Post # 1
I will be starting to make our picture slideshow. I wanted to put at least 2 or three pics up on one slide, but Im afraid that it would be too much to see, that by the time its time to go to the next slide, people wont be able to know what they are seeing.
I was thinking of putting one picture on each slide but my FI picked at least 30 pictures of himself and said he doesnt want to take anymore out. So thats alot of slides.
You think I could put at least a couple pics on each slide?? Or is that too much??
I really dont want to bore people with a long slideshow, but I also dont want to bunch up photos.
What have you seen at weddings???
Post # 3
ANy help would be appreciated!
Post # 4
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
As others suggested as long as its not too long then no worries.
Post # 12
@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.