The taking of photographs is an essential component of every wedding. The return of the newlywed couple’s photographs from the photographer, which allow them to relive their wonderful day, is often cause for elation for the couple. However, there are a lot of unique activities that utilise photographs that you may include into a wedding.
Take pictures of everyone as they arrive at the wedding. This is a fun concept that many brides choose to implement, and it is similar to what would be done at a high school prom or at a workplace Christmas party. You may offer a background, and couples can stand in front of it either for a hired photographer or for anybody who happens to be holding a camera at the time. You might have some immediate fun by using a Polaroid camera to snap these photographs, or you could use a disposable camera. Invest with a digital camera rather of a film one if you’re want pictures of somewhat better quality.
This is a great method to keep guests occupied and happy while waiting for the bride and groom to arrive to the reception so that the “formal” festivities can begin.
You may snap quick images, and then use those photos to make scrapbook pages or pages for a memory book. This is a natural progression from the previous notion. Either the pages may be pre-made and the guests’ images simply inserted into the preset places, or there can be materials available so that people can make their own pages while they are at the event. The images may be kept for a later time if the guests do not want to build pages while they are at the event or if the bride does not want this specific activity to take place. Someone may build memory albums with these photographs and give them as a present to the bride and groom.
If Polaroid cameras are used, a further option is to have the persons in the photograph sign the Polaroid snapshot and then leave it in a basket in a public location. The newlyweds are going to have a good time looking at the photographs later.
It’s not a very original idea, but many brides prefer to put disposable cameras on each table at the reception so that guests may take candid pictures of the celebration and each other. This allows attendees to get a more authentic feel for the event. You have the option of adding these photographs to the wedding book that the newlyweds have created for themselves, or you may choose to compile them into a separate album that depicts the wedding from the viewpoint of the guests.
Making a “silent photo guess” area is another enjoyable and amusing game that is guaranteed to keep people entertained. To explain how this works, let’s say that prior to the wedding, a loved one of the bride and groom compiles a collection of photographs depicting them at different ages and phases of their lives. It is not appropriate for the photographs to show the bride and groom celebrating their first Christmas together or cutting their first birthday cake. In other words, the photographs should depict some kind of activity, but it shouldn’t be clear from the image what exactly happened or where the subject of the photograph is located.
People will come by, look at the images, and then make an unspoken guess as to what the pictures depict in the same manner that they would during a silent auction. They may jot down their speculation on a piece of paper and then place it in a numbered basket that matches with the number that is shown on the picture. During the reception, it will be enjoyable and almost certainly humorous to read the guests’ guesses. The truth may be found in the responses provided by the bride or husband. This is an especially enjoyable pastime for a very modest wedding that is held in the bride and groom’s family, when the guests know both the bride and groom rather well.
You might have a photo nook set up someplace in the reception hall or facility if you want to give a place for guests to have their pictures taken but aren’t crazy about the notion of having a “prom night.” The photographer at the wedding will use this area to capture candid photographs of the attendees. It’s possible that they are couples, but it’s also possible that they are whole families, groups of friends having a wonderful time, or even the groom being carried on the shoulders of the best man. No matter what the photographs wind up becoming, they will provide the guests of the wedding a space in which they can have fun and “let it all hang out,” as well as a surprise for the bride and groom. They will likely be busy with all of the reception arrangements and having the time of THEIR lives, so it may be helpful for them to know that their guests had a very good time, as demonstrated in the images, even though they themselves will be having the time of THEIR lives.