Weddings are wonderful gatherings of friends and family of the bride and groom to toast to the happy union of the two lovebirds. One of the highlights of the newlyweds’ event is the telling of the story of their love either in a mini-movie (a.k. video of the proposal) or the more common choice, a wedding photo slideshow of the bride and the groom before they meet, how they fell in love and while they were in their wedding attire.
While there are many fancy schmancy photography studios out there who could conjure up these slideshows for your wedding, you can be sure that they use the same formula for all of their clients.
But if you want to inject your personal style into possibly one of the biggest events of your life, maybe you should take this into your own hands. The flowers, the reception, the hors d’oeuvres aside, this is something that you can take full control of with your partner and which is all about just the two of you. If you’re up to it, here are a few tools we think you would love to try out, to tell the world about your fairy-tale love story.
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Kizoa is a free full-featured web application that helps you create your slideshow online. With Kizoa, you can upload photos from your computer or import directly from Facebook to save your time.
There are loads of transitions, animations and effects to choose from, and you can also add background music from their selection or upload from your own collection. After completing your slide, you can save it and send to your email, post in on Facebook or burn it into a DVD to keep. [Free]
Wedding Album Maker Gold is a premium application to create your wedding slideshows. With over 260 transition effects, it allows you to directly burn your slideshows to DVD which you can then open with any DVD player. [USD49.95]
Smilebox is a simple application for your Mac and PC, and being a computer app, importing photo collections from your hard drive is easier and faster. [Free]
Wedding Slideshow Studio is a software for your PC and it has options to save your slideshows in FLV, HD video and many other output formats for your convenience without having to convert your end result. [USD49.95]
Animoto is a simple yet impressive web app that allows you to create a movie slideshow from your photos and video collection using preset templates. When completed, you have options to share the movie directly to Youtube, embed it on websites or download it in low, high and HD quality, or simply order for DVD delivery. Animoto also available as a mobile app. [Pricing]
Muvee Reveal X is a stand-alone video editing software for the computer. With all transition effects and other features ready, you can complete a movie slideshow locally without an Internet connection and burn it directly into a DVD. [USD59.95]
Bolide Slideshow Creator is also a software for the PC. With this, you have the option to save your video in MKV, AVI or WMV format. [Free]
DVD Slideshow GUI is a software for your Windows PC and it allows you to include videos and Power Point in your slideshow project. You can also save the output in many types of video format. [Free]
Foto2Avi is a freeware that converts your photo and video collections to AVI and other video formats. This easy-to-use freeware is available for your Windows PC. [Free]
Photo SlideShow Maker is another alternative to create your own slideshow and it allows you to save a slideshow in a stand-alone executable format (.exe). This is a simple application that runs on your Windows PC. [Free]
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