Weddings are a special time. You’ll want to look back on the celebrations for years to come. With the advancement of technology and the trends for DIY-style and themed weddings, there’s so much more on offer to help you reminisce than the standard photograph album. From invites to favours, here are a few ideas to help get those creative juices flowing.
Everyone loves a board game. Impress your wedding party (especially those who don’t care to dance) with personalised table games. How about reinventing that old favourite Guess Who? by replacing the faces with passport-size images of your friends and family.
2. Hire a photo booth
Photo booths have become incredibly popular at weddings. With silly props on hand, they provide hours of fun, as well as a quirky means of documenting the evening when your official photogapher has probably left for the day. As an added bonus, your guests will be able to take their prints home.
Magic Moment Photo Booth come highly recommended. They can deliver a booth anywhere in the UK, and their booths are also equipped to record video messages. Choose between a Party Booth or a Retro Booth, or go the whole hog and hire a Open Booth for green screen or red carpet.
1. Mobile phone apps
Chasing down photos of your wedding can be time-consuming. Consider using a photo-sharing site instead to create your own private wedding album. Guests download an app to their mobile phones and upload photographs to your personal account. Since most mobile-phone cameras take decent quality photographs these days you’ll get much better results than handing out disposable cameras, for instance. Most importantly it’s instant and it’s free.
For those who prefer to use digital cameras, they can also upload directly to your album via email or the internet, and it’s worth asking your wedding photographer to share their photos to your album as well. A couple of suggested apps, both with easy instructions are Wedpics and Wedding Party.
2. Social media
You could also consider Instagram and Twitter to document your day. Set up a hashtag such as #smithwedding14 (just type it into Google to make sure it hasn’t been used before). Then encourage your guests to use it. Perhaps include it on your invites or display it somewhere visible on the day. If possible, ensure that WiFi is available on-site. If you trust your guests you could also view the photos live using a projector. For this we suggest sites such as ii.do or eventstagram. After the big day you can then share all the photos in an online wedding album or print them out into a photo book.
3. Guest books
Encourage guests to add their photo-booth pictures to your guest book as they leave you a message. Alternatively, pop a Polaroid camera by your guest book so that people can take a quick snap while they write. The Fujifilm Instax camera is a great option and comes in lots of pretty colours. It will also come in useful for other instant snaps throughout the day.