Disposable Cameras At The Reception

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Keep in mind that you’ll need to be wary if you’re having a professional photographer.

Disposable camera flashes (Even camera flashes off of digital cameras & camera phones) are very harsh and can ruin photo ops for the photographer.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Waitingbee57:  I work at a photo lab and I would highly recommend that you do not get them. We get lots of them and unless your having an outdoor wedding during the day with lots of natural light you wont get many if any decent shoots. Indoors esp. at night people tend to not use the flash and the images come out dark. There also seems to be a trend of children getting ahold of them and talking lots of pictures of the floor etc. or people taking only pictures of the people at their tables. Most likely you will spend lots of money between purchasing them and development and most likely wont get great pics. If you do get them I would just choose to get them developed and put them directly on a cd or dvd that way you can choose to only print the images you really want.

Hope this helps.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Where are you going to get the film developed, and how much will it cost?  I wouldn’t even know where to go anymore!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

For less money than the cameras and developing the film, why not just get a photo share app? You can put the information on the cards you were going to put out anyway, and it’ll be instant. Also, you wouldn’t have to worry about collecting them at the end of the night, transporting them, etc.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Second photo sharing app… Alot of them are free now

Post # 9
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710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My sister did it at her wedding. It was a BLAST getting the cameras developed and seeing all the shots everyone got. Now, this was 11 years ago. Props at weddings were not a thing to do. People barely had digital cameras, let alone cameras/apps on their phones. Her ceremony and reception were indoors, in a church and a country club ballroom, and none of the professional pictures were ruined by people’s flashes. I chose not to do it at my wedding just because I didn’t want to spend the money and I knew that everyone would have their phones and would be posting pictures on facebook very quickly. I even had an ‘unplugged’ ceremony and still saw PLENTY of guest shots online very quickly (though only the photographer’s pictures of the ceremony – I guess everyone followed the rules). 

 So, all that being said – when my sis did it, it was a great experience and awesome results. Funny story – when we got them developed, my mom asked, “When were you naked at the wedding?!” I asked what she meant, then realized I had taken a self-portrait while wearing my strapless BM dress and I looked naked in the shot, since it was shoulders and up. It’s a great family story now.

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Waitingbee57:  You can have business size cards printed that give your guests the information they need to share their photos, whether from using the props or pic taken on their own.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

My SIL had these at her wedding a few years back and they were the biggest waste of money. The quality of the photos were terrible and many people just took silly pictures of the 20 films she had developed their were only about 12 photos worth keeping. I highly advice against doing this.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Waitingbee57:  I had them. Haven’t gotten them developed yet but I’m so excited to see how they come out. Of course you shouldn’t expect all of them to turn out well but you’ll probably get some good candid shots. My cousin’s 5 year old son was taking pictures all evening. Unfortunately he was holding the camera backwards so we’ll probably have 27 blurry photos of his face lol. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i think it could be fun. a little outdated, but you’ll probably get some fun photos if you have guests who remember to use the cameras.

however, just make sure you know of somewhere that develops film, especially somewhere that develops that kind of film. i have an old old film camera that i got for a class. i couldn’t find ANYWHERE out around where i am that processes film anymore- they all send it out for processing and it takes almost a month to get it back.

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