Post # 1
I want to display pictures of not only us but our friends throughout the years during the cocktail portion (it’s 2 hours for us). I’ve struggled with figuring out ways to do it (ie: poster boards with mounted pictures, or hanging, or….) and no idea really seemed to ‘stick’. The option that seemed like it would work best (and be the easiest) is to have a rotating slide show playing in one corner of an adjacent room (we’ll have a photobooth in that same room and also a 2nd bar).
The reason I’m wondering if this idea will even work is – since it’s a rotating slide show – it’s not like people will know when their pictures will be coming up. As is – it would take over 90 minutes to view (probably longer by the end of it) – so, it’s not like people will stand there and look at all the pictures (or will they?!?!) I also plan to keep it running through dinner/reception (and I figured as people came back to the photobooth or to the bar(s) they could look at the slide show while they waited in line).
I was thinking that people could view pictures as they chose – but I don’t want people to feel like they have to stand there and look at them – if they don’t want to (I plan to have it on a 30″ monitor – not a screen with a projector)
Should I scrap this idea and come up with something else? Or does anyone have any suggestions OR think it will work??
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@ablet: I really like the digital photo frame idea! I think the problem I’m having is that I need more high-traffic areas – or perhaps different ‘viewing’ locations. I think what you are planning sounds perfect!
Post # 6
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 # 7
@jordynrose: I’ve been trying to shorten it – and I was having an impossible time doing so…. I’d almost rather not do it at all, then to cut it down anymore
Post # 8
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
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.