After our engagement, the first thing I did was set up our website and a flickr photo page so that our friends and family could upload their pictures from the proposal. I sent out thank you cards to the people who attended and included a link to the flickr photo page, hoping people would use the password I provided and upload their stuff. Sadly, I didn’t get any takers. Not to be discouraged, I kept the flickr page and decided to create cards to put on people’s plates at the reception with instructions on how to upload their photos. I am really hoping it works! Here are the cards I made:
I will have these babies printed as postcards through Vistaprint, but I’m waiting until about a month and a half before the wedding–I’m paranoid that Yahoo! will change their uploading methods and then my instructions (which will be printed on the back) will be useless.
I feel like a super big jerk, though, because I got my inspiration from a girl on the knot, but I cannot for the life of me remember what her bio name was! Please, someone remind me and I will post it. This was her card:
For those of you who are looking to do something similar, here’s the text I wrote on the back, with the upload instructions:
“To Upload Your Photos:
1. Go to http://www.flickr.com (don’t forget, there’s no “e” in flickr!). Click “Sign In” on the top right.
2. For Yahoo! ID, enter “USERNAME” and the password is “PASSWORD”
3, Click “Upload Photos” at the top of the right column.
4. Click “Choose Photos” and browse your computer for your images. Upload as many as you are willing by clicking the “Add More” link.
5. Click the “Upload Photos” button. You can describe the photos if you’d like to, but if you don’t have time, don’t worry about it!
To check out everyone else’s photos from the proposal, rehearsal and wedding, visit:
Sometimes it can take awhile to get your pro photos–hopefully this will make the wait a little easier!