(Closed) Disposable cameras

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We aren’t. But mainly because we have a photo booth.

I have heard good and bad about this. Some other posts talk about how it was a waste of money to develop the disposable camera photos, i guess their guests didn’t take good pics. But i have seen some people make collages out of the photos that are really neat. I personally think it is a fun thing to do because you get pictures from the guests point of view! I bet most of them would be funny to look through too!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I did.  Some of my favorite pics of the night are from those cameras. Especially the one of my photographer sitting on the balcony drinking a beer!  LOLOL – he is my cousin, so he did it for free.

But, they allow so many different persepectives of the night.  I even did an I Spy game to go with all of them.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Not in the official planning stages yet but this is something I will definitely plan on doing.  Just like Candy Nee said, I think they will give such different perspectives on the night, and will probably be some of our favorites/the funniest of the night.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are doing disposable cameras on the tables!  I’ve heard all the stories about the “unwanted pictures” that you will get… but to me, the “wanted” pictures are worth having to go through the “unwanted” pictures.

It’s a great opportunity to get pictures of about EVERYONE at your reception.  My sister had them on the tables for her reception, and they are some of her favorite pictures (at least from the reception).

I say go for it! : )

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are!  (I think)

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Kanebaby: We will be having them. I got them on sale when they were buy one get one free so look for deals if your going to get them. I also heard a few stories where people had them and some of the guests kept the camera so just in case Im going to have my Dj make an annoucement.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I personally LOVE this idea, just ran out of steam before my wedding. I don’t regret it but I did love the idea.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

There was just a post on here recently from a bride who did them and regretted it because she didn’t get ANY good pics.

I’ll tell you what I tell everyone contemplating doing this.  If this is something that you plan on doing for guest entertainment, go for it, but if you plan on getting great shots, then you are probably setting yourself up for disappointment.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I will be doing this, but I am also having professional photographers. I am also going to do an I spy game with them. I don’t suggest that you have these as your only photography plan, but for entertainment value and hopefully some fun shots, they would be great.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I thought about it, but ultimately decided against it because most of my guests will have a digital camera that they can use to take pictures. I’m going to set up a site where they can go and post their pictures and see everyone elses. I guess you could also put a couple disposable cameras around, maybe one per table, just in case someone forgot their own camera.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We were going to, but then figured that many of our guests would be bringing their own digital cameras, and after the experience my cousin had at his wedding; they spent a bunch of money on them and then $120 to get them developed at ended up with 8 usable pictures.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Disposable camers are just that….disposable..so they dont produce the nicest of shots. I agree with another poster here…i read a post abuot a bee who got NO good shots, but paid i ton to buy and develop everything.

I personally dont think its worth it.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

There are disposable digital cameras that you can review and delete bad pictures from. Then I would suggest getting them developed to CD only and then get printed the decent ones.

 

My dad’s original idea was to forget a traditional photographer and have everyone use disposables. I nixed that idea faster than he could blink. He claims some of the best pictures come from them… but I don’t agree. I don’t think I will have them because we are trying to save money, I love our professional photog and his candid work, and trust in my guests to have cameras.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Just an idea: What if you get perhaps only 3 or 4 (small amount of cameras- after developing would only cost maybe $30) disposable cameras and label them “Snap and Pass” so not only does that get your guest mingling with the “Passing” but the “snapping” can result in candid but amazing photos… just a thought

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