I’m one of those people who loves wedding guests’ photos. I don’t necessarily love seeing them while the bride and groom are still in the act of getting married, but I have to admit that were I to be a wedding guest and the bride and groom didn’t prohibit it, I’d probably at least Instagram something.
As a bride, then, I’m not only cool with our guests taking photos, but I’m encouraging it! But I want the photos. All of them. Because I’m a photo fanatic.
The need, then, was to set up a site where our people could upload their photos. I looked around trying to find something hip and mobile friendly””but I also didn’t want to spend any money, so I ended up with a Shutterfly share site.
It’s the kind of thing that could probably be used as an actual wedding site, but we already have one of those, so I set it up as solely a landing page so we can get our hands on extra photos. From what I understand, people will be able to upload pics and videos. As a bonus, I’m allowing anything uploaded to be downloaded too, so if there are pictures anyone else wants they can take ’em. It’s all password protected, so it feels secure to me.
To let our guests know about the site, I ordered some Vistaprint business cards. It’s hard to tell in this photo, but they’re black and the top script is light yellow.
I figured I had room on the back to use up anyway, so I embraced a bit of nerdiness. I’m an avid Twitterer and Instagrammer, as are a few of my friends, so I decided on a wedding hashtag. I think Mr. Dragon thinks I’m weird because of this, but he doesn’t even have a cell phone so he can’t judge!
Now I just have to figure out how to get our guests to pick these up, take them home, and remember to use them. I can’t put them on the favours because they already have tags, and the favours are going to be already assembled by the time I get down to Brockville with the cards.
I’m thinking about setting them up near the guestbook (which I will reveal soon!) and encouraging people to grab them, or putting one at every place setting and hoping they stay there without blowing away.
Did you make photo-sharing cards? Did your guests use them?
- Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
- Wedding Date:
- September 2012
- Mother of the Bride's residence