(Closed) Baby picture slideshow…TACKY OR SWEET?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Really not a fan. It’s better suited for a baby shower, major birthday (40, 50), graduation party, or bar mitzvah.  Do a table with family and engagement photos at your sign in. 

Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A close childhood friend of my husbands made one as a gift for us and it played during our cocktail hour – it was very sweet imo

Post # 48
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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jennayhoang:  i love the idea, i did this for my wedding and had the DJ play it while everyone was sitting down for first course. 

I had a second video play during dinner but that was a memorial video since my father had passed away

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I think they are a bit cheesy, tacky, and done with but that’s my opinion. If you really want one, I second the suggestion to have it at the rehearsal dinner where it’s all close friends and family and doesn’t take away from other things happening during your reception.

Post # 50
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Busy bee

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jennayhoang:  DH and I were ADAMANT about NOT having a slide show. I literally said thats the only thing I wanted to make sure I had control over and that I refused to have happen. I thought it was tacky, and outdated. However, my younger sister really wanted to be involved somehow (shes 17) and said she really wanted to do it. So I said fine, and was actually not looking forward to the part of the evening when they were to show the slide show.

HOWEVER, it turned out to be a huge success! Everyone loved it, including myself and DH. My guets told me they actually wanted it to be longer (it was probably 4.5 minutes). 

I think if its done in a tasteful way, and isn’t too long, and doesn’t stop people from enjoying their meals, go for it. I would do it again if I had the chance.

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Winery

I don’t think slideshows are tacky but I do think they usually go on too long, seem out of place, and detract from the reception. 

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I don’t think they’re tacky but I usually find them pretty boring and a little ackward when everyone has to sit there and awww at the slideshow.

Post # 53
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We did one, and I don’t regret doing it! We played it after dinner was ate, and while cake was bering served… so guests were still at their tables.

I had a friend put it together. We did a section of each of us growing up (baby to adult with family), and then one with friends (combined), and then one of us together. It was about 5 songs. Ours was on the longer side, but when you get married in your 30’s – you have a lot of pics!

I love them at weddings!!

Post # 54
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Newbee

 

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jennayhoang:  We are doing this however not during our first dance. I think if you did it that way it’d take away from the dance. We plan on having our projected while everyone waits for the ceremony to start.  

Post # 55
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Bee Keeper

I don’t think it’s tacky, its just unnecessary. keep it short 3~ 4 mins max.

Post # 56
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Bumble bee

I go back and forth. I love the idea but every time I have to watch someone elses I get bored. After the first 2 or 3 pictures I do get a bit tired of having to do the ‘awws’, ‘how sweet’ etc. I think pictures themselves are nicer if put on a table and you limit it to 2 or 3 of each of you (one as a baby, one child, one teen). I hate to say this as well but it does remind me of prom slideshows and the slideshows we made as teenagers when we left school to say goodbye – and I dont know if thats the sort of feeling we want to get at a wedding. 

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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jennayhoang:  I vote tacky.

Post # 58
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think it’s cute.

My fiance and I will be having tons of slideshowa in our wedding, at appropriate (in our opinion) times. For example, we will be having a slide show of us as a coupele and individually from all the photos taken over the years we have been together duing our first dance. We believe this is an appropriate time for a slidehow, because we don’t see the point in having everyone watch us dance for 3 minues. How boring for our guests. There will also be a slide show playing as I dance with my dad with photos of me growing up. We will also be having my fiance and his mother dance together with a slideshow going with photos of him growing up. So, a slideshow during a dance or slideshow while eating would, in my opinion not make it tacky.

Photos bring up a lot of fun memories and we want to share all the memories with our family and friends.

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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jennayhoang:  I like them, it makes things more intimate and personal. Who doesn’t wanna see the bride and groom and as little ones?! Plus parents will just melt. 

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m okay with it if it is the length of one song, so 3-5 minutes long at the max. But the ones that span the length of 2-3+ songs annoy the heck out of me. I went to a wedding with one where we had to literally wait 10 minutes to eat because of the bride and groom’s wedding slideshow and by the time it was over I was beyond livid, especially since there was no cocktail hour to eat at beforehand and my stomach was growling.

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