Is your wedding around the corner? Do you want to share the amazing memories you have created with your spouse-to-be over the years that was captured on film? Do you want to give your audience a glimpse of the life you have together and why you want to seal it with the knot? You can do this in the most tender and beautiful way through a well-arranged and put together slideshow.
Weddings are beautiful. And that beauty is not merely made up by the event planner’s brilliance. Not the skyscraperred cakes. Not the bouquets, brooms or breathtaking bridal trains. They contribute, but not as much as the power that has brought you two together and I am not talking holy matrimony.
It could get more beautiful. Better still, you could transform the album and captured moments of your wedding day into a love-awakening slideshow.
But it has to be laid out right to strike the right cords and pull the desired strings. There’s a way to take your audience from straight face, to smiles, to soft sobs to occasional chuckle and laughters and then leave them off with a joyful feeling mixed with a tear or two.
Now enough chatter, let’s explore 5 hacks that can breathe a little emotion into your wedding reception.
The first steps: what to put together
Play the story you want to tell with your slide show in your mind. Remember all the fun places that you’ve been and the kind of pictures that can evoke emotions. Search for those pictures and make sure you get them. If you don’t get all, you can add a few others.
A great slideshow involves chic transition effects. A good tool, like a wedding slideshow maker can give you this and help with every other addition that is necessary for the superb slideshow.
Now that you’re all set.
Use pictures with high-quality: sorry, squinting takes the shine out of things
Make sure the photos you’re usingbare high definition. If you want the best visual entertainment for audience, then you should be choosy when it comes to picture quality.
Keep it brief: it’s a slideshow, not a series
You don’t want your audience snoozing through your slides. Anything more than 10 minutes is soporific at best. So, 8 minutes max.
Arrange your photos: disorder is no fun
Don’t jump back and forth. A slideshow’s story should be chronological, no room for cliffhangers and flash forwards. You need to carry your audience along, step by step.
Enhance the mood: soft music and decos to fine-tune the tempo
You can set the tone with a soundtrack that matches the particular scene. Don’t fall into the mistake of mixing songs and photos that don’t sync.
Also, arrange the ambience of the reception to help boost the emotion the video passes across. Things like lighting and decorations around the screen area can do wonders.
When you are done: review
This covers a lot of ground. Check again if the pictures are truly high quality. You can employ another set of eyes (your closest friend if you’re surprising your spouse) to pick out what you might have missed.
Play it yourself in the projector (if that’s what you’re using) or the large screen before the big day just to be sure things go smoothly.
Now that you’re set
Enjoy your wedding day.