(Closed) Are you doing a Slide Show for your reception?? Yes or Skipping it?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you doing a slide show?
    YES : (18 votes)
    25 %
    NO : (45 votes)
    63 %
    Other--Please share alternative ideas! : (8 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I don’t think people would really “miss it” if you didn’t have one at all. The past two weddings I have been to didn’t have one, and it wasn’t a big deal. Instead of doing a slideshow, you could just put childhood pictures of you and you finance in normal picture frames and maybe set them around the guest book, cake table, or even as centerpieces at your reception. I think we are going to do a slideshow at our wedding, right after our ceremony is over(at my church). Our sanctuary has a large video screen, and right after the wedding party walks out, I think we are going to start the slideshow right away. This way, me and my FH will be able to get to our reception venue first, and that way we can make our grand entrance from the upstairs room when everyone gets there!

    Post # 4
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’ve never been to a wedding that had one and Fiance and I just decided to do one. So, for us it wouldn’t be missed.

    Post # 5
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We were planning on doing one but probably showing it at the rehearsal dinner.  Then we got lazy and couldn’t get our pictures in time for my friend to put it together.  Instead, we’re incorporating our baby pictures into our table numbers.  I’m hoping that we have enough pictures so that for example, for table number 1, we would have a picture of myself and Fiance at age 1.

    Post # 6
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My Fiance is a film editor, so not doing one was NOT an option 🙂

    I always just wanted it, and he previewed for my dad and me last night and it was absolutely perfect.  I’m glad we’re doing it (but not glad that it’s costing $200 for the projector and screen)

    Post # 7
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I wouldn’t miss it at the reception.

    We did one at our Rehearsal Dinner. I rummaged through my old photos, found a bunch, then I had to figure out how old I was in all of them! Lol, also, it doesn’t help that my sister and I look almost identical when we were babies/toddlers. My Mom couldn’t tell us apart in photos unless there was another sibling or something in the picture!

    And my wonderful Mother-In-Law and Father-In-Law put together the slideshow for us. 🙂

    Post # 8
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Crestmore Manor

    We are planning on doing a slide show at the rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 9
    1588 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We are, but against my wishes.

    I wanted at max 5 minutes, which got pushed to 10 minutes and then I found out that Future Father-In-Law made his half 10 minutes, so it got pushed to 30 minutes, at which point I snapped and said 15 minutes max. We’ll see how it goes.

    Post # 10
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    We’re skipping it. Slideshows remind me of funerals, which is the only place I have ever seen them.

    Post # 11
    10 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’ve seen them at weddings and I love them, but due to the fact that my parents live far away, it was just wasn’t feasable to get all those childhood photos.  As an alternative, we gathered all the wedding photos of our family and friends that will be at the wedding plus wedding photos of deceased relatives.  We put it together and will play it in a digital photo frame on the same table as the guest book.  We just finished it two days ago and I’m super excited about it.  

    Post # 13
    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I enjoy them more at rehearsal dinners than at weddings personally.

    Post # 14
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve actually never seen one done at a wedding.  I don’t plan on doing one.

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