Post # 1
Hi bees! My wedding is May 30th so this is a pretty last-minute to do, but I and looking for ideas on how to do or collect non-pro pics. I thought that we’d put the disposable cameras on every table, but from what I’ve read, the photos don’t always come out the best. I also saw someone who provided blank CDs and self-address, stamped envelopes so that guests could mail their digital photos to the bride and groom. What did you do at your wedding and what worked best for you? Any other ideas? THANKS!
Post # 3
My and Fiance and I are actually creating a website on Shutterfly and provide little photocards with the website info and password so that our guests can post photos that they have taken of our wedding. I know other Bees have successfully done this.
Post # 4
I love the card that some of the Bees have made. It basically gives the name and password for their flickr account and asks the guests to upload any pictures they took. I can’t remember who has done these off the top of my head, but I’m sure there are some other readers who know!
I think the disposable cameras are a waste of money, just because the pics always suck and half of the are of the same person or they don’t come back to you. As far as the cd’s go, I’m not sure how that would go, but it seems really expensive to do.
Post # 5
A lot of the bees have created Flickr accounts and had little cards with the log-in info and directions. I think its a great idea because you can get unlimited storage and everyone will be able to enjoy the pictures that were taken, no wiaiting around for people to make prints. I’m pretty sure thats what I’ll be doing.
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Post # 7
I made "Photo upload" cards and placed them all around at our reception. I created a shutterfly account and explained to guests how to upload their photos. Also, a lot of guests told me they went to the site to check out other people’s pics even though they didn’t have any. I got a ton of great pics.
Also the cards were easy to make and almost free on Vista print! I uploaded our monogram to the card to make it match the rest of our stationary. There is a picture of them on my bio HERE.
Good Luck and happy planning!
Post # 8
I agree with previous posters that creating an account on flickr or smugmug would be the easiest way to collect non-pro pics. I used flickr and paid the $25 to upgrade to flickr pro that allows unlimited uploads and got some amazing pictures. I think one of the bees used moo cards to print out their info for their account.