(Closed) Baby picture slideshow…TACKY OR SWEET?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 31
849 posts
Busy bee

I think if it’s running on a loop on a screen throughout the reception it’s fine- but to have a set time where you show it and everyone has to stop and watch it is tacky.

Post # 32
7905 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve seen the slideshows done before the ceremony. They are way cute!

Post # 33
691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


jennayhoang:  What if you played it at the rehearsal dinner instead of the reception?

Post # 34
2705 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not a fan during the wedding.  They always seem to go on way longer than they should and do distrupt things.  However, I had some friends do it during their rehearsal dinner and thought that was the perfect time.  The people closest to you and the ones that would care the most are at the rehearsal dinner.

Post # 35
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

jennayhoang:  I really love this when the couple has known each other for ages (for example, two of my friends from elementary school are marrying each other, grew up across the street from each other, etc). Otherwise, it’s kind of “meh”. 

If you’re going to do it, keep it to the length of one song.

Post # 36
375 posts
Helper bee

I think these are cute, or at least are cute in the way that I’ve seen them. I’ve never been to a wedding where all of the action was stopped and you were forced to watch a slideshow. However, I’ve been to several weddings where there was a slideshow going during the cocktail hour and/or while you were waiting for dinner to be served, and I thought it was really cute. Even at a wedding that I didn’t know the couple, I enjoyed watching the slideshow…it gave me something to do rather than waiting for the food to be served. 

Post # 37
1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

There’s been a slideshow at every wedding I’ve been to and I love them!  They are really cute and it’s fun to see your friends when they were little kids and if you don’t know one of the bride or groom really well, it’s cool to see how they grew up.

Everyone always seems to love them and I’ll probably have one at my wedding because my mom wants it really bad lol 

Post # 38
9097 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My in laws wanted to do this but the only time I have seen it done is at funerals, so I was against it. People who attended my wedding wouldn’t have cared. I personally wouldn’t watch it.

Post # 39
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We didn’t do a slideshow (I agree it can be very tedious to sit through, and many venues don’t have good projection spots that won’t blind half the guests). What we did do was get a collection of photos from baby photos, growing up, high school, us together, etc and hung them on the wall with mini clothespins for a cute display the guests could look at on their own time. People seemed to like it a lot and had fun picking out who was who in each photo.

This isn’t the greatest picture, but you get the idea, one the wall are photos of us, and the framed photos on the table were parents, grandparents, etc wedding photos (also a huge hit for us but depends a lot on the family dynamics).

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Post # 40
1179 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

jennayhoang:  I’ve made about a dozen of these videos for friends/family, but they’ve all be shown at the rehearsal dinner. People in attendance there are your closest friends and family and those are the people who are most likely to appreciate those pictures and they are likely to be included in a lot of those pictures as well! Playing it at the rehearsal dinner is great because it doesn’t take additional time out of your reception.

I’ll be making the video for our rehearsal dinner. I’ll also have a DVD copy for each set of parents and maybe the grandparents. I might make a 2nd video just of pictures of my fiance and I together and do a looped video to play on a projector screen at the reception (picture below of venue), but I haven’t decided on that yet. 

Post # 41
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

The wedding is all about “look at us” bask in your moment !! Sorry if it sounds self absorbed but it’s your day !! I am doing the same but the pics will include us with his family and mine so everyone can fondly remember our journey becoming not two families but one 🙂 

i say go for it.

Post # 42
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Our DJ booth comes with a tv screen above it, he’s going to just have it looping quietly in the background of the wedding if people want to wander over or glance at it. It won’t have its own moment or anything, just something for the grandparents to ‘awww’ over. Its important to some of my family members so I don’t see any harm.

Post # 43
864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

jennayhoang:  I’ve seen slideshows of the couple growing up and while it can be a nice deterrant from a boring speech, I think they’re not necessary.

Post # 44
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

jennayhoang:  Can you have it at the rehearsal dinner instead? I personally hate them, but we had one at the rehearsal dinner and it was nice because it was close friends and family only.

Post # 45
1506 posts
Bumble bee

jennayhoang:  Well, that was the title of your post lol don’t ask for honesty if you don’t want to hear it

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