Post # 1
How can I, in a sweetly, bride-like fashion, ask my guests to send me any pictures they may take at our wedding?
The only pitfall of a cruise ship wedding is I get assigned a cruise ship photographer to take pictures for our whole ceremony and reception. Then, the equivelent of gunpoint robbery for any prints/digital copies. I would love to get any pictures from my guests that show the day from their perspective but I can’t think of any good ways to get them to give me their photos.
Any ideas/advice is as always appreciated!
Post # 3
Well most will have digital cameras. Set up a shutterfly or snapfish account. Pass out little business cards with the address instructing your guests how to upload the photos. For other guests that might not have digital cameras still give them a card so they know you want the photos. Then you can just scan them in yourself.
Post # 4
I’d give the cards a try. I put them in our thank you cards, and no takers… but you may have better luck.
Post # 5
@Ms Sassy: That’s a really good idea! Thank you!
Post # 6
We set up a Winkflash account. (We preferred Winkflash to other photo-sharing sites, because a) it’s free, b) it allows unlimited uploads and downloads, and c) it permits free download of the full hi-res images.) We then ordered business cards from Vistaprint that looked like this:
We handed these out to everyone at the wedding, and ended up with a couple hundred photos uploaded.
I think that handing them out at the wedding, and maybe even including them on your wedding website, works better than sending them with thank-you cards. By the time thank-you cards are sent, the wedding isn’t as immediate, so people may be less likely to upload photos.
Post # 7
I forget where it was on here, but I saw a couple people made up a photo scavenger hunt sheet that they left on the tables, so it gives people some motivation to try to get the pics that you really want (ie. you’ll have different views of your first kiss, or the cake cutting or something), and obviously people are going to take pics, so hopefully you can get some!
@2dBride: Thanks for the idea! I might have to do that.
Post # 8
Moo Cards!! Search it on here. Lots of bee’s have used them.