Bringing DSLR to bachelorette weekend & honeymoon?

posted 2 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
1924 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Iphone is fine for a bachelorette, definitely don’t need a dslr or a compact camera.

i brought my nikon d7000 on our honeymoon and am so glad I did.  We took some really nice pictures with it that we had framed and are hanging up in our apartment.  We kept it locked in the safe in our hotel room when we werent using it, and we had a discreet camera bag we used for the camera and other stuff when we were away from our room.

Post # 3
1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

SparkleBee11:  I don’t think I would bring an expensive camera to a bachelorette weekend. Too many instances where it could be forgotten/left behind. 

Post # 5
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I took my DSLR (Canon EOS1100D) on our honeymoon and took over 2000 photos with it. I love the quality of the pictures, and I am so glad I took it with me. Actually capturing our honeymoon in Thailand and Cambodia was one of the reasons why I even bought the camera.

As for the bachelorette, in my experience the bride is always too busy to take photos.

Post # 6
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

CityBearBride:  +1 do you really want that many pics of the bachelorette anyways???

Post # 7
7896 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I say get a little dslr rebel, or just a nice point and shoot. Learn to use its different scenario Settings.

i have a beast of a camera too- it’s too heavy, cumbersome and expensive to bring to rowdy occasions 

Post # 8
602 posts
Busy bee

I always travel with my dSLR but it’s a pain. I either have to bring my bulky camera bag or shove it in my oversized cross-body, which is usually what I do since it’s easier to carry (I keep it in a camera coat so it’s protected – that could be something for you to look into, that way you can carry it in a normal purse). When photo opportunities arise, I want to have the camera that we spent a fortune on,  that takes incredible pictures, over some cheap point and shoot or my iPhone. I don’t bring it everywhere though. Sometimes convenience and comfort trump the ability to take awesome pictures. I normally just bring it when I think that there’s going to be cool stuff to photograph (it basically never left my side when we were in Paris last year).

For me personally, I wouldn’t bring it to the bachelorette since you’ll prob be too busy to use it much anyway. Not to mention, Atlantic city isn’t exactly picturesque. I would definitely bring it to Mexico though. 

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