And they didn’t disappoint, on Facebook or otherwise. Within just a week of giving out photo-share cards, which our coordinator set at each guest's table setting before the reception, close to a thousand pictures had been uploaded to our Shutterfly site.
Going into the wedding, we knew this would likely be the case, since we have a very camera-friendly group of friends and relatives. In fact, the majority of the photos were taken by just two people – my bridesmaid Pooneh and her mom!
Here, a few of my wedding day favorites that were not shot by the pros.
LESSON LEARNED: Whether you end up with a thousand pictures or just one, providing photo-share cards to your guests is definitely worth doing. Creating the cards is a simple DIY you can do at home, as is setting up an account on Shutterfly or another site you prefer. You never know what fun and original shots you might end up with, some of which could even become favorites from the entire day! Guests can often capture smaller details that the pros don’t have a chance to catch, or offer a totally different perspective of the celebration. Plus, this option allows guests to order whichever photos they like, without coming to you in the busy weeks immediately following the wedding.
Do you plan to give out photo-share cards at your wedding?
(Photo Credits: Alex Neumann Photography & Personal Library)