(Closed) Photo Sharing for/from wedding guests

posted 10 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I used picasaweb on google.  I set up a new account and password and made business card sized instructions and they were in different places at the reception.  Looking back, I wish I had put something on the actual tables like one of the Bees did.  [My coordinator fought me on this point and I caved]. I have been struggling to get people to upload photos since the wedding (2 months ago).  But it may be more because of their laziness! Good luck! 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I did the same with the cards with an account login and password on the guest book table.  Once we got links to our professional photos, I also sent out an email sharing the photos with them but also requesting/reminding them to upload their pictures to our site.

I used shutterfly because of the unlimited upload space, but in hindsight wish I had chosen another site because as far as I can find, you can’t download full resolution copies of the pictures.  You can only order prints, or a disc with the high-res photos for $$.  From my experience with them, Flickr and Picasa/Google let you download the high-res photos for free, and unless you have a ton of pictures uploaded (I didn’t) you probably won’t run into a space issue.

Good luck! 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I did exactly what Mrs. Lemon did using flickr…so look at her posting on that.  Some people are just lazy to upload to the site, unfortunately.  There is also a way to easily download all the photos your guests uploaded for you, but I’m still trying to figure that out because I don’t think the sites I have found are compatible with my Mac. 

Post # 6
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Newbee

If you have a pro account on flickr, you can download the full resolution images from your guests, one of the few sites that let you do it. And it’s only 20. Plus some sites have upload limits, flickr pro doesn’t.

I put my instructions on the program, because most guests take that home with them.  

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I did the flickr route and had small cards with a ‘hey you with the camera’ type of verbage on it – and I also updated our wedding website to show the pictures and have some general info on it.  It was easy and when I want to close it down to new uploads all I have to do is change the password.!

Post # 8
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1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

here is the wiki article on it, along with links to Mrs. Lemon’s original post.

http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Non-pro_photos 

Her method is the one that the bees have used the most. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I used shutterfly and I love it.  They made some changes to their program so as of about 2 months ago high res pics are now downloadable.  Our site is http://singhiphotos.shutterfly.com

Have fun!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Coming from someone who is terrible about sharing photos (not because I don’t want to… I just never get around to sending/posting them!), I hope this is helpful.  My sister put disposable cameras on the tables (I know, I know, it’s not new–this has been done at a million weddings) and collected them at the end of the night.  She had them developed at a one-hour photo shop so we could look at them all at the day-after brunch.  Since she had the cameras, she didn’t have to wait for people to get around to posting their photos.  Although only one in three photos was good enough to frame or put in an album, it was fun to have them so quickly and we found that the coverage of people was really good–people tended to take pictures of their tables and closest friends, so we got a little bit of everything.  

Good luck!

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