Post # 1
My Fiance and I have been throwing around the idea of buying a pack of the one use cameras and putting 3-4 on a table at our reception and having people take pictures and having them leave the cameras on the table or put them into a box(or whatever we can come up with) at the end of the night/when they are full. We are having a very good friend of ours take pictures at the ceremony as well a few after the ceremony of us and our wedding parties/parents. Has anyone ever done anything like this at your reception? How do you think it worked?
Post # 3
- 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
@rmrsln2010: you could set up an instagram for your wedding guests to upload to!
Post # 5
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
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
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
@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
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
@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
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
Ouch. It seems like some of you guys are ripping OP apart.
Post # 12
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
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
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.