Post # 1
My fiancee and I quite like the idea of having disposable cameras at the reception on the tables. I know its probably something done a million times over already but we have a lot of friends who are very arty, like taking photographs etc, and think it’d be lovely to have them able to pick up a camera and snap away. We also prefer candid shots 🙂 We will have a professional photographer for the ceremony and breakfast. However, as much as this is a romantic idea, is it realistic? Has anyone used disposable cameras and how did it go?
Post # 3
@anahappilyeverafter: My mom was just talking about this today – they had disposable cameras on the tables at my oldest sister’s wedding (but that was 10 years ago) and she just said it cost WAY too much money to develop crappy pictures.
I would think that in this day and age, a lot of people either have their own camera or a cell phone with a camera, and the quality that you would get from those would be just as good as disposables. I would suggest setting up a digital photo sharing site and putting the website/password on little cards on all the tables.
Post # 4
@E_Lynne615: That’s a really cool idea thanks!
Post # 5
Disposable cameras give horrible quality pictures, especially in low light evening receptions. If your friends are actual photo buffs, they will likely be more frustrated than delighted with the limitations of a disposable camera. It’s a much better idea to let them take photos with their own cameras/phones and let them upload them to a website you have access to. Not to mention, way cheaper!
Post # 6
A friend had disposable cameras at her wedding. She even went so far as to take to cover off one camera to use for a pattern, and covered all the cameras in fabric matching the flower girl’s dress and the ring bearer’s shirt.
She said it was a complete waste of money. They had to pay for developing a pile of crappy pics.
Far better to ask guests to share their pics as the pp has suggested. One additional suggestion though. Don’t just have one card with the information unless you also have a website. If you don ‘t have a website where they can recheck the URL, print some business cards with the website and password so each guest can pick one up.
Post # 7
I would do what ana suggests and set up a photosharing site. I am doing a free one called wedpics. They have downloadable cards too for you to print out and also a sign. They also have a scavenger hunt idea to get people taking and posting pics, but I have to modify theirs to suit my needs.