Post # 1
Happy Friday Bees.
Would you think it was tacky to put disposable camera at the tables during the reception for poeple to do the “I Spy” game?? I would like to be able to print out all the different pics that people took, and not have to rely on them sending me their digital ones..
Post # 4
Tacky? No. A waste of money? Perhaps. Those cameras take awful pictures and everyone has a smat phone pretty much with like a 5-8mpx camera on it that will take much better ones. There are several apps that allow people to upload pictures from their phone to your event, that way you don’t have to pay for cameras and you get better quality pics!
Post # 5
Not tacky, but I think it’s outdated now that we’re in the age of everything digital and instant.
Post # 6
Not tacky, but potentially a pain in the ass to get them developed. Have you looked into any of the wedding apps that guests can download and their photos are automatically uploaded to you? If you’re worried about the disposable cameras that could be an alternative.
However, if you are willing to put in the effort to get them developed it’s totally fine. I’m just lazy and I know I’d find those cameras a year from now still undeveloped.
Post # 7
Agree with PP– not tacky, but kind of lame and a waste of money. You’re going to spend a lot on the cameras and film development and end up with what? Maybe a few wacky fun pics? Save the money, don’t do it.
Post # 8
I don’t think they’re tacky— they’re really fun— BUT they’re not cheap if you want the ones that take halfway decent photos, and they’re really expensive to develop all those pictures. I was going to do this till I remembered a party I threw where someone hijacked all the cameras I’d set out, and I spent $200 developing what turned out to be pictures of people’s crotches. If it was cheaper to develop, I would have had them for my own wedding but just didn’t want to spend that kind of money to wind up with some joker taking stupid shots.
Post # 9
Not really tacky but as PP said total waste of money.
Post # 10
Im so clueless in regards to wedding apps and all.. what kind of apps??
(im so clueless that i dont even have a wedding website…)
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@chasesgirl: This. I had them at my first wedding. I spent a lot of money getting them developed and there was not a single picture, let me repeat that, there was not a single picture worth keeping. Some of the couples at the wedding had even sweetly taken pictures of their hands with their wedding rings on one of the cameras but the pictures all came out blurry.
Post # 12
Not tacky if dressed up and decorated… but total waste of money. 🙁
Post # 13
It will be rather expensive to expose all of that film. especailly if some takes 5 pics on one camera, and 12 on another. I put out some cheapy cameras, because I wanted some pics using some ‘fun’ film I have. (I’m a little bit of a photo nerd) Now I have to use up that extra film before I get to develop that film. I also had a flickr site for my guests to upload pics, and got a fair amount of people that did so.
Post # 14
I don’t think it’s tacky; but I do think it’s a waste of time. For the cost of buying a dispoable camera and developing the film here in the UK, I could actually put a cheap digital camera on each table.. I find the quality of disposable cameras really poor, and out of every 10 photos taken, you might only get 2 that are half-decent. Most people now have cameras, or phones with decent cameras, so you can always ask anyone who takes pcitures to email them to you so you can print them.
Post # 15
Not necessarily tacky, but I think its a bad idea. I have had friends do this at their weddings and they said it was a total waste of money. Half of the cameras were lost/guests took them when they left and of the cameras the couple actually got to develop, the pictures did not come out very good.
How about doing a photo booth? I love going to weddings with photobooths and you can be sure you will have all the pictures of your guests. Good idea to send the guests pictures with their thank you notes too!
Post # 16
I looovvee the idea of a photobooth.Hmmmpphhh. gonna have to sit down with FI and do the pros and cons with eachs.. i think the photobooth will have to be the way to go