(Closed) When should I play my slide show?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think it would be more suited for the reception than the ceremony.  I think it would distract from the ceremony.

We just played ours at the rehearsal dinner.

Post # 4
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t know what kind of ceremony you have in mind and how you think it would fit into the ceremony. I don’t often see slideshows during the ceremony. However, depending on what u have in mind, it may work. Is there a reason why you prefer playing your slideshow during ceremony over reception?

For me, slideshow is considered an element of entertainment so I would not play it during the ceremony but think it’s more fitting for the reception (like during dinner). It’s a way to provide some entertainment when everybody is eating and there is also no obligation for people to really watch it (since they could eat/drink/talk or do whatever at the same time) if they don’t want to.

Post # 6
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it would be more suited at your reception as well. I think it would be good during dinner or right before or right after your cake cutting.

Post # 7
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Hi there,

We’re planning to have a slideshow at our reception.  It will be played during the cocktail/appetizer hour. 

One question I do have for everyone is, how did you organize and put together the slideshow?  I’ve never done this before.  I’m assuming first I need to select photos, scan them, and then save to a DVD?  How do you add music? 

Thanks for everything, bees! 


Post # 8
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I went to a wedding last spring that played the slide show before the ceremony started.  I felt like it was a good way to introduce the bride and groom before it started, especially because I didn’t know them (the bride was a family friend of fi).  It filled that time before the wedding that can get a little boring and drag on because you had to get there early to get a seat, etc ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 9
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like them better at the reception too, it might be a personal preference thing though.  That way people can be more open, laugh, talk about things.  I’d feel like I had to be really quiet if it played during the ceremony.


@melisslp: I scanned all of ours in and then organized them in iMovie and dropped songs in from iTunes.  It was super easy and actually fun to make.  We’ll probably just bring our mac to hook up to the dj’s equipment so we can play it, because I don’t think we’ll have anywhere to play an actual DVD.  But if you do that would be even easier to just burn the video to the DVD.

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