Your wedding day is one of the most significant and memorable days of your life.
Capturing this special day on camera is integral to most happy couples which is why most brides and grooms are advised to set aside a minimum of 10% of their wedding budget for photography and videography. More if they’re particularly focused on photography and aesthetics.
But it’s important to remember that your official wedding photographs aren’t the only images being captured on your big day. Every wedding guest with a camera or a smartphone has the opportunity to become a storyteller, each providing a unique perspective of your wedding.
Here’s how you can use your wedding guests to showcase their experience through photos.
Gaining a Unique Perspective
Couples work hard to ensure that all of their guests receive a uniform experience: the same food, the same favours, the same cake portions. But from the angle of their table to the guests that they are sitting alongside, every guest will have a different experience at your wedding.
Looking at the photos from each guest, and seeing how these pictures come together, will enable you to create a full and real picture of your wedding from different points of view. Secret glances, joyous dance moves, crying in bathrooms. Wedding guests are able to capture moments of your wedding day that your photographer can’t, and that you otherwise wouldn’t see.
These moments may seem small and insignificant but they are precious. They are the glimpses of joy that turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one. There is magic to be found in amongst the mundane photos: whilst every guest will take a photo of their same dinner, for example, only one will sneak a shot of your grandparents kissing when they think no one’s looking.
Gathering Your Images With Ease
A Hitched survey found the average number of guests at a UK wedding is 82 day guests and 103 evening guests. That’s a huge number of different unique perspectives of your wedding day, as well as a huge number of images to gather and coordinate.
Whilst some brides will use social media tools such as Facebook groups or WhatsApp to gather these wedding photos from their guests this can be complicated and time-consuming. The best way to ensure your guests share these images with you is to capture them as you go along and to make sharing as easy as possible.
EventsAlbum allows you to gather photos taken by your guests on your wedding day using a QR code and display a livestream of the photos at your event. Sharing is easy and the thrill of seeing your photos shared on the livestream will also make your guests more likely to share their photos.
You set up the event, create a QR code and link to your album from our site. Your guests then scan the QR code or enter the link and they can easily upload all the photos they've taken, no need for them to create an account or download a specific app. It’s simple, it’s easy, and it could completely revolutionise your wedding.