Post # 1
I really like a lot of the I Spy games that several bees have used. I see two options to either provide the disposable cameras or to provide a website for guests to upload the images. I’m not loving the disposable camera idea because I don’t think they take good quality pictures, but my groom thinks people won’t upload pics after the wedding. Does anyone have suggestions on what worked or didn’t with their I spy game? Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I’m planning on doing this but I have asked a family member to collect the memory cards from people’s cameras during the reception and put them on a computer. I’ll have the DJ announce it as well so hopefully we’ll get most of them.
Post # 4
We did this and honestly, only 2-3 people did. I was kinda disappointed that we didn’t get as many people to upload them. So, I would go with the disposables if you want lots of pictures.
The upside for us is that the people who did take pictures, took them at the ceremony!! We weren’t allowed to have our photographer in the church due to their rules, so I was bummed that we wouldn’t get many ceremony pics. But, DH’s aunt saved the day and had lots of them for us and uploaded them!!
You could always do both and give the guests the option. It’ll maximize your pictures, you’ll get ceremony pics, and it won’t cost you anymore! Looking back, I wish we had done that… oh well! 🙂
Post # 5
@RingAroundtheRosie:I LOVE that idea! Thanks so much! Good luck with yours!
Post # 6
As a guest, i don’t know if i would be comfortable handing over my memory card. especially since i have tons of pics on my camera that i wouldn’t want just anyone seeing (not dirty pics!! just some that aren’t quite so flattering that i never got around to deleting). and i would also be scared someone would accidently delete them. i’d def be wary.
Post # 7
We gave our guests a choice of copying them to our computer before they left, or uploading them to Winkflash later. Two of the eleven guests at our ceremony, and five of our 60 guests at our at-home reception uploaded pictures, and we ended up with several hundred photos. And I suspect that the quality of the photos was a lot better than we would have gotten with disposable cameras.
Post # 8
I agree that I wouldn’t want to hand over my memory card to someone at your wedding. How is that person supposed to tell them apart and get them back to the right people? A better option might be to set up a table with a computer and card reader where people can stop by and copy their pictures for you if they want.
Also, be sure to have a card reader that can read multiple types of cards – they’re not all made the same!
Post # 9
I wouldn’t hand over my memory card, nor would I go and upload the pics. Just being honest.
Post # 10
A lot of my clients like the idea of putting self-addressed, stamped CD mailers with blank DVD’s in cases in them. You can have your MC announce that the mailers are at the door/cake table/head table and people can burn their photos onto the disk and send it to you in the mail.
I have to agree about the memory card…no way would i hand mine over. There is often 6 months of photos on my point-and-shoot camera.
Post # 11
NO and I’m still upset about it.
Post # 12
I so wanted my Fiance not to be right about people failing to share their pics. Oh well!
Post # 13
@Lee_Ann: As a guest, i don’t know if i would be comfortable handing over my memory card. especially since i have tons of pics on my camera that i wouldn’t want just anyone seeing (not dirty pics!! just some that aren’t quite so flattering that i never got around to deleting). and i would also be scared someone would accidently delete them. i’d def be wary.
Yeah, I don’t love the hand over the memory card thing. And some people use their phones, so that’s a SIM card.
I’d maybe designate guests BEFORE the wedding to do you “I spy” game and have them meet with one guest who is in charge of a tablet or device that these designated guests can use to upload. OR tell these designated guests to load the photos to Picasca or google or something to a special user profile that you created for the wedding. Then, I’d maybe do an Ispy for all guests and tell them to upload them later, but just don’t count on those. I think I’m going to designate an amateur videographer. I’m going to tell the person, I don’t want a wedding gift, except that he film the wedding to the best of his ability without intruding on the wedding or professional photographer.
Post # 14
@MzGT_062213: Oh, I doubt they’ll share. I remember at my brother’s reception, my sister’s Father-In-Law filmed the whole thing. No one in my part of the family has ever seen this video. But I saw him snapping pics and waving the video camera. But we’ve never seen the photos.
So I advise designating people and even going as far as to show them how to use a google account. I would not do Fbook. I’d do google.
Post # 15
No. We had I Spy cards and no one even took them home (which had the upload instructions on the back). Only one guest has shared any of photos with us, which she had printed at Kinko’s and mailed to us. No one even bothered to upload them to Facebook!
Post # 16
I went to a wedding and meant to share pics, but I forgot the card with the instructions at the table. I don’t know if there is a better way to send out the info -maybe include the card with your thank you notes?