(Closed) Calling all bees who have done or seen a photo slideshow!!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How many pics per a slide??
    One picture only...might be along slidshow but let them enjoy each picture. : (14 votes)
    58 %
    Two pictures....its not too little but not too much either! : (9 votes)
    38 %
    Three pictures....Its crowded(each pic might not be seen), but it makes the slideshow shorter. : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    We had a variety- DH set it up for random, so anywhere from one to four at a time (he used a screen saver software). We had approximately 100 photos total. Keep in mind that people may not watch the entire slide show at one time, so I don’t think you can have too many.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    23639 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We did 2 photos per page, side by side of DH and me at each age.  People seemed to enjoy that just fine!

    Post # 6
    Member
    3124 posts
    Sugar bee

    I heard feedback from our guests that they liked that our slideshow was shown during a part of the wedding that they didn’t feel obligated to sit absolutely attentively to the whole thing. We showed ours during the seating for the ceremony, but you could show yours while people are eating maybe?

    The ones that I’ve seen during the reception when it was the main event were often too long. I would only want to watch the slideshow for a few minutes at most, so a few pictures per slide would speed things up. I don’t think most guests will want to do more than a cursory viewing of each picture before moving on to the next. 

    Post # 7
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    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I did one at a time and people loved it, just don’t let the picture stay up forever and it won’t be boring.  I’ve also seen what @pengoala:  said – side-by-side pics of the bride and groom at different ages and it was cute.

    Post # 8
    Member
    583 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve seen one where the pictures are running the entire reception so you can go hang out and watch pictures at your leisure. I really loved it and people enjoyed hanging out in small groups watching the photos and making small talk with strangers about the couple.  I would really suggest that for you guys since you have so many pictures; that way you’re not forcing a captive audience to watch your pictures for forever.

    Post # 9
    Member
    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We did one at a time and set it to random. So some would be DH as a child, some would be me as a child, a lot of them included us with our bridal party/family growing up, some of us together. We just made sure it wasn’t up there too long.

    When are you planning on playing it? We played ours prior to the ceremony (while everyone that was there early was bored) and then played it again during the reception. We had probably 100 or so pictures.

    Post # 10
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    3 posts
    Wannabee

    I was at a friends wedding and they used a pretty cool slideshow servide that created a slideshow with movie clips intercut between the pictures.  It was very unique.

    The site was called gigflixstudio.com

     

    I was considering, but have been looking around for reviews.

    Post # 11
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    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    As others suggested as long as its not too long then no worries.

    Post # 12
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @fvsoccer: That’s what we did and it was wonderful. We had 3 songs play and 100 photos, but it started right after the ceremony and played twice while we ushered our guests out. Folks could sit and watch if they wanted, leave if they wanted, and those that were waiting to be escorted out had something to do besides twiddle their thumbs. 

    If a slideshow is played at the reception as a ‘stop-and-watch’ show, then I usually only focus for about 2 minutes or one song before I start to feel like it’s really long. 

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