How to Create a Stunning Wedding Slideshow that will have your Audience in Tears

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Have you attended a wedding where the bride and groom featured a photo slideshow?

How did you feel watching it?

What photos did they use, baby, growing up or just photos from when they started dating?

Did it Wow you into tears?

I have to admit, I am normally in tears because, I am touched by their story. It is pretty awesome to actually see the beauty of people in love, shown in photos and videos, synchronized to meaningful music. A love story like no other.

10 Sure Ways to Create the Best Wedding Slideshow Ever!

If you are intending to create a Wedding Slideshow to play at your reception, here are ten ways that will show you where to begin.

    1. Plan Early

      Gathering photos and videos is very time consuming. Give yourself at least a couple of months or more to choose your photos or videos for your Slideshow Designer.

    2. Setting the Scene

      Think about the message you want to share with your guests. Eg. How you met and grew in the relationship. What is the one special thing you want to share with your audience.

    3. Set a Limit for Choosing your Photos

      Set a limit to the number of photos you use and, choose a variety of good quality photos to tell your story. You can have short messages describing some photos. Digital photos are easy and, great but, do not forget your old photo albums for younger photos. Check with relatives and friends for photos you may not know exists. Arrange the photos in a chronological order and, have even numbered photos of bride and groom.

    4. Choosing Music

      It is so important to choose music that has meaning for you because, it will set the mood of your slideshow and, the flow of your photos.

    5. Short Video Clips

      If you have video clips on your iphone/smartphone or even video tapes, consider including them into the slideshow if they show a particular event, you can share with your guests. Eg. I met a couple who used their iphone to record the proposal and a message to include at the end of their Wedding Reception Slideshow. Very creative! Keep it short, no more than 10 seconds.

    6. Special Effects and Transitions

      Effects and transitions are a great way to highlight special moments, open or close a scene. When used wisely, it can prompt your audience of a change of scene or create excitement.

    7. Length of Wedding Slideshow

      It is a good idea to keep the slideshow time between 4 to 7 minutes, include about 30 to 40 photos and, a few small video clips.

    8. Testing Equipment Ahead of Time

      I cannot stress the importance of this. Although most venues today are technologically advanced, last minute stress and hiccups can happen. It is always better to do a test run of your slideshows well ahead of time and before the actual wedding day.

    9. Copies for Parents

      From my experience, make extra copies for your parents, they will be asking for your keepsake. Many request for extra copies come in after the wedding.

    10. Important Message to the Bride

      Get someone to create your Wedding Slideshow. Do not fall into the trap of doing it all by yourself. Trust me, you will be happy to see your slideshow story professionally produced than to see just a display of your photos on screen.

Are you getting married this year, consider Photoshow on DVD to create your Wedding Slideshow for you reception. I will craft you a professional Wedding Story that will wow your audience. Don’t use Powerpoint to display your photos because you will miss out the emotional side in telling your story. Call me on 07 3103 9438 or email or checkout our services.

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About Alison Laverty

Alison Laverty is a Singapore born Eurasian of Portuguese descent. Specialising in multimedia, Alison creates photo slideshows and video production for families and businesses. Her mission is to help people honour life by celebrating and recognising their achievements through photographic and video memories. Alison is currently writing her forthcoming book of memoirs "The Human Touch - A Story About Connections".