorial ceremony or a traditional family ritual.
  3. Once you’re brought to the main event page, scroll to the bottom of the screen where you’ll see a checkbox to “Ask guests to unplug devices for this event.”
  4. Once this box is checked and your changes saved, guests will receive a push notification 15 minutes before the start of the event asking them to “unplug” by silencing or turning all electronic devices off. Even Joy will respect your wishes and refrain from sending any further notifications until after the event has finished.

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Updated on December 24, 2020

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