(Closed) Disposable Cameras????

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Disposable cameras worth it?
    Yes get them : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Shutterfly or something similar : (17 votes)
    63 %
    Neither : (5 votes)
    19 %
    Other - see below : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you do a search you will find that disposable cameras are expensive to buy and develop and rarely you get any good pictures out of them. 

    Go for a picture upload site instead. 

    Post # 4
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Most of the people we invited had smart phones of some sort and were probably more comfortable using that than using a disposable camera. Several uploaded them to FB but I imagine if we opened up a picture sharing account/site and provided directions, they probably would be willing to go there instead.

    As PP noted, disposables have a number of issues associated with them and you would have to pay extra to get digital files/copies, versus hard copies.

    Post # 5
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I did the disposable cameras on the table and all I ended up with were blurry shots and butts.  I guess the few kids at the wedding got a hold of them.

    I love the idea of asking guests to share photos on a photosharing site and I will probably incorporate this with our wedding website.

    Post # 6
    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I had disposable cameras for the kids and spent a fortune on developing them (only 7 cameras) and got ZERO good shots out of it (all under exposed or blurry).  Those cameras are NOT good.  I’d say it would be worth it to buy cheap digital cameras and have guests snap pictures that you could then upload digitally…. actually, that would be the BEST idea, i think! ๐Ÿ™‚

    We had a photo sharing site we listed in our program and asked guests to upload – didn’t happen.  I also had to hound friends for their photos and only got one of the guests photos (this is including family members!!!).

    The best thing I did was had my own camera.  I gave it to a friend who does photography and she shot tons of photos for my during the cocktail hour (when I was taking pictures) and then handed it me at the reception (so I got to take pictures).  It was also instant gratification because Darling Husband and I could look through them when we got to our hotel at the end of the night.


    Post # 7
    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I saw something on Pinterest about Wedit cameras? You rent a few from the company and then send them back, and they upload it all? Something like that, I haven’t looked much into it yet, but i might, since I won’t have a photobooth like I wanted. Or you could do instant cameras, those are fun!

    Post # 8
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I made photo sharing business cards with an account I set up on flickr.  I didn’t get too many takers, but it was nice to get some guest pics (and to be honest, I don’t think a lot of my guests were taking pics).  When I sent out my thank you cards I also included this card, along with having them set out in various places at the reception.  

    Post # 9
    10565 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I loved this idea 10 years ago.  I don’t really see the need now, as most people have digital cameras.  Most people will post them on facebook.  If you see any there you really like, or have guests not one facebook and you know they took quite a few pictures you could always ask for copies, just have some blank CDs or memory cards on hand.

    The photosharing site might work, but I think many people would forget or just not be bothered to upload them there.

    Post # 10
    8473 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Wow.. Those still exist?!

    Post # 11
    17 posts
    • Wedding: December 2012

    how about a photo booth then you get all your prints instantly and free?

    (after initial cost of course ๐Ÿ™‚ but you get as many as you want

    and guaranteed some good shots! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    sorry…. but no one should be using disposable cameras for anything anymore. its just the biggest waste of money i can think of.

    do a share site! (although literally NONE of my guests actually used my site… but it’s okay because everything was on FAcebook anyway)

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