Friday, April 8, 2011
I Spy With My Little Eye...
I spy with my little eye...a game for kids of all ages to enjoy!! This idea started with disposable cameras. One thing I love about weddings is to sit back and look at everyone's candid photos of the night, and we thought long and hard about putting out disposable cameras at every table for guests to use.
After much research, we decided that was not the way to go. Not only is it a huge expense (purchasing the camera, and developing 60 rolls of film), but most of the photos will undoubtedly be the same (or unusable), and it is highly likely that some guests will take the cameras home with them, photos to never be seen again. And really, it's 2011. How many people out there come to a wedding without their digital cameras of much better quality?
And so, while perusing Weddingbee one morning (my go-to DIY inspiration site), I saw "I Spy" cards.
What are these? How do you use them? Where do they go? I loved how they looked, but was very unsure of how they were to be used. Is it a game with prizes at the end? How do the results get shared?
All of these questions came back in September. It was not until now (April) that all has been answered and a clear use for them has been decided.
First, I created a 6x6 template in word using our wedding colors. 6 pages of different items to look for allows for varying photos on each table, so hopefully very different photos will return. One card will be at each table for guests to look at during dinner and use as inspiration for their photos throughout the night. We are not using it as a game with prizes, but more as a suggestion for photo ops, which brings me to the next step...
We created a photo sharing website on shutterfly, and placed the information for this at the bottom of each card. We also created photosharing cards with all the information on them which will get placed in our thank you cards to remind guests to upload all their photos. I cannot WAIT to see what our guests come up with!!
What fun touches are you adding to your special day?