How many is the perfect amount of wedding photos to post to Facebook?

posted 3 years ago in Recaps
  • poll: How many is the perfect number of wedding pictures to post on Facebook without going overboard?
    50 : (111 votes)
    60 %
    100 : (44 votes)
    24 %
    150 : (12 votes)
    6 %
    200 : (8 votes)
    4 %
    250 : (5 votes)
    3 %
    300 : (3 votes)
    2 %
    350 : (0 votes)
    400+ : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    4050 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    So many people I know seem to have posted ALL of their photos – like 500-700. I just roll my eyes after I see the 8th picture of their bouquets. 

    I aimed to have less than 100, but that didn’t seem possible to do while still including all the major highlights. I instead tried to limit the number within each section. So I only posted maybe 5 photos from before the ceremony, 5 detail shots, 2 first look, less than 10 ceremony (and I kept them varied), 1 cake cutting, 2 bouquet toss, 2 first dance, 2 of each parent/child dance, etc. What I posted most of was the formal portraits since I knew everyone pictured in those would want to see and keep only certain shots with certain groupings. I pretty much included all of those (but no duplicates). I realize most people aren’t going to look at all those, but the participants will. In all, I posted 146 out of ~560 total.

    Post # 4
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @jg780806:  Eh. Most people aren’t going to click through your entire album unless they’re really close to you, no matter how many there are. If you want people to look at them, I would make sure you don’t post multiples of the same basic picture- when I’m looking at someone’s album and there are several in a row of each grouping/pose/moment, I’m probably going to give up. Also, pics of decor without people are dull, although they work well in a collage to add to the feeling of the event.

    Tag the people who were there in flattering pics and make your profile pic your absolute favorite- you can change it out over the next few weeks if there are a few you love so much that you really want everyone to see them.

    Post # 5
    471 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @jg780806:  Woah! 50 is the lowest you can choose on the poll? I don’t mean to be harsh but no one wants 50+ wedding pictures on their Newsfeed. I personally wouldn’t put more than 10. I would have a wedding photo share website where you can send people the link so they can see ALL of the photos if they choose to do so, but don’t bombard their newsfeed with photos where they don’t have a choice.

    Post # 6
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    oh my goodness… I was going to say 20! I mean, put up as many as you want, but if it’s much more than 20, then NOBODY who isn’t wedding-obsessed is going to look at your pictures!

    Post # 7
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL & Cheney Mansion, Oak Park, IL

    50-70. And no duplicate-but-slightly-different shots. You’re trying to give people a quick overview of your wedding. I’ve always liked looking at wedding albums, but when I realize you have seven albums, I end up looking at none even when I really wanted to see them. You could always do one thats just the highlights and then put up the others if you want. 

    I never looked at my cousins because she put every.last.picture up there and I could not wade through the whole thing even though I really wanted to see them.

    Post # 8
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2005

    @jg780806:  I think you should just post what you want and not worry so much about it 🙂

    Personally I love when somebody posts all 600 wedding photos. I could look at them for hours! I’m sure I’m the minority but I’ve never been annoyed by too many wedding pictures and I want to see them all!


    Post # 9
    471 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @red_rose:  We posted pretty much the same thing at the same time! Great minds… 

    Post # 10
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @jg780806:  Pretty much everyone I know posts all the photos they get from their photographer in one big album.

    I plan to post all of them minus the details stuff that no one else is really interested in – but if it has a person in it, it’s going up!

    Post # 11
    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @jg780806:  Your poll starts at 50. I think that is even WAY too high. People don’t care.

    Post # 12
    3753 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @red_rose:  +1 I would have said 20 pictures. 50? Who’s got the time to even post that many. Cray cray.



    Post # 13
    1122 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Considering how few photos my fiance and I post on Facebook, we might end up just putting up about 50 for the friends and family who couldn’t attend and the rest we’ll keep to ourselves. I’m just really not a big fan of huge photo albums and stuff.

    Post # 14
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Yeah, so…only the people who care about your wedding are going to look through your entire wedding album. If you want people to see some of your pics I would just make your favorite picture your default, and another one as the banner on your profile.

    Post # 15
    2529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I was going to vote 1. Facebook isn’t really the place for a personal photo album.

    Post # 16
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @jg780806:  I selected 50 but honestly I would never post even that. I’d post like one of us, one with our parents, maybe a group shot or two, but that would be it. I don’t even know if I’ll do that. 

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