Digital Photo of Guest Favor

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A wedding is one of life's milestones and deserves a special wedding favor for your guests. If you would like to give your guests a keepsake to treasure, and save money at the same time, this DIY wedding favor is sure to be a hit! Each guest will cherish a picture of themselves taken at your wedding reception. After all, they arrive "dressed-up and picture perfect!" This innovative DIY wedding favor will win your guests over while preserving the memory of your wedding celebration.

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What is a Digital Photograph?

A digital photograph utilizes digital technology to make digital images in lieu of old style photography which uses photographic film requiring chemical processing. Digital images can be displayed, stored, printed, transmitted, and archived using digital and computer technology. This saves paper - an added benefit in planning an earth-friendly wedding. The quality of digital photographs is extremely good as many professional photographers have switched over to digital entirely.

What you will need What to do
  • Digital Camera
  • Photo-friendly printer
  • Photographic paper
  • Photographer
  • Designate a photographer
  • Set up a picture taking station complete with a photo printer
  • Snap a picture of each guest or couple
  • Download pictures and print
  • Place printed photos on a table for guests to retrieve as they leave

Tips for Creating Your Digital Photographs

  • If the high cost of a photographer is simply out of reach, then asking a friend or family member to take digital pictures of your guests is a good alternative, especially if they have an artistic eye.
  • Shooting guests as they arrive helps to assure that everyone has been included. You may prefer to shoot candid shots at the guest tables or on the dance floor. Some brides prefer the guests to pose in front of a backdrop decorated in keeping with the theme of their wedding.
  • Choose a photo printer that you can connect directly to. Also available are lightweight portable printers that allow you to print 4 x 6” color photos.
  • Purchasing photo frame cards allow you to slide the photos into a die-cut frame for better presentation. A thank you message from the bride and groom can be preprinted or hand-written on the frame for a personal touch.
  • Ask the photographer to bring a digital projector to set up a slideshow at the reception of all the photos taken of the guests.
  • Some brides elect not to give the digital photographs of their guests as a wedding favor. Rather, they include the photograph in their thank you notes.

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