(Closed) Poll: I Spy….a bunch of pictures taken by little kids??? How’d it turn out??

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Were your "I Spy" reception pictures worth the time, money and effort?
    Nope : (5 votes)
    63 %
    Absolutely! : (2 votes)
    25 %
    Well......it would have worked out better if ________________ : (1 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    380 posts
    Helper bee

    From a guest’s point of view, I think you end up getting a few decent shots and a lot of throwaway shots. Of course, this depends on your guests, but generally everyone’s excited and a little drunk and end up taking a million shots of random things.

    I think it’s worth it though (especially as you know your guests and whether they’d stick to the list or go crazy) but be prepared for a lot of shots you can’t do anything with, for those few that come out great.

    Post # 4
    2750 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m having this printed as we speak!!  Designed it myself!!

    It’s costing me less than $20 total to make 30 card sized!

    Post # 5
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Sounds super adorable!

    Post # 6
    3264 posts
    Sugar bee

    I didn’t do them, but everyone I know who has ever done them thought they were a HUGE waste of money. 

    >75% of the photos were taken by kids, or only 1/2 the camera was taken and then they had to find something to take with a kind crappy disposible camera.

    -Everyone has a digital camera, or Iphone which takes better pictures

    -It costs way too much money

    -Lots of pics of poor quality, and taken in the bathroom (see point 1 about kids).

    -They got about 2 shots that were ok, but certainly not worth the cost.

    Post # 7
    2067 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It hardly cost me anything… I printed them on leftover cardstock (from printing my invites)… I bought little “picks” — basically the types of stands people might use to hold up a table number and I put one on each table… On the top of mine, I said

    “Use your camera + look around,

    Hunt for those pictures that need to be found!

    Shoot away + complete the list,

    Post on facebook the moments we may have missed”

    So… no disoposable cameras… Not a ton of shots, but definitely worth it for the shots we got – and very low cost!

    Post # 9
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @mrsbruff2b:  I love this list! Could be tons of fun for a Destination Wedding, like, for the whole trip and not just the wedding itself =D

    Post # 10
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Sounds great. I plan on buying 2 disposable cameras per table, and 1 with each ‘kid pack’ giving them a camera too. Collect them all at the end of the night. I’m also going to include information to each guest about how much we’d appreciate it if they shared their digital pictures on ________ site. And I’m going to hire a teen from a nearby school to take our fun photo booth pictures. Lots of fun pictures to come. 

    Post # 11
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it’s possible to get decent pictures from people with the disposable cameras. How probable that is depends a lot on the guests, alcohol, and how early they start snapping photos. 

    We’re doing the I spy cards for kids and letting them have cameras. I don’t plan on developing the film though. I want the kids to take the cameras home with them. I guess I consider it like a favor for the kids when they get to play with it all evening. I’m sure if they get anything good on the cameras my family will make me copies.

    Our cards for the kids look like this (used Martha Stewart poem and changed the font styles/colors):

    Post # 12
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    i like the idea of the i spy, but not providing cameras. Almost everyone has a cell or a digital camera and then have them post on your website or facebook… awesome idea!

    Post # 14
    3264 posts
    Sugar bee

    I guess I also don’t get why you want a picture on a less then pro camera of your own ring?  When you photog will defintely get a pic of this.  Or why you would want a pic of someone elses ring?


    Or why you want a picture of someone elses shoes etc.  

    To each their own.  I just have no use of that kind of pic, since I’m not going to put it in an album or print it out, or hang it up anywhere, or really even look at them other then once or twice.


    Post # 16
    2067 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @andielovesj:  I put things on my I Spy card that were moments from the reception that I might have missed… so a grandparent with a grandchild… the craziest dancer… decorations… People getting ready with props for the photobooth… families… us… etc

    So, shots that my photog may not be focused on getting, but that I would enjoy seeing… And I put some ones about us on there so that I could have sneak peaks of pictures from the wedding and reception while waiting for my professional pictures 🙂 Also – several people in my group of friends have professional cameras, so I got some really awesome shots!

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