Post # 1
Are wedding reception slideshows considered lame and "out" now? FI and I were trying to come up with some fun stuff to have at our reception last night—photobooth would be great but they are quite expensive—so we thought about a fun slideshow.
Are you doing anything fun at your reception that doesn’t cost a lot of money?
Post # 3
This may be sound cliche, but buy the disposable cameras and place them on each table! You always end up getting some really candid, fun shots. They sell some made especially for weddings. I’m not a big fan of the slideshow but I don’t think it’s "lame."
Post # 4
I don’t think slide shows are cliche. Unless of course they last way too long and include ridiculous photos.
A slideshow show should be short and include the most important pictures of the bride and groom growing up and spending time together as adults.
(This doesn’t apply if you’re talking about a professional slideshow that the photographer creates on the day of your wedding. I think those are awesome too!)
Post # 5
We are doing a slideshow, because I love seeing pictures of the bride and groom as they grow up. In our case, we have pictures together starting over 10 years ago when we were in high school! But we have decided to show it right before the ceremony starts. I know it’s a bit untraditional, but we thought it might get people ready for what is about to happen.
Post # 6
If you are having a videographer, ask them if they do a same-day video to show at the reception. Our videographer is doing that so that the rest of our guests can see how the day started with the bride getting ready as well as the ceremony. It only lasts a song that you usually pick.
We are doing a slideshow at the Rehearsal Dinner.
Post # 7
I think they can be really cute, when done thoughtfully and aren’t too drawn out! Go for it!
Post # 8
Oh, and make sure you retain creative control over the slide show. One bride’s parents made the slide show for her, and they included a picture of her with the caption of how she was so beautiful she would inspire more men than Helen of Troy. Unfortunately, she was the kind of girl who was beautiful only in the eyes of her parents, and the guests spent the whole reception snickering about it.
Post # 9
I’m doing a slideshow, but it’s not going to be the center of attention. It’ll just be playing in the background. There will be no sound or anything. I think of it as similar to having a table with a bunch of framed photos…only way more photos. Who cares of it’s ‘out’. I love looking at pictures of people. And I think people will get a big kick out of my huge hair from back in the day!
If you want a photobooth, there are lots of ways to DIY it for a small fraction of the price. Do some searches online and you will find it. A friend of mine is doing a diy one for us. I’m not quite sure how she’s doing it, so I can’t help with details…but I do know that it involves a camera that is part of her computer.
Post # 10
I actually enjoy slideshows at other people’s weddings so we’re definitely having one for ours. I don’t think there is anything lame about it at all as long as it is brief enough to keep everyone’s attention. One thing I am doing is incorporating pictures of us with as many of the people attending our wedding as possible. I am hoping that they’ll get excited when they see we’ve included them as well.