Share your wedding with embeddable photo slideshows!

Since so many people have their own wedding websites, we at The Wedding Lens created a special photo slideshow “widget” that you can “embed” on practically any webpage. What does that mean? You get to have a slideshow of all your photos on your website … and it looks like this:

Soo & Justin's Wedding - Online Photo Sharing Album

It’s easy to do:

  1. Go to your album and click on the “Share” tab and then the “Embeddable Widgets” tab.
  2. Pick which size you want – narrow (160 pixels wide) or medium (300 pixels wide). Then copy the code. How? In most browsers, just clicking on the code will copy it otherwise, select all and then right click your mouse and then click the “Copy” option.
  3. Go to your website or blog and edit the page in HTML. Paste the code that you just copied from our site whereever you want it to show up on your page.  If you’re using a blog, make sure you go into HTML edit mode to paste the code. We’ve found that the best place to put the widget is usually the front page or the sidebar.

Voila! You now have a slideshow of your photos from The Wedding Lens on your own site!

Things to know about the widgets:

  • The widgets automatically update each evening with any changes to your photos for the lifetime of your album.
  • You can have the photo slideshow widgets regardless of whether you have a free or premium photo album —  so create an account today if you haven’t yet!
  • If you don’t have any photos yet (’cause it’s before the wedding), the widget will show your album welcome image along with a wedding countdown timer.
  • Because it’s an image, it works on almost all popular publishing sites (wordpress.com, blogspot.com, myspace.com, etc.).

Let us know if you have any feedback!

-Justin

Become an affiliate of The Wedding Lens!

Today we’re very happy to announce the introduction of The Wedding Lens Affiliate Program!

Many of our delighted customers have already spread the word about our unique service, and the response has been fantastic. We’ve made it super easy to become an affiliate of The Wedding Lens and earn a commission for spreading the word.

This is a great option if you have a blog, website, or even an online profile (myspace, facebook, etc.) and want to earn a few bucks while recommending our service to your friends or readers.

To become an affiliate, sign up here and tell us a bit about yourself and your website. We’ll review your application and get back to you shortly, and after approval you’ll have access to a lot of different ways to spread the word online. You’ll be sharing a great service with your readers and earning some decent cash as well!

Introducing… The Wedding Lens!

After months of late nights, long calls, and countless amounts of caffeine, we’re very proud to present The Wedding Lens. During our Beta period we focused hard on improving the usability of the site, and we’re sure that The Wedding Lens is the easiest and most effective way to get all the photos from your wedding.

What’s The Wedding Lens?
The Wedding Lens is a service that helps couples get (and share) all the photos taken at their wedding – by guests or otherwise. Additionally, The Wedding Lens offers a whole lot more:

  • a private, password-protected online photo album for couples and their guests to view the wedding photos
  • a simple guest list system that reminds guests before the wedding to bring cameras, and after the wedding (repeatedly) to share their photos
  • unlimited wedding photos in each album
  • simple photo printing at reasonable prices for all photos in an album
  • the option to download full-resolution photos, in bulk.
  • slideshows of all the photos
  • social features for album viewers, like commenting/captioning and saving favorites
  • buying albums as gifts for other soon-to-be newlyweds
  • and much more to come…

Why use The Wedding Lens?
In a word, convenience. Creating an album and setting up the guest list takes less than 10 minutes, and we handle the rest – by the time you’re back from the honeymoon, you’ll have hundreds or even thousands of photos from your wedding in one location. The average US wedding this year will cost over $28,000 – isn’t it worth 10 minutes to ensure you’ll remember yours from every angle?

How much does it cost?
FREE. Our Standard albums (including unlimited photo uploads, password protection, and much more) are absolutely FREE. Our Premium albums, which include additional levels of privacy and functionality, are a drop in the bucket compared to anything else in a wedding budget. You can view our features or FAQ pages for more information, or our home page to get started creating your own FREE online wedding album.

We’ll be updating this blog regularly with tips and updates on The Wedding Lens, as well as interesting news, trends and tidbits about the wedding space in general. Stay tuned, and contact us if you have any questions or feedback!

Cheers,
The Wedding Lens Team