- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
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
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*
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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