Post # 1
We just got our wedding photos back. Everyone that attended the wedding is in at least 1 or 2 of them. I am trying to figure out a way to incorporate them into the thank you cards. We have 1,700 photos total, so I’m avoiding just sending them all out.
Idea #1 – get photos printed and mail a thank you card with the photo(s) of the person, and send this photo collage as a 4×6 card as well. Option 2 – send out all the photos electronically to everyone so they can pick and choose what they like (keep in mind there are 1,700) and send them a hand written thank you card separate. In the card we will remind people where to go and see the photos. I’m trying to find a way to make it fun, but I don’t want to overload people. Especially the parents who barley know how to go online and view the albums.
Any thoughts, suggestions? Have you done something like this? Please let me know! 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 3
I guess it depends how considerate you would like to be and how much you want to spend. I didn’t want to hassle my family/friends and make them print out their own pictures because I know some of them are totally computer illierate.
I did your first option. I printed out a photo card at Costco for everyone that has a bit of space on the side for me to write on. If you are thinking of getting those photo notecards printed, just be warned that they are normally over $1/each and that can get quite expensive fast if you have a ton to do. The Costco cards were only about $32/each. Although Costco only really has one design that says Thank You and you probably only want to use one picture which is a major drawback. You might want to go and check it out.
I also loaded all my wedding pics onto snapfish (cheapest place I could find w/decent quality) to print out pictures for each person that was in a picture. This took a LONG time because the files was from my photographer and they were huge. Literally took over 2 hours for 20 pics to load at a time. So depending on how large your files are, this can be a big time commitment unless you have a super fast line. After loading I had to look at each pic and count how many people were in each picture to figure out how many of that one print I would need. Again, time consuming. Then when I got the pics I had to sort through them and put each one in a stack for each couple.
Although it was a big time commitment and expensive, everyone was really excited and greatful to get the pictures that they were in. And for me, I figured it was a nice way to thank people for sharing in my special day. Good luck!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2019 - Rainforest wedding, beachfront restaurant reception
I am doing a photo collage thank you card and then printing out photos on my photo printer to include in the card. I think it would be really sweet (and time consuming!) to send personalized photo cards with featuring particular guests photos, but it’s cheaper to buy in bulk so that’s what I am doing
Post # 5
I would send the collage of the two of you and then include a way for them to look at them electronically. Maybe you can organize the pictures into ceremony, reception, and then break it down more with grooms fam, brides fam, friends. You can use flickr or another site. If you send the collage as a postcard that would also save you some money.
Post # 6
we just chose one good pic of ourselves as a couple and uploaded it to shutterfly (i found the cheapest cards there). i’m in the process of writing the thank you cards..200 handwritten cards is a pain in the … !
i will probably upload to snapfish all our pro fotos though and print out pics of guests so we can give it to them as well, like another poster mentioned. i like snapfish’s print quality far better than any other online or in store competitor and they have good pricing (except you have to add in shipping).
Post # 7
A few of our friends and family really want to see all the photos (like you we have over 1000, including the photos from the RD). Most of them really don’t want to take the time. I went through the photos and figured out who was in which ones, and then ordered copies of the best one or two of each guest to send. We didn’t want to wait on our thank you cards to get this done, so I’m going to send them out with Christmas cards this year.
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Post # 9
I would save the hassle and $$. Make a collage is simple.
I’ll be honest and say that I have received some photo thank you cards and they eventually end in the trash. Not right away but soon enough.
If it’s for family: make CD copies of the best pictures or open a Flickr account.
I find that as much as your family loves you no one wants to go thru 1700 photos where you’re actually only in 5 of them.
Post # 10
We did our photo greeting cards at Wal-Mart – $0.44 each.
Post # 11
Option 2. I love being able to look through the photo gallery – especially if it was an unplugged wedding