Since we want to spend most of our money on feeding all the guests at our wedding, Kay and I have decided that one of the things we’re not going to do is have a professional photographer recording the event. This would cost us a minimum of a thousand dollars, and while it may result in fabulous photos, we think we’ve got a better idea: Crowdsourcing.
A lot of people are going to have cameras at our wedding, and they’ll be taking pictures anyway. Why not have everybody who takes pictures upload them to a central photo gallery, so we can all share? This way, Kay and I get pictures of our wedding and reception from more angles than a professional photographer could get.
I’ve set up a photo gallery on the wedding website, and anybody who wants to can request a login to upload photos. I’m still figuring out the particulars of integrating the gallery into this WordPress website, but I’ll have it straightened out soon enough.
As of Saturday’s mail (which we got when we got in about a half-hour ago), we’ve had 71.67% of the people we invited return our RSVPs. We’ve determined that another 7.37% of them are definitely coming, and we’re guessing that another 30% of the remaining people will wind up coming. This means that we’re telling the caterer that we’ll be feeding 110 people, which is a comfortable number for us to seat in the hall.