Slideshows for wedding receptions are becoming very popular. It
is most definitely the “In” thing to do, and before long wedding
slideshows will become so common that the thought of not having
a slideshow at the wedding reception will be equal to the
thought of not having a photographer at the wedding reception!
However, some brides and grooms are a little reluctant at the
prospect of showing a slideshow at their wedding reception. Here
are some of the top 5 reasons that we have been exposed to, and
our solutions to them.
1. We don’t want to bore our guests. – This is a very legitimate
concern. Afterall, how many of us really want to sit down and
watch picture after picture of the same two people and their
friends – whom you may not even know – over and over and over
again? You can see the audience yawning without even being
there. It can make you tired just thinking about such a
slideshow. However, this is not the case with creative video
slideshows. With creative elements added into the slideshow, the
audience sits amazed in the midst of laughter and tears while
enjoying being entertained and having no idea how much time has
actually passed by. In addition to the creative elements
included in the creative slideshows, clients are counseled in
how to create a slideshow that will involve the audience, not
2. We feel like we’re showing off or being prideful by
displaying picture after picture of just us. – Another
legitimate concern, but totally obsolete. This is your day – it
is about you! Enjoy your day that’s all about you and your new
love – celebrate! This is a once in a lifetime event! And a good
slideshow consultant can help you create a slideshow that is
entertaining and extremely enjoyable to all your guests.
3. It’s too time consuming. – Yes, gathering up photographs, and
videos does take time. So ask mom and dad, brother and sister,
grandmom and grandpop, aunt and uncle, and very close friends to
help. Think of the wonderful memories you’ll be creating as you
sit down together to go through old photos and to watch videos
that haven’t been viewed since they were taped. Make some fresh
cookies and hot cocoa, or some other delicious snack to serve as
you spend the afternoon together reminiscing. This will be time
well spent as you share these tender and intimate moments with
those you love the most.
4. It’s too expensive. – How can you put a price on memories?
Photos will yellow, crack, and fade. And even VHS tapes lose
their quality over time. However, once you place your favorite
photos and video clips on DVD’s or CD’s, they will last forever.
Never cracking, yellowing, fading or degrading. Another big
bonus is that they make wonderful gifts for you to give to
family and close friends after the wedding reception ceremony.
Think of the joy on your mother’s, father’s, and grandparents
face when you hand them, their own copy of the DVD!
5. I just don’t know where to begin. – We realize that this
project can seem overwhelming amongst all the other wedding
planning that must be done, so we created the “12 Steps to a
Successful Slideshow Production” checklist for you to follow. No
need to stress out on what to do next, just follow the steps.
You can also call or email your professional slideshow
consultant at Sands of Time Multimedia Creations and she or he
will be glad to help you with any questions or concerns you may
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started creating a
creative video slideshow presentation for your wedding reception
that will add to your day’s events and keep your guests talking
about your wedding day for years to come! View some samples and
experience the difference!