Your officiant will definitely appreciate this! I’ve been to more than a few weddings where about half the guests think they’re the official photographer. They spend the whole ceremony wandering around snapping photos. It’s very distracting for the photographer, the videographer and especially the officiant. I’ve been to several ceremonies with officiants who have had so many bad experiences with people running around taking photos that they’ve just decided to ban all photography during the ceremony – even the official photographer has to put the camera down!
All you need to do is have your officiant ask everybody to stay in their seats and not take photos. That way, they can watch the ceremony and enjoy it to its fullest. Everybody wins!