(Closed) Baby picture slideshow…TACKY OR SWEET?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 61
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 

jennayhoang:  If you decide doing an entire show is too much, one cute idea I saw on Pinterest was including a funny baby picture of each of you on the venue’s bathroom doors, to indicate the men’s vs. women’s room. Might be a cute idea to still incorporate a baby picture without making everyone sit through a slide show, or detract from your first dance. (Personally, I love seeing baby photos so I would love it either way!)

Post # 62
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

I really don’t care for these at weddings. I feel that they can be awkward and often throw off the flow of the evening. They seem more well suited for a graduation party or something.

I have seen them done more appropriately at rehearsal dinners though, and that seems much more reasonable to me as those in attendance are typically family and close friends–ie: those who care most about you when you were riding a pony when you were five, etc.

Obviously, this is a matter of taste but I feel that making all your guests view a slideshow in addition to (often too-long) toasts and speeches, is a bit much.

 

I do, however, think that the idea AtoZ2015 mentioned with baby pics on the bathroom doors, is cute and much more subtle.   

Post # 63
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335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My in laws were adamant about having one for some reason. We played it as people started coming in for the reception. That way, they didn’t have to watch it if they didn’t want to and can just mingle. Our engagement pictures were on an infinite loop throughout the dinner though. I really didn’t plan my wedding and most things were last minute, so… *shrug*

Post # 64
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

As long as it is going on in the background eg. during dinner/cake/whatever, so they are optional rather than an obligatory focus, then i think they are great, particularly if you pick the childhood and teenage ones with the dodgiest haircuts and jumpers etc so everyone can have a good laugh. 

I think they generate a real feeling of warmth around the couple and it’s nice for their respective parents. What people don’t want to see is a slideshow of all your greatest moments- winning prizes left right and centre, then it just comes across as a “The Wonder of Me” vanity project. 

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