(Closed) A different kind of slideshow during cocktail hour – will this idea work??

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I like that idea.

I am also trying not to do a slide show, but want some pictures for viewing.  My idea so far has been to have 2 digital photo frames both loaded with pictures that can just flow all night long.  My plan is to have one at the bar, where people will be waiting in line, and one in the little seating area with couches outside of both the washrooms.



Post # 4
1816 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I don’t think everyone would stand and watch the entire slideshow, but a few people might.  Could you shorten the slideshow so the pictures come up every 30 minutes?  That way people can see their pictures, but not be stand there the whole time.

Post # 6
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This is what we want to do – not have a designated “everyone sit and watch the slide show” time, but just have one playing in the background so people can watch it as much or as little as they want.  I agree that perhaps trying to shorten it down to 30 minutes is a good idea…because 90 minutes is A LOT of pictures and would take a very long time to make!  Pick your faves and use those 🙂 

Post # 8
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think this is your best option for sharing this type of photos!  It’s a nice touch to include more people too and it’s playing throughout the night they will see different pictures each time they’re in the room! 🙂

Post # 9
23 posts
  • Wedding: May 1999

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Even 30 minutes is going to be quite long.  I was at a wedding recently where they had a big flat screen TV near the bar and had a 4 minute slideshow playing on a loop during the reception.  It worked really well.

If you need to show that many pictures I know a company that has a slideshow style which displays around 10 photos at a time as they float up and occasionally spin.  Very similar to the way AppleTV’s screensaver works if you’ve ever seen it.

Digital frames will be pretty small and won’t have the same impact as a flat screen or wall projector.

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