Post # 1
Hi bees, I would love to get an idea of what you all think about getting copies of guest’s digital photos they have taken at the big day.
In this technological day and age, pretty much everyone has a digital camera/phone and will be taking photos. I want to work out an easy way to get copies of these for us to keep too.
I have pretty much narrowed it down to three options:
- CDs/DVDs for guests to take home and burn copies to
- Upload website (like Flickr) for them to share
- USB sticks
CDs and DVDs are super cheap, but posting them is gonna be a pain.
Flickr is simple but guests may not have the best internet connections/time to do it.
USB sticks are simple but a little more expensive at $3 ea. These can be ordered to fit with our ‘theme’ though and will be able to be used again. Ali Express has these super cute chocolate bar shaped ones:
What have you done/do you think is the best option? If I went USB (which honestly is what i am leaning towards) how many would I need for 100 guests – all adult? Maybe 20-ish?
Post # 3
If you are on a strict budget, I would go with the “Photo upload site (Flickr)
Post # 4
I think the photo upload site is a great idea.
Post # 5
I can’t remember who it was, but I remember seeing a bee that did a photo upload site and had these cute little cards at the reception tables that led people to the website. Her incentive to get guests to upload photos was kind of an “I Spy” contest and I think her and her Darling Husband sent a prize (gift card) to the winner who got all the photos on the list and uploaded them first.
Post # 6
Bit more info for you all, budget – meh. We are paying for this ourselves but we have a year and that’s no problem. I don’t mean to upset any Bee’-s-on-a-budget with my lack of budget concerns, but that’s not an issue for our situation.
Another reason I’m leaning towards the USB option is that my partner is an IT technician and I am an admin assistant in an IT department. He originally wanted to give out USB sticks for the favors lol but the oldies wouldn’t really be able to use them 🙂
Though I do like the photo upload option too. Think cd’s/dvd’s are gonna be too “low tech” for him