Post # 1
So in an effort to save some money, my FI and I decided against getting a photo booth. But I’d still like an interactive photo option.
Do you think having disposable cameras on each table is too… old school? or a nice flashback to a simliar time? haha
My plan is have to have the pictures developed and include the pictures in the thank you cards.
Tacky? Stupid? Ghetto? What do you think?
Thanks for your input!
Post # 3
@honeyhalo: I think cameras on tables are an AWESOME idea! You can do i-Spy for cocktail hour. Something like this. 🙂
PS- I don’t ever want to see you use that awful “T” (tacky) word ever again! If you think it’s a good idea, it’s certainly not stupid or anything of the sort.
Post # 4
Yeah a bit dated in my opinion
Post # 5
@PacificMrs: haha! thanks so much! you read my mind with the i-Spy idea! but i didn’t think to do it during the cocktail hour! that’s ingenious~
Post # 6
I think its a great idea!
I dont kmow about you but you cant beat a good old film camera. Everyone (myself included) has digital cameras, and I always say I will get the pics printed off and never do! They just sit there on the camera and eventually you delete some as youve ran out of memory.
I will be doing disposable cameras as I know ill get them printed
Post # 7
I don’t think it’s stupid or tacky at all. It’s one of those things that sounds like fun, but honestly, it’s not worth the money. Disposable cameras have a flash that only works in close distance. Most of the photos in such low light as a typical wedding venue, come out dark and grainy. Or you get those obnoxious shots that are too close for comfort, or the silly selfies, where the flash went off in their face, and it’s all overexposed. If your wedding happens to be outdoors, then you could get some fun shots.
I work for a company that does photo printing. We charge $5 to develop the film, and then .79 cents per image that is printed. A full roll of film costs around $15-$17, depending on how many exposures on the rolls. If you do that for a lot of cameras, that adds up. I’ve seen my share of duds when it comes to disposeables at events. 🙁
Post # 8
What about setting up one of those photo sharing apps? Then people can use their better quality smartphones, which they’re probably already taking pictures on.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t do it, it is dated and half the time you won’t get good pictures and it is going to cost you a lot of money to just have them devloped. I would do just a photo sharing website. Most people have some type of camera either cell phone or other along for a wedding.
Post # 10
@Liverpoolbride: I do the same! There are so many pictures just sitting on my camera or on my phone that I’d love to display but never get them developed! it’s because i’m lazy… hahahahaha
@christinamarie980: good points! I agree about the flash but we’re having a day time wedding so there should be enough light for some decent pictures.
I’ve also considered the prices. I figured if we just do 1 camera per table (maybe 10 tables) and get them developed we’re still talking about $150 – $250 which is still much less than a $1200 photo booth. But again, you made some good points for me to think about. thank you so much.
Post # 11
@Pinkmoon: yes! I was also looking into this as well. Do you have any experience with any of them? I saw the app for WedPics but don’t know anyone who’ve used it so I wasn’t sure…
Post # 12
@Sassygrn: do you have any experience with any of the apps? I was looking at the WedPics one…
Post # 13
I think those mini polaroid cameras are cool, but just a regular film camera you have to develop is a little meh. I had a friend do this (well, 10 years ago) and they spent a fortune developing the film for a lot of blurry, ugly, bathroom, down the pants, horrible shots lol.
Post # 14
@honeyhalo: there are plenty of free apps available to upload pictures and then you can have a digital copy for the future. i am using wedpics.
Post # 15
@christinamarie980: That’s an interesting point that I haven’t heard anybody make before–thanks! 🙂 I was considering doing something like this instead of a DSLR DIY photobooth, but now I’m leaning back to that idea.
Post # 16
I’ve heard they make disposable digital cameras and I think that could work, but I wouldn’t use film (if they make those anymore). Film developing seems unreliable these days (the last role I got developed didn’t turn out due to poor processing) and it’s one more cost on top of buying the cameras. Plus with film you might get 2-3 pics off each role that are worth keeping. With digital your guests can delete bad photos, ensuring you get more useable pics.
You could also DIY a photo booth. You would need a tripod, digital camera with timer/auto function, and a backdrop. Just make sure you use a memory card with a lot of storage so it doesn’t get full halfway through the night.