(Closed) Are you doing a Slide Show for your reception?? Yes or Skipping it?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you doing a slide show?
    YES : (18 votes)
    25 %
    NO : (45 votes)
    63 %
    Other--Please share alternative ideas! : (8 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We’re having a rather large wedding, so we’ll play a slideshow of photos (if we ever make the dang thing) before and after the ceremony while people are being seated or waiting to be ushered out.

    That way, everyone gets their fill of photos, they’re entertained during that before/after time, and there’s no interruption of the reception to make everyone stop and watch a slideshow. Best alternative that we could come up with. 

    Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @ceamoste:  Oh my – 30 minutes?  I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that you win this battle!   Otherwise, my only advice is to play it when people are eating or doing something.   If I were forced to sit there, most likely starving, for 30 minutes watching a slide show before I could eat, I would not be a happy camper!

     

    @dianeanthony:  I definitely don’t think you need to feel obligated to do one – It’s been about 50/50 with the weddings I’ve attended.  To be honest, I prefer to look at pictures on the guest book table or cake table at my leisure, rather than be forced to watch a long slideshow.  And it’s a much easier project which equals less stress for you.  Win!  Smile

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’re doing one, but on a drop-by basis only. We’re putting my 32″ flat screen TV next to the guestbook table and playing a slide show off my iPhone (not like I’ll be able to answer calls that day anyway!). That way it’s like a huge digital photo frame and people can look at it for as long as they’re entertained, then walk away. I’m usually bored during other people’s slide shows so I didn’t want to stop everything and force people to sit through a bunch of pictures.

    Will let you know how that goes.

    Post # 19
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    7371 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    In our family/circle they are not the norm so its not expected or needed. So not having it fine. Frankly, thats one trend that I’ve never really cared for.

    Post # 20
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    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We didn’t. I personally don’t enjoy them at weddings. I always feel like I am being forced to watch old family vacation videos.

    Post # 21
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    7371 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @dianeanthony: See a digital frame with a few shots by the sign in table is cute. or  some childhood pix. But I really do not want to sit thru some huge production set to music.

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We have a couple of flat screens behind our bar so we are going to have a slideshow playing on a loop during the entire reception

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think we’ll be scattering pictures of us as a couple along the center of the tables (we have long tables, not circle so it works great) and probably by the guestbook, cake, etc. So people can stop and look or ignore them, and we don’t have to show the world our awkward 12-year-old selves 🙂

    Post # 25
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    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Were doing one to play during eating and dancing that people can see. So it wont be a big deal if people dont want to watch it they don’t have to.  Fiance and I went to high school together and we have the same friends so most of our pictures will be of us with friends including some family pics.

    Post # 26
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Yes, but we’re NOT stopping the wedding for everyone to view it will be on repeat in the background.

    Post # 27
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are having ours during the cocktail hour as people are mingling around.  We might do it as a continuous loop but we will see when it gets closer. 😛  They can decide if they want to watch it or chat with friends and family.

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We were planning on it, but we ran out of time and didn’t. I think it’s a cool idea, but we honestly didn’t miss it. Everyone at the wedding has seen tons of photos of us both together and during our adolescent years, so it’s not like it would have been the first time- haha.

    Post # 29
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Our venue had a few very small TVs around the area where we had our cocktail hour.  We had planned on putting together some pictures that could cycle through the TVs but they were broken the week before the wedding so we scrapped the idea.  Didn’t miss them at all either.

    Post # 30
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I actually really dislike slideshows.  i think it takes up too much time while people could be mingling, dancing, and partying.  And honestly i usually don’t care to sit through a 20 minute presentation of baby pictures… :/  

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