Slideshow before ceremony…?

posted 3 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would save it for the reception.  The ceremony is already all about you, and it feels a little over the top.

Post # 5
5160 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think that having it looping while people are arriving is kind of a cool idea.

Post # 6
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I want to do the same. I figure those who arrive early may like a little entertainment. I’m assuming that if it’s playing during cocktail hour, no one is forced to sit there and watch, so if you saw it before the ceremony, you can ignore it if you choose but some people love to see the photos and will watch it more than once. I think that’s a great idea!

Post # 8
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve seen people do it both ways. Either way works, as long as it’s not too long. I watched one that was like 20 minutes long once during a reception. Snoozeville

Post # 9
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would agree with saving it for the reception!

Post # 10
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I don’t know why but seeing photos or videos at a church makes me think of a funeral. Maybe that’s just because I’ve never seen it done at a ceremony before? 

Post # 11
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

How about this for an idea:
Create a canvas/frame with many pictures on it and have it propped on an easel during the ceremony. (Or use a chalkboard/window-frame and tape pictures onto it)
You can nail/glue a sign which says “Our Story Before We Become Mr. & Mrs.”.

This way, when guests walk in before the ceremony starts, they can take a sneak peak at the pictures of what you wanted to show case. You could include the songs you wanted to play as a prelude — before any of the entrances happen.

I think slideshows before or during the ceremony could be distracting…. Also, just before the ceremony starts is usually a great time for family members who haven’t seen each other in a very long time to catch up!

Post # 12
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I personally think it could be too much with photos of the wedding couple everywhere. So I would not do both. We had a slideshow at our cocktail hour showing photos that the guest took at the cermony and at the cocktail hour. I perosnally think that is much more fun. We used the Photago app and when guest uploaded photos to our album the photos where immedietly shown on the slideshow. The guest thought it was great fun!



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