- Create a trip down memory lane for special occasions
- First: make a checklist
- Start collecting
- Optimize images
- Compress photos to reduce file size
- Digital photo album creation tool
- Background, design templates and themes
- Using slide transitions
- Add music to your presentation
- Automate your wedding presentation
- Control the speed of your presentation
Create a trip down memory lane for special occasions
Many wedding receptions these days have a circular PowerPoint presentation with old photos of the newlyweds and their antics, both before and after their meeting. These PowerPoint presentations for special events like weddings are very easy to make. Follow this guide to create the perfect memory for the honeymooners and their guests.
First: make a checklist
You are done and you think you are ready to start your PowerPoint slideshow. However, it’s best to sit down and think about your ideas by making a checklist of what to do and what to pack for this big event.
Think of something you would like to share with the happy couple and all the guests. Make it filled with great memories by searching for:
Pictures of the couple as children
Photos with friends and family
Photos of important dates in their lives such as graduations, when they met and others
Scan paper photos if you don’t have digital copies
Scan any precious keepsakes the couple might have if you can get their hands on them, such as a high school theater show
Download songs special for the couple
Optimize photos by adjusting both visual size and file size. This improves the appearance of your presentation, prevents oversized and cropped images, for example, and saves your PowerPoint file in an easy-to-manage and portable format. You should optimize these photos before inserting them into your presentation. This also applies to scanned items such as love letters; scanned images are often huge.
Compress photos to reduce file size
If you didn’t know how in the previous step or didn’t want to optimize your photos, you have another chance to reduce the overall file size of your final presentation. You can use the Compress Photos option to automatically reduce the file size of photos and give a smoother presentation.
Digital photo album creation tool
This tool has been used for the last few versions of PowerPoint. The Digital Photo Album tool makes it quick and easy to add one or more photos to your presentation at a time. Effects such as frames and captions are available to brighten up your presentation.
Background, design templates and themes
Whether you want to go the easy way and just change the background color of your presentation, or choose to coordinate your entire show with a colorful design theme, the process takes just a few clicks. Design templates and themes are a very easy way to create the look and feel of your presentation to match the mood you are aiming for. The Microsoft website offers a variety of PowerPoint templates that you can use for different occasions.
Using slide transitions
Make your slideshow move smoothly from one slide to another by applying transitions. If your presentation has different themes, such as early years, dating, and just having fun, it may be appropriate to use a different transition to separate these sections. Don’t overuse transitions, though; Better to narrow them down so the audience is focused on the show, not the next smart move.
Add music to your presentation
Every couple has their own songs. You can add this song to your presentation and emphasize the couple’s special moment even more. You can add more than one song to your presentation, start and stop specific slides for an effect, or play one song during the entire slideshow.
Automate your wedding presentation
During the reception you can look around and see everyone enjoying your hard work, automating the slideshow so that it plays in a circle without your participation.
Control the speed of your presentation
You can control how long your presentation shows each slide and even change it from slide to slide by adjusting the timing. Select the slide you want to adjust and click tab transitions . In Group Time and in the section Extended slide . Check box After and specify, in minutes or seconds, how long PowerPoint should pause before moving to the next slide.
If you want this delay to apply to all slides, click the Apply to everyone .