Post # 1
I know other people have done this before, but I’m having trouble locating anyone who can help me with this idea.
I am hiring a friend to photograph my wedding. She’s wonderful and very talented, but because it will just be her, I’m trying to find alternative ways to capture my wedding day. I will already be placing disposable cameras on all of the tables, but since those pictures can be disasters in themselves, I’ve decided to also go another route and I need some ideas.
My FI and I set up an account with photobucket.com, and we would like to somehow inform all of our guests about it. Our hope is that people will take pictures with their own cameras at the wedding and post them on this shared website so that we can all see pictures that people took (instead of relying solely on something like facebook). I already have the photobucket account set up, with an easy password.
I’m thinking about just typing up a little something on nice card stock and sticking it in the favor bags (which are cute little cookies). My question is, have any of you done this and have pictures of the piece of paper with the website, directions on how to share pictures, etc? I’m having trouble wording it so that it doesn’t sound complicated for my guests.
If any of you have any suggestions or pictures of something similar to this, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks 🙂
Post # 3
We had business cards printed that said something along the lines of “Please share your pictures with us! Go to shutterfly.com. Username: xxxx Password: xxxx Click ‘add pictures’ and follow the instructions” We had the cards out at the wedding (I told the coordinator to put them on all the tables, but she just put them at the bar) and we put one in each thank you note we sent.
However, only a few people have actually posted their pictures. I’ll probably PM a few friends who posted pics on facebook to have them put them on shutterfly. (As a side note, you cannot download the full resolution photo from facebook so prints would be poor quality). However, we had a friend who used the cards and she had a great turnout. It probably depends on your crowd. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
vistaprint does 200 business cards for free with about $5 shipping. I set up a photobucket account too but I might do the irave (i think.. there was a recent bee post about it) route and get new cards printed because i like the idea of emailing the pictures instead of having full access to the whole account.
ETA: picture and to say we’ll put them out on the card table adn have enough left to also send one along with the thank you cards, just to remind people who may have overlooked the ones at the wedding.
Post # 5
I think the card in the favor bags is a great idea. I would talk to the DJ as well and see if he/she could find a way to slip in an announcement.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! We would do the business card thing but we’re already setting out business cards in front of our card box (thank you Vistaprint!) so I don’t want to do overkill with the business card idea.
Thanks for the wording advice, @runskiclimb!
Any other ideas?
Post # 7
We put a few lines in the wedding program but I also like the idea of reinforcing it through the DJ making an announcement and also the thank you cards.
Here’s our wording:
Taking Photos Today?
Please upload them to our wedding album on Photobucket: