(Closed) Photobooths? Disposable cameras? Expensive photographer? Too many pictures?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: What pictures?
    Just the professional! : (10 votes)
    11 %
    Pro and photobooth : (59 votes)
    65 %
    Pro and disposable : (11 votes)
    12 %
    All out: professional, photobooth AND disposable : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Other (please explain!) : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 4
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I would think now that everyone has digital cameras and uploads the photos on Facebook or email that you’ll have more then enough photos.  I wouldn’t do the disposables on the tables.  But I think the photobooth would be fun.

    Post # 5
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    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think that having the photographer and a photobooth is a great idea. Personally, I would leave out the disposable cameras. Your guests will probably take personal pictures anyway with their own cameras. Many times, the disposable cameras are just a big waste of money. Sometimes people don’t even take pictures with them, or when they do, it’s of really bad quality. Also, I attended a wedding one time where some of the disposable cameras were taken home by guests! 

    Post # 6
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    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I wouldnt do disposables either.  So many people have digitals now, you can make mini-moo cards and ask them to upload to one site and provide the login information.  And, like above, people take them, or, in my brothers wedding case, he got an entire camera full of photos down one of his friends pants…can you imagine the look on the developers face for that one?!  hahaha

    We are doing photog, photobooth, and possbily putting out a polaroid, but thats only because we have like 6 cases of film and have NO idea what we’ll do with it.  So we’ll le it float around to see what ends up coming of it. 

    Post # 7
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Oooh ooh ooh!!!  Read me!! I am sooooo glad I did this.

    I knew lots of guests would bring digitals so I found a way to make it extremely easy for them to share with us.  I had padded mailing envelopes, pre-stamped and with our mailing address, stuffed with a blank cd in a jewel case.  These were set out near the place cards so people saw them when they came in.  We also had a sign written in lovely lettering that said “please share your digital images with us”.  Most people also uploaded on facebook but the resolution is too low to print those in 4×6, so getting a cd with the full size files gives us lots of fun possibilities.  Plus, we aren’t getting to keep our proofs from the photog until after the album is made – like a year out, so the CDs people sent to us are really the only pics we can print and frame right away.

    Post # 8
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    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    You cannot believe how many pictures I’ve been tagged while attending weddings.  With everyone having digital cameras now, I don’t think you’ll have to worry about ensuring you get lots of pics of your friends.  A photobooth might be nice to get some great quality pics of guests.

    Post # 9
    Member
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    What a great idea, mrsmike! I might just have to do that myself…

    Post # 11
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    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Pro and photobooth, that way you can have pictures of guests for sure, and great even pictures.

    Nix the disposable cameras. Those are a waste, and usually end up with crappy pictures.

    Post # 12
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    marigold, maybe you can ask some of the younger family members to each take responsibility for including some of the older people in digital pictures.  my guess is that everyone with little kids will have a digital camera with them, so just ask them to get pics of the older generation?  and of course, let your photog know which tables the older family members will be at, so the photog can take some pics during dinner when everyone is at their tables.

    Post # 13
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    oh and by the way – if you can afford a photobooth (typically $1500) they are AWESOME.  have some props handy – funny headpieces and boas – and a blank archival quality book with gel pens and a glue stick.  have guests keep half the pics for themselves and glue half in the book for you with a written message.

    Post # 14
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I would stick with pro photographer and trust people to bring their own digital cameras from home. Most people are more than happy to share them with you if you ask (or offer if you don’t ask). I have never seen a single halfway-decent picture from a disposable, even the top quality cameras. I’m not familar with the photobooth idea but I’m not really sure how that would add to your photo collection when it’s usually considered a favor of sorts for the guests to take home.

    Post # 16
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    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    joining the bandwagon of anti-disposables. we had good luck with making moo cards and getting people to post their digitals on flickr – which was super fun to have before the pro pics came back. another advantage is you can veto things or have the files to share again. I also thought disposables might mess up the pretty table look too.

    I would have loved a photobooth if we had the money though – there are some great ones in people’s recaps, like Mrs. Cupcake.

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