(Closed) Overkill to have our slideshow playing in two locations?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i think so….

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

17 mins IMO is way too long. After 3-4 minutes honestly, mentally I’m totally checking out. And to have to see that in two locations, I know that it would get on my nerves. I may love a couple very much but I have no interest in comprehensive recap of their lives.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Totally overkill, I would pick one place or the other to do your slide show.  I know for our wedding what I did was put all the pictures and put it on a memory stick and then had it playing on a digital picture frame. The frame was going the whole time of the reception/dance by the guest book. That way guests could watch the frame if they wanted to but yet was still out of the way.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

17 minutes is pretty long.  I’d try to get it down to 10 MAX, if at all possible.  And two locations might be a little overkill, also.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you should keep it to one screen also. It sounds like the entryway by the guestbook would be the best place, since there are places to sit and near the guestbook would be ideal, imho. Seeing it constantly while dancing could get irritating. I also think you should cut it down to 5-10 minutes. Some guests might want to see the whole thing once, but 17 minutes is quite a while to sit and watch it.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Yes, it’s overkill. After about 5 minutes it’s like “Ok yes we get it!”

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Unless you’re having a massive wedding with 500 people or more, I’d say that it’s total overkill.  And agree with previous posters that 17 minutes is waaaay to long!  No one is going to stick around for more than a few minutes.  If you feel you need to show the whole thing, I’d show the full length version at your rehearsal dinner and skip it at the reception or show a significantly edited version there.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think that’s fine to play it in two locations *shrugs*

I don’t think 17 minutes is too long if it’s just playing in the background and you do not expect people to actually sit and watch the whole thing.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@DeathByDesign: agreed. i mean, i don’t think people ever sit there and watch the slideshows, just glance at them every now and then when they’re not socializing. personally, i’m not a social butterfly so i’d watch it more than most and it’s annoying to me when it’s just a 3 minute slideshow looped and i see a picture of little 4 year old Jimmy with cake all over his face 50 times in one night. it’s ambiance.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think 2 screens is too much and 17 minutes a little too long, but I don’t think you need to have it be incredibly short if people are allowed to watch it at their leisure… maybe try for 10 minutes?

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d have to say yes. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@Wannabe-diy-bride: I think it can appear very vain to have 17 minutes worth of slide show, even if it’s not a captive viewing.  To see it on 2 seperate screens is over the top IMO.

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