(Closed) Cameras On Tables?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee

i wouls suggest if you are having them to place a little card saying to turn on the flash bcuz at a friends wedding they forgot to turn the flash on and most of the guests pics were messed up and dark.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I really like the idea, I went to a wedding where the couple did this and we had a lot of fun taking silly pictures that the professional photographer wouldn’t have had the chance to capture.

I wanted to do this for my own wedding, but a couple people told me it was tacky…I think I’m still going to do it. lol

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

While I think it’s a fun idea, I think most people just waste your film and you never really get anything out of all the money you spent on the cameras and the processing of the film.  I’ve heard countless stories about people getting maybe a handful of good photos out of hundreds that should have came through.  Personally, I think it’s risky.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh, I’m sorry, I misunderstood.  I would just make a cute little table tent info card with a little blurb stating you want your guests to use the cameras and get some great shots for you to have in your scrapbook after the wedding.  There was a Bee who redid the covers on the cameras to give them a little “wedding look” with her paper, fonts and images she used for the entire wedding—but it’s a lot of round and awkward cutting so think it through first if you want to attempt.  As for where to get them—http://www.cameras101.com/wedding-cameras.html   Looks like a lot of places start at $4.99 and up.  That link also has a cute little tent card.  If you buy cameras somewhere else that don’t provide the card, make your own and just copy that wording because it sounds pretty good to me 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

If you have a little tent card, etc., you could also add on a flickr, etc.,  account where guests can upload their own photos after the wedding (so many people use their own digital cameras–so that way you can get more pics from guests!).

B&H is a very reputable site (it’s actually where I get my pro equipment), and I just checked, and they have some disposable cameras that they sell.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

Have you read Miss Cola’s post on her disposable cameras?  You can ask her, but I think she printed the direction right onto the camera covers she made.  Mr. Parfait wanted a camera at each table, so we noticed when Target had a bunch on clearance.  It wasn’t that important to him, though, so we’re going without!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are doing this too! I think we are just going to put a not propped up on each camera to take pictures, but to make sure to put the flash on! 🙂 I know that we are going to get a bunch of pictures that don’t turn out, but the ones that do turn out will be worth it! I think we will just develope our at like Walgreens. I’m just watching Target and such for camera’s to be on clearance, and buying them a little at a time. But they only last like 6 months, so I’m waiting until closer to the date. Good luck!!! Hope they all work out for us!!!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

We did these at our wedding, and luckily, we found cameras in our color on theknot.com! They had a sale one week, and I gobbled them up. It looks as if your wedding isn’t until January of 2011, so you can afford to hang out and watch their sales. They usually have them periodically throughout the year, so just keep stalking the site. I think I ended up buying mine for $2.99/camera.

I do have to say though, I wished I had only put them on half of the tables. We spent a ton of money developing them, and we didn’t get a ton of great pictures. In hindsight, I would have put them on every other table.

But, putting a little card that you can maybe attach to the camera somehow would be cute…like a little tag that instructs them to remember the flash (we also had a lot of dark pictures) and to caputre the moment!

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