(Closed) How to ask guests to upload their pics to a photo hosting site?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 5
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used Flickr.com and created a pro account for $25 for the year. That way there wasn’t a photo limit. I included the following information in our programs.

Please share your photos with us!
We have set up an online account for you to upload & share your photos from this special day. We can’t wait to see the moments you have captured. 
Go to flickr.com & click on Sign In
ID: ##### – Password: #####
Click on “Upload” at the top of the page and start sharing!
View the photos at flickr.com/photos/#######

About 6 guests uploaded a total of just under 300 photos. 
I knew that my photographer would be leaving cards at the reception and those things get lost easily so I was hoping that our guests would keep their programs, I would say it worked out well. 

Post # 6
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We used a photo share site thru Shutterfly. We had more guests than I anticipated actually upload pictures.  I was pleasantly surprised!  We registered for a “wedding” account for Shutterfly because you needed an account to actually upload to the site.  We figured that way if people had their own account they could use it but they didn’t need to feel obligated to create one just to upload.  It was very user friendly and easy to both upload pics to and also download pictures off of.  

We created a postcard that we put at each place setting to give directions for uploading.  I created them thru Vistaprint so it is set to the size guidelines for that.  If you want, I can email you my template.  Let me know!

Post # 7
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We had cards made, which ended up on the escort table. Most guests didn’t take them, so I included them in the thank you cards.

Post # 8
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just printed out the camera tutorial off of off-beat bride.  http://offbeatbride.com/2012/08/photo-information-card-holder

Can’t find my cards right now, but I made my site on flickr and paid for the pro site for $25.

I just basically put the instructions for uploading images.  depending on how sucessful it is I plan on making cards and sticking them in my thank you notes as well.   

Post # 9
28 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

We also went with a Share site through Shutterfly.  Im going to put all of the info in our  Out of Town pamphlets that I have created and I may make the cards too for the escort table, just depends on time!

Post # 11
28 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ReyDar64:  I actually got the wording from another bee here in her Out of Town pamphlet that she sent us the template for.  But here it is!

 We are including a game in our reception called “I Spy”.  The purpose of this game is to allow our guest to participate in capturing our special day and possibly give the children something to do.  There will be “I Spy” cards on the tables.  They have a list of different items to take pictures of,   ranging from the bride and groom kissing to the best dancer in action. 

To help up make this a success, please remember to bring your cameras!!   
Please upload ALL pictures to the following webpage.
♥Password: xxxxxxxxxx
♥Select Pictures
♥Click the Add albums tab to add your photos to your own album!
They wont have to have an account to view the page, but if they want to leave a comment on a certain photo, then they can create an account or log in with their facebook account!  Hope this helps!!

Post # 13
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

It seems like the above posters have this covered but if your guests are using phones or iPads, there’s a photo sharing app –


Post # 15
28 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ReyDar64:  Yes you are correct, they will need an account.  I hope this doesn’t deter people from uploading now that you point that out!  I would be so bummed to not get to see some great shots that someone caught all because they are not good with computers and/or they dont want to make an account. Frown

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