Post # 1
Oue venue has a built in projector that displays and image/slideshow above where our bar will be, you can also see it as you enter the venue. I was thinking of putting together a slideshow of FH and I to display. It would run on a loop all night, we wouldn’t stop things for people to watch it or anything like that. I’m just wondering if slideshows are ‘so last year’ or if they’re still kinda cute. I’m open to suggestions for something else to project above the bar as well – I don’t really want to leave a big blank wall. I also won’t have any music to go with it.
Post # 3
My in-laws wanted to do a slide-show but I was against it. Slideshows remind me of funerals, and I always expect “In The Arms Of An Angel” by Sarah McLaughlin to start playing.
But, to each their own. I very much do not like them.
Post # 4
@Hyperventilate: I have never associated them with funerals. Interesting perspective.
Post # 5
We are doing one at our rehearsal dinner only. I like them! (but I hate sitting through them at the actual weddings, for some reason!)
Edit: that wasn’t entirely true. We won a free “tv set up” from the DJ that will be near the DJ booth where we can have pictures running t/o the reception. It will not be a formal “slideshow” but just a continuous running of pictures. We are trying to get pictures of everybody that will be at the wedding so people can see themselves on the screen!
Post # 6
@hollyberry4: I agree, I hate sitting through them and being basically forced to watch the whole thing. That’s why I thought having it run on a loop over the bar would be cute, people can watch if they want but they don’t have to.
Post # 7
@MsGinkgo: we are doing that too! Sorry I forgot to include it in my original post… just edited it!
Post # 8
I’ve actually never been to a wedding that had a slideshow! Haha I think it could be cute.
Post # 9
@MsGinkgo: if you’re not “forcing” your guests to watch it at any particular time of the evening and it makes you happy to do it, then go for it. Just as long as its not a “mandatory sit here and watch” type thing, in my opinion.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
I was thinking about having one in the background when we do our father/daughter and mother/son dances.
Post # 11
I’ve seen them more at memorials than weddings too.
The only wedding I saw one was at my ex’s brother’s wedding (rich families). I thought it was obnoxious…1. who has so many freaking pics of themselves and 2.how many flippin ski trips can one go on before they’re 25?? Lol.
But your plan sounds quite enjoyable, I like having background stuff going on. It goes over well for an introvert like me:)
Post # 12
I don’t like them as mandatory sit here and watch type things, but your idea sounds good. We have a similar setup at our venue – there are TVs all over like a lounge, which we can use. I’m undecided though.
Post # 13
@MsGinkgo: Your idea sounds fine… I just had to sit through a wedding where all they did was play their slideshow and it was soundtracked by two songs, American girl and there goes my life(worst wedding song ever btw). She got knocked up young and apparently thought that was a great song to outline their life.
Post # 14
I think you don’t need to project any image of any kind above the bar. Sometimes less is more.
Post # 15
I think looping it could make people think “oh god, when is it gonna stop?”. I dunno.
I think they’re overdone, but i still find them cute, all the baby pictures and stuff.
Post # 16
If you use one at all, definitely have it in the background and without music synced to it.
I attended one wedding where the maid of honor put together a slideshow of the couple, synced to music, that was FIVE SONGS in duration. Do the math, each song approximately 3 minutes at least, meaning the slideshow was well over 15 minutes long. It was ALL pictures of just the couple together (I’m assuming every.single.photo of them since they started dating, lol). It was soooo hard to watch for that long, and frankly really awkward.
If it runs in the background, silently, and no one is forced to watch it, sure.