Monday, March 8, 2010

Share the love

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?

10 comments:

PartyPlannerGal said...

Such a great idea! I like the idea of leaving the cards with the valet service at the end of the night. Maybe we'll do the same thing, since we were forced to hire a valet service due to the size of our wedding. Thanks for the tips!

Salt said...

Great stuff! We didn't do photoshare cards, but ended up getting some of our best photos from guests! (Our photographer was a bit hit or miss as I was expecting.) I am thinking of doing a photoshare site for our party in May. :)

Bicoastal Bride said...

I love your card design! We’re doing photo-sharing cards, too, and are making them ourselves to set out with the favors. For the website, I created a wedding folder under my free Picasa account so that everyone can access it without needing a password or login info. I hope a lot of guests use it, since it will be really convenient to have all of the guests’ photos in one place!

Chocolate Lover said...

This is a great idea! We'll need to look into that site!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Yours turned out great! I was planning to do these but wasn't sure of a good site.. thank you!

honey my heart said...

awesome! i really wish i gad done this because it was hard tracking down some photos. love how you placed your photo on the computer screen, it is a great detail.

Mrs T said...

Thanks for the link love. Those cards you made are super cute. Love the idea of the valet handing them out. How fancy are you having valets!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The valets with cards idea is brilliant!

We sent a thank you to everyone and included the link to our photoshare site (SugarSync). Of course they all god individual thank yous too but we thought the e-mail form would be most convenient and it was!

Gaynor said...

Great idea, we might go with putting a note in our thank you cards.

My Dream Ring said...

I just posted about my cards,I just just had some business cards printed front and back with out info, they came out so great! Yours are so cute as well!

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