Having a quadcopter taking photos seems like an ideal way to capture every inch of your ceremony or every guest in the room, in one photo. But many couples do not realize that along with a quadcopter comes a certain amount of noise. The annoying, buzzing sound that accompanies a quadcopter is not only distracting to guests who are trying to enjoy your ceremony, but it also can quickly become a big annoyance to all present.
Small Guests and Pets
If you are having a young child serve as a flower girl or ring bearer, or even a favorite pet be a part of your wedding, skip the quadcopter. I recently attended a wedding where the flower girl cried and screamed every time the photographer took out the quadcopter, running out of each photo. The loud noise and appearance of the quadcopter naturally can cause a little scare in very young guests (or pets!).
It May Be Against The Law
There are federal regulations regarding quadcopters. Some photographers do not do their homework in researching where they can and cannot fly their quadcopters. These regulations pertain to how high you can fly a quadcopter, the purpose that you can fly a quadcopter for, and more. Apparently, without actual permission from the Federal Aviation Administration, flying one at a wedding is technically illegal! Not worth the risk.
Room For Error
Lastly, your wedding is about you and your soon-to-be spouse. A hovering quadcopter will undoubtedly pique your guests’ interest, and don’t be surprised if you see them pointing up at it during your ceremony, instead of paying attention to the actual wedding. With cell phone cameras going off every few seconds, and your on-foot photographers running around, there are already enough distractions – don’t add another one.
If you want to avoid any added commotion or disruption on your wedding day, steer clear of using the quadcopter to take photos. With the right photographer, you can have every perfect moment of your wedding captured without the need for any flying options overhead. Weddings are meant to be enjoyed in the moment – which is why quadcopters and weddings don’t mix!