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Having a slideshow on wedding reception can be a good entertainment for guests. Before your big entrance as a married couple, your guests are seated, the lights are dimmed, a projection screen is lowered, and you can start with your wedding reception slideshow. A good wedding reception slideshow can let your guests enjoy your wedding slideshow songs, captivated by the dynamic pictures of you and your groom, while a boring one may make your guests sleepy. Following are the wedding slideshow ideas on photos, videos and wedding slideshow songs.
Every parent has a mountain of photographs of her child. Choose photos of the bride and groom from baby photos to current ones. Try to find photos taken on notable events, like when the bride began walking or when the groom won a trophy. Be sure to add not only your cute baby photos but add some of those awkward pre-teen and teen shots – those always get a lot of laughs and the point is to entertain your guests.
Retelling the love story to everyone by photos and video clips. It will be better to share the love story from the very first meet till the engagement. Some couples may have the photos of their very first date, for those who do not have, they can act the scene of that day again and record it. Photos of fun activities or celebrations, such as birthdays or anniversaries, a date at the ice rink or a picnic in the park will enrich the love story.
Get the family and friends involved in the wedding slideshow. They’ve been there for you over the years, giving their love and support to you as you’ve moved through your life. The wedding slideshow is really a good chance to say thank you to your parents and friends!
The wedding slideshow starts with showing the bride and groom grow from infant. Father-daughter and mother-son songs work well in this section. They include "Because You Loved Me" (Celine Dion), "Isn't She Lovely" (Stevie Wonder), "Butterfly Kisses" (Bob Carlisle) and "Cinderella" (Steven Curtis Chapman), "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Bette Middler), "You Raise Me Up" (Josh Groban), "What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong) and "A Song For Mama" (Boys II Men). Choose half a father-daughter song and half a mother-son song is long enough for this section.
The majority of the wedding slideshow should be about the love between bride and groom, so songs such as "True Companion" (Marc Cohn), A Moment Like This (Leona Lewis) , "Groovy Kind of Love" (Phil Collins) and "I Can't Help Falling in Love" (Elvis) are good choices. This part should be a little bit longer than the other two, and adding some explanation to some photos will make the love story more interesting.
Make the family a part of the wedding slideshow with songs such as "We Are Family" (Sister Sledge), "I'll Stand By You" (Carrie Underwood) and "Lean On Me" (Bill Withers). You can show your friends to everyone on your wedding slideshow with songs like "Annabelle’s Song” （The Candle Thieves）, I turn to you (Christina Aguilera), and That's What Friends Are for (Dionne). The most appropriate duration of this section is about 2 or 3 minutes, so you may need to trim the song for family and the song for friends.
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