Post # 1
Is it tacky to have a slide show going during the first dance? I was thinking of using either “Book of Love” by Peter Gabriel, or possibly “Steady as We Go” by Dave Matthews. Whenever I have attended weddings it seems like there is only so long that guests can just watch 2 people (not exactly talented dancers) sway back and forth before it just becomes uncomfortable and boring. So, I was thinking of having a slide show of pictures running during it so that there is something else for people to watch than just to stare at us. We have been together 6 years, so we have quite a few pictures of the two of us, but I was also thinking of including wedding pictures of our parents, grandparents, and possibly a few of us growing up.
Post # 3
I like the idea because I really hate people watching me, so I would feel like there is a better chance they are watching the slidewhow instead haha but that is just my thoughts
Post # 4
We did the slideshow at the rehearsal dinner. I have also seen it played on a loop during cocktail hour. I wouldn’t want to play it during the first dance because I think you give too much for people to look at. Just my 2 cents
Post # 5
@cyndistar3: My thoughts exactly!
Post # 6
I think that would be cute! Especially if you don’t like the attention. Why not?
Post # 7
I wouldn’t do it during the first dance because people won’t be focused on you guys. They’ll probably be watching the slide show. During the rehearsal dinner is a good idea from one of the PPs.
You could always cut your first dance down to like 2 minutes. Just have the DJ/Band stop the song at a logical point.
Post # 8
tacky is definitely the wrong word.
i just think there would be a better time during the reception to put on a slideshow than your first dance.
Post # 9
We had a slide show that played on loop during the reception but I wouldn’t want to watch a slideshow during the first dance if I were a guest at your wedding.
Post # 10
I’d say not to do the slide show during the song; I don’t think it’s tacky, but guests may want to do one or the other (e.g. devote 100% to the one activity happening).
But maybe this idea can help you: My FI and I aren’t good dancers and don’t like a lot of attention (great for getting married, huh? haha). We’ll do the first dance right before the dancing actually starts. We’ll dance for about a minute (by ourselves), then have the DJ invite others to dance or make sure to designate bridal party members to come join us. Then after the song ends, we’ll jump into the fast-dancing music for the rest of the dancing. Just an idea.
Post # 11
I don’t think it’s tacky at all, but it’s a lot of extra effort and in my experience the only one who watches them are the mother’s/sentimental Aunt’s. If you want to do one you absolutely should though!