Post # 1
I’ve been seriously waffling back and forth on whether or not to have a slideshow. I enjoy watching them, and my fiance’s cousin would be putting it together, and they’ve always been a hit! We would have the music timed so that the pictures of our relationship would be played at the beginning part of our first dance song with us dancing part-way through – the song is over 5 minutes long and I don’t want people to watch us for that long.
But, in order to have the slideshow, we have to rent the AV equipment from the venue ($165.00 + $55.00 delivery/setup/dismantle fee) and we still have to pick/scan pictures – which, on top of everything else, would be nice to take off the list.
Did you like slideshows at weddings? If you did one, did you regret it? Etc., etc., etc!
Post # 3
The last wedding I went to had a slideshow and it was one of my favorite moments of the day!
Post # 4
Especially seeing as the whole slideshow PLUS your first dance is going to be less than 5 minutes long, I say go for it!
Can you give the scanning job to someone else who would like to be involved?
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I did a slideshow for my cousin when she got married in 2008. Everyone loved it. The funny bit? I had scanned one kid’s picture, whom I had thought it was my cousin-in-law when he was younger. NOPE!
Everyone who knew them both laughed and had a great time looking at pictures. When I apologized to my cousin about the blunder, she’s like, don’t be! She said that it was nice to have the yearbook picture included; it was a picture of her husband’s good buddy who couldn’t attend the wedding.
@jordyanna: You could do slide-shows the old fashioned way by glueing pictures onto poster-boards or prop on an easel at the guestbook table. Low-tech with a personal touch — if budget and time are both reasonable constraints. (Think collage)
OR have a photo album with pictures of family and the two of you by the guestbook, where everyone could take turns having a look!!