So Mrs T over at Ninenty-Nine + Forever blog recently posted about this super cute photo sharing card idea. I have been wanting to do something like this but put it on the back burner with everything else going on lately. I had glanced at a couple of sites that offered this type of service but free was the key word and I wasn't too thrilled with some of the options I had found.
But Mrs T shared this site http://www.weddingphotoswap.com/ and it is free and lets you upload and download high resolution images into separate albums for all your wedding related events. You just create a simple account using an e-mail and password and it provides a code for your guests to log in with. I couldn't pass that up!
Plus I got a http://www.vistaprint.com/ catalogue in the mail two weeks ago that showed business cards on sale for like nothing!
I signed up for weddingphotoswap.com and then I quickly created a simple business card using Mrs T as my inpsiration and a template they had in a blue color. I added in some red to make it wedding color related and listed all the info. Since we're still a month and a half out from the wedding date, I picked their slowest shipping option and the total for 250 cards was only $15 including tax and shipping and the cost to upload our own photo!
I got the cards like 2 weeks earlier than what their estimated arrival date was, too! And here they are:
Sorry for the grainy image quality. I scanned a card in at work instead of trying to take a photo with my crappy camera. I love the little computer monitor on it since the whole idea is for them to share their pics with us via the web site (computer).
Now I am trying to decide where to leave them for the guests? I am thinking the best option is going to be to give them to the valet service and ask them to hand them to each guest as they pick up their car at the end of the night. This way, they will not lose or forget them at the wedding. The other option is to mail them with thank you cards but then we won't get pics back as fast and I think I am going with a postcard option for thank you's instead of an envelope option so that wouldn't work.
So fellow brides, did/are you using a photo sharing site for all your guests to share photos with? If you did, how did you notify the guests of the info?