(Closed) Your thoughts on slideshows during reception

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

i’ve been to a couple of weddings with the slideshow and no, i don’t think it’s too cliche at all! i think it’s a really nice look at the couple’s lives–looking at pictures never gets old!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not a fan, personally.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had one at my wedding in November and everyone loved my slide show.  I only played it during the cocktail hour so it was while guest were mingling and eating and drinking.  I’ve been to one wedding where they play it while you are eating, so you kind of get bored sitting there watching a slide show for 10-15 or 20 min long slideshow. Plus, no one wants to get up because everyone else is all transfixed on the slide show.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are having one. My FI’s aunt really wanted to do it.

As long as it doesn’t go on forever I think it is neat. Seeing the couple growing up 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I love them! I think they’re adorable!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I like them – I love old pictures though.  I also think it’s nice when they are in a location where people can choose to watch them or not. 

My aunts made us one and we played it on a loop in a corner of our cocktail room (not the main reception area).  So if people wanted to stop by and watch it,they could.  Otherwise, they could just ignore it. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re having one at the end of dinner.  My mom’s wanted to do one since my cousin got married 3 years ago!  She and my Future Mother-In-Law are putting it all together and we have no input as to what pictures go into it.  They’re even picking the music! 

I actually like them.  Plus, it’ll give me a chance to see pics of my Fiance growing up that I haven’t seen before!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I always think the pictures are cute but I feel like it works better for a rehearsal dinner. Depending on when it’s played it can really break up the flow of a reception.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I don’t care HOW overdone something is, a cute slideshow is a cute slideshow!  Eventually, what is labeled as “overdone” is relabeled “tradition!”  I always cry when I see the slideshows, they are always so sweet!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i like them, but i think short and sweet is a nice approach.

I went to a wedding a few years back and it was 15 minutes long..which is llllooooooonnnnngggg when you are a guest sitting looking at pictures. I think another problem with it was that half of the pics were of the couple kissing.. you couldn’t see their faces…just profiles of them kissing. it got awkward.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re having one and I’m super excited!  Ideally, we would have played it for our rehearsal, but the equipment is being rented through our DJ, so we would have had to book them for TWO dates.  Instead, it will be played during some portion on our reception since the DJ will already be there.  I’m still not sure the exact placement, whether it should stand on it’s own or if we should have photos of me growing up when I dance with my dad, photos of Mr while he’s dancing with his mom then some of us while were’ doing our 1st dance…

The best part was digging through old photos while I was home at Christmas!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have to say I do not really like slideshows… I did go to one wedding though where it started out with their baby pics and then they included old photos of their guests!  It went by table number, it was kinda fun (yet terrifying) to see what pic they had of me.  But this was a very small wedding, where we all knew eachother, so it was enjoyable for all..

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I personally love them as long as they aren’t forever long.  We did that at my wedding and everyone told us they really enjoyed it (if they weren’t lying to our faces, lol)!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We are having one but it will be on a screen by the DJ booth and it will just run on a loop during the reception. It’ll be pictures mostly from when we were little, picts of all of our friends & fam as we were growing up, etc. But there will be no stopping the party to make everyone sit down & watch it, I’m not a fan of that myself.

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