Has anyone ever done this before? How did it work out?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@rmrsln2010:  I think that’s really dated.  Everyone these days has cameras wether on their phones or they bring a digital camera.  Why not do the modern twist on that and ask people to upload pics to a certain Shutterfly account or similar.

Post # 4
1195 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@rmrsln2010:  you could set up an instagram for your wedding guests to upload to!

Post # 5
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with PP.  I haven’t been to a wedding that did this since the late 90s.  People can get better photos on their iPhones than on disposables.  If you want people to share photos, you are better off getting a wedding photo sharing app, like Wedpics. 

Post # 6
4750 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t waste the money. Most people have visions of their guests taking cute or funny photos of people, etc. Usually you end up with a bunch of photos of people’s fingers, or other pictures that while may be funny tend to be obscene enough you wouldn’t want to show it to anyone. On top of that, usually at least some people will lose or misplace the camera.

People are glued to their cell phones these days, and most of the photos they take will probably be on that. Instead, consider having a sign put up that asks your guests to instagram any photos they take with a hashtag (like #rmrs2010wedding) so that you can go to the hashtag and see all the photos people have taken.

Post # 7
2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My sister did that for her wedding, but that was 1996. I would make sure you have guests there willing to take pictures with phones/digital cameras and upload them.

Post # 8
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@rmrsln2010:  We did it at our at home reception a few weeks after the wedding, and no one took pictures lol

Maybe a little sign on the tables that said to take as many pictures as you liked would have helped.

Post # 9
395 posts
Helper bee

My cousin did and got about a thousand horrible useless photos of really weird and pointless things. Centrepieces from one inch away blasted by flash. 

Post # 10
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@rmrsln2010:  I really can’t believ they actually sell these things anymore or that people still do this in the year 2013 when everyone is pretty much livestreaming their life. 

I think what you get is a huge waste of money and some aweful photos.

Post # 11
3271 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

Ouch. It seems like some of you guys are ripping OP apart.



Post # 12
49 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

there are so many smart phone apps that allow your guests to upload all their pictures into a big wedding folder for you. some cost money, but several are free.  we are using CapsuleCam, but there are a ton of options

Post # 13
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

As many have said. I say it waste of money and it is a too old solution. The quality of the photos are not good and it is expensive what I now.

I would go for creating a digital album some where and tell your guest to take photos with their own camera and upload all photos to the album. This way you still get many photos from the guest but in better quality and to a lower price. You guest will take photos with their own cameras any way. 

I use Photago.com and you can write the album info (Abum id and password) with the info that you want everyone to upload their photos to your album on a sign on the tables.




Post # 14
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It was a great idea in the days before digital cameras and camera phones. Nowadays it’s usually a complete waste of money and the results are almost always unusable! Instead do what other PP have suggested and create a digital album where your guests can post their pictures.

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