Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what to do aside from a photobooth or disposable camer’s (I was told they are outdated). Please keep in mind I am looking to keep costs down and don’t have an over-abundance of time.
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
Is your photographer staying during the reception? Someone suggested to me to bring a bunch of funny props (like a photo booth would have) to have at each table. Then after dinner the photographer can go around and take funny photos.
Post # 4
No, we couldn’t afford to have him stay for the dance-party part. I’m just worried we’ll miss the fun photos.
Post # 5
I was just looking at instant mobile printers. This one seems to have good reviews, and people can even connect to it with their camera phones via bluetooth! The only issue is the paper seems to be pretty pricey.
Post # 6
Most guests will probably bring their own cameras. You could always set up a flikr account (or something similar) and print out little cards directing your guests to upload their photos to the site. The image quality probably won’t be the best but atleast it will be something.
Post # 7
How much more will it be to extend your photographer’s coverage? Both photobooths and disposable cameras are usually not cheap.
Post # 8
Have you looked into the Instax? http://www.fujifilm.com/products/instant_photo/films/instax/
They’re similar to Polaroids and relatively cheap (for the camera itself… the film, on the other hand can add up).
Post # 9
I would definately make a little card and create a photo share account. I think if you could rent and older polaroid or borrow one from a family member and have them take a place card-leave a picture (I saw something like this on Pinterest).
Post # 10
One of my friends set up a back drop, ( a super inexpensive one, just a sheet proped up about 4 feet) and had props and people took their own funny pics. I don’t think they had us upload our pics to an account but thats a great idea. The back drop was seriously simple. I thought it was a good substitute.
Post # 11
Wow, great suggestions everyone. I am going to look into all of them.
Post # 12
Disposible cameras are defintiely over. They take very poor quality photos, are usually taken over by children, you get poorly lit photos of things from far away, they cost a fortune.
I don’t know if I would say photobooths are over. I think they are super fun, give the guests some entertainment + a favour and take decent quality photo.
I think every one I know has either a digital camera and/or a cell phone cam that can take decent pics. Just ask your guests to share them with you.
Post # 13
Instead of a photobooth we plan on having a table with a bunch of retro style cameras with cool filters (think real life Hipstamatic and Instagram) so that guest can take pictures of themselves and of the reception. Kind of like this:
You can find these kinds of cameras and the film at Urban Outfitters and most of them are relatively inexpensive.
Post # 14
We are setting up our own photo booth. We got most of the props from the dollar store at halloween and am giving FIs niece the duty of taking pictures or people can take there own. After the wedding we are asking everyone to send us the pictures or we can download them on our computer the day after. For our thank yous we are sending out all the pictures from the photographer and the photobooth and everyones photos over the weekend.
Post # 15
I’m guessing you are not hiring a professional photographer. Nearly every guest brings their own camera and will gladly give you copies of what they take if you ask. Some will even offer if you don’t ask.
Post # 16
The boy and I are both in IT so we bought about 20 small USB drives shaped in our theme from Ali Express and are providing some self addressed envelopes for those people who bring their own cameras. This way we get full resolution copies (rather than resized uploaded photos) which I can use later of everyone’s photos. They worked out to less than $100 shipped to Australia for 20 and we are having 100 guests.