(Closed) Creative way to ask guests for copies of photo’s they take

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@PuntaCanaBride2012: You should search the threads re: ‘I spy’ cards, photo scavanger hunts, or things of that nature. Some bees have made some AWESOME cards that they handed out to guests, and with a few different ones at each table, you’re sure to get some gems!

Sorry, if I had more time I’d search and give you some links, but it’s way past my bedtime. Best of luck, and happy planning to you, too!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We have bought about 20 little USB sticks (in our wedding theme – they look like chocolate bars) and i am going to put them in a candy jar with a sign next to them, asking for people to post us a copy of their pics.

May even use a digital photo frame to display the message, that way it might get more attention!

P.S. can you tell my partner is an IT geek? 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Unless you hired an amateur photographer or a newbie pro, I would skip this.  It will just cause more people to get in the photographers way during the day.  There is nothing more frustrating than Uncle Bob shadowing a photographer, or ending up in half the pictures.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We made simple little cards – slightly larger than a business card – that just said “Share your pictures with us!” and listed the link to our photo share site. We used Shutterfly – they have a share site that you can upload directly to or an email that people can simply attach the pics to a message and email it, it will automatically upload.

We put the cards in our Out of Town Welcome bags, as well as scattered extras on the cocktail tables. It worked out great and we received almost 400 pictures this way from our guests. Some shots are more candid or were even better than what our professional photographer took.  I think it is a great, easy, cheap idea that you could do.  Other sayings: “Did you get a great shot of our wedding day on your digital camera?  Please share it with us online! Upload pictures to xxx…”

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are using Guestshots.com.  They print and give you custom cards to give to your guests.  They also make a custom DVD using the time stamps of everyone’s pictures and give you a CD of all the originals.  They also put up a facebook site for you and all your friends/guests to look at and download the pics that they want.  We got the option where they give you an HD Camera that you use the whole day, and send it back to them.  =)

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got my idea from another Bee on here, sorry can’t remember her name.  But we created a website on Flickr.com and created “business” cards on Vistaprint.

For the cards, if you signup before you order and wait a few days, you will receive emails for 250 free business cards (you just pay s&h).

Basic wording was….

Please share you photos with us!

If you happen to catch some photos on your digital camera we would love if you could share them online.

I then listed the website along with the username and password to upload.  I also gave the direct site if they just wanted to view what others had put on there.

I will have them put on the tables and hope to have a bunch to look at.

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