Post # 1
I know that this has been talked about before on the boards but I wanted to see what were the best ways for guests to share their pictures. I know that some people say Shutterfly or Flickr but what about the paid sites like Wedding Snap? Are the paid sites eaiser to use than Shutterfly or Flicker? Is it worth the money or should I just use a free site?
I’m expecting a lot of people to take pictures and I’m also planning out putting out the I-spy cards to help spur ideas of pictures.
Thanks for the advice!
Post # 3
My only advice is that if you pay the extra money for a nicer site make sure it is something that will be used. I’ve been to 2 weddings recently where the bride/groom paid for a site to host guest photos but neither got used. In the first wedding it was because guests weren’t made aware of the site so no one knew a) they wanted them there or b) a link. In the second wedding, the average guest age was too old to understand how to get the photos on. The poor bride kept getting e-mails about the site ‘not working’ when in all honesty it was user error. They are a great idea, but make sure it’s worth the money to pay for one!
Post # 4
we used a hashtag for our wedding. (e.g. #smithwedding) so when people posted to twitter or instagram, they could use it & all the pictures would be filed under that tag.
it’s more informal & the pics are only from camera phones, but we are SO glad we did it. we had over 200 photos to look at the next day.
Post # 5
I would deffently use a photo collecting service! It is much more easy to collect all the photos that the guest take. And if you only use a hashtag you can not save and print the photos you like. I have used Photago.com which is good becasue you can collect photos taken by both smart phones and digital cameras in one place. It is free up to 1 GB so you can start an album and let your guests know. When they have started to upload photos you can upgrade to more space when you see that it works.
As lovesweetlove says the hard part is to let all guest know about the album so they start using it. Here you have to do some work, but it will be worth it. I would have the info about the album (you can use a QR code I think) included in the program, invitaiton or somthing. You can also print som flyers with the info and have on the tables.
My friends had a live slide show from Photago on their party which made people aware and gave them a reson to share their photos.