(Closed) Collecting guest photos via e-mail?

posted 10 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I haven’t thought about this quite yet as my wedding isn’t for 11 months….. buuuuuuuut I’d be weary of asking guests to email photos, because the chances of them clogging up your inbox is very high!  I am not sure what gmail will allow in terms of limits on attachment file sizes, but I feel like it might end up being a hassle.  You might have to give guests a size limit or tell them to only send a few images at a time…. but then will you be missing out on more great images because they only want to send a few??

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’ve seen people hand out CD’s with a postage paid envelope.  They asked the guests to burn images on the CD’s and then stick them in the mail.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I was wondering about this too…our wedding was back in May, and I know I saw everyone and their mother taking pix, but we’ve only gotten some from one or two people.  I was thinking about including something on our Christmas cards this year making a plea to mail us a CD or upload to our Picasa account.  I know I’ve been guilty myself of being too lazy to email people pix after going to their parties, and then I just forget about it after a few months.  But I wondered if putting it on our Christmas card is a) tacky or b) too complicated (they have to log in to the account and upload). Thoughts from anyone?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

Handing out blank cds and a postage-paid envelope is a great idea! So handy for both the guests and the bride!

Princesskitty, I think if it was in the form of a hand-written note on your Christmas card it wouldn’t come across as tacky, just as a friendly request!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i was JUST about to post my experiece doing flickr..stay tuned..

i dont know about email…im uploading my coworkers pics, and he had 30 pics that were all 2mb a piece…to email, would be kinda hard!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

we are doing CD mailers and also telling guests they also have the option to send pics to our email address. or i’ve seen the bride email the family and say a little thank you for us all to come out and then to remind us that if they have pictures to send it her way so she can enjoy looking at them on her honeymoon. that little reminder always gets me uploading asap.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I just got married 10/20 and have almost 400 pictures that have been uploaded to the flickr account I created!  Granted, the majority of people that have uploaded are computer savvy people, and some people simply emailed some pictures and we uploaded them ourselves, but it has really worked out great. I just sent out a mass email after the wedding with details in regards to uploading them to flickr and it has been awesome…and not much work for me!

Good luck…

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Maybe a old post but i Found it when I was looking for a solution. I have now found http://www.photago.com which seem to be a easy and mordern method. 

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