Post # 1
Our album is almost ready to approve, but my mom thinks we should add a few pages of guest pictures (as in pictures of our friends and family, not pictures that guests took). Did anyone do this? Think it’s a good/bad idea? She thinks we will like to look back on it someday and remember who was at the wedding. It’s also not going to be free, so I don’t want to just add pictures willy nilly. Thoughts?
Post # 3
I have some guest pics in our album, and they look pretty dissonant compared to the photog pictures! You can definitely tell which ones are which!
So I would make your own second, smaller album of guest pics and honeymoon pics!
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@RunnerBride13: We have some awesome guest pics from our faux-photo booth! I love looking through them, but if you don’t want them – don’t include ’em!
Post # 5
I did not include guest pictures.
My album was small and I wanted to maximize the space to include photos of me, DH, bridal party, immediate family…..
Guest shots tend to be candid/dancing shots…. not the greatest photos in my opinion
Group family photos- there is always someone with their eyes closed, mouth open, etc
Do you have rights to all the photos?
My photographer gave us a CD with all the photos so I will always have access to them…..
Post # 6
Oh!! I’m sorry I meant photos OF the guests!! Not photos by the guests 🙂
Post # 7
our photog took guest shots, we are including some of those in our album.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
We included a few but we also had a shot of us surrounded by all of our guests so that one definitely made it into our album.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I’m definitely including some. But the community aspect of our wedding was a huge, huge part of it. So I guess it depends on whether that’s a big part of what you want to remember, too.
Post # 10
I put in a few pages (two main spreads) of photos of guests. I like the idea of seeing all those people who came and supported us. Also, it included family that weren’t in the traditional “family” photos.
Post # 11
Me? Personally? I actually wish I had more shots of my guests that I could include. In ten years I’m not going to care about my centerpieces or a pretty picture of my ring, but I’m absolutely going to want to remember the amazing friends and family that made my wedding day so special.
But that’s me. If you don’t want the pictures of guests, then don’t include them. But I’d encourage you to think about what you really want to remember from your wedding. If you’re showing this to your kids someday are they going to care more about your candy buffet or are they going to want to see pictures of Aunt Lucy’s crazy 2013 outfit and hair (since we’ll all be dated by that point). I know when I look back at old pictures from my parents wedding or my husband’s parents wedding, it’s the pictures of the people that I care about the most.
Post # 12
I would personally want to add pics of guests especially of my closest friends and my family members. I would want to remember who shared the day with us and how much fun they had, not just have a book of bridal party and formals.
Post # 13
@RunnerBride13: I will definitely have them in our album 🙂
My wedding was family based and it would only make sense to fill our album with family!
Post # 14
I included guest pictures, but most of my album was focused on the reception (the part that I liked the most). I’m not one for formal pictures though.
Post # 15
We are definitely including pictures of guests in our album. They were a major part of what made our reception so much fun. Just so happens that I’m in almost every single one (because I danced the whole night) even if I’m just in the background. I tried to make the album pretty evenly distributed with the types of pictures we used. I didn’t want 100+ pictures of just us and nothing else.
Post # 16
I tend to like the candids over formal shots. Having shots of the guests really brings you back to specific moments, reminds you of the fun things that happened during the day. Some of my favorite pictures of my sister’s wedding are the ones of guests dancing, seeing the goofy faces people made. The staged shots are beautiful of course, but the candids really capture the feelign of the day.