Post # 1
I went to a wedding reception a long time ago and they had a couple disposable cameras at each table for the guests to use throughout the night and then leave behind when it is over. This way, everyone can take pictures of eachother, different groups of people etc.
I thought this was a great idea and I am thinking of having it at our reception.
Would you do this?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I have done this at both my weddings.
Wedding #1 – Got a bunch of crap pictures with very few good ones.
Wedding #2 – Darling Husband insisted on these cameras. Barely anyone used them.
Post # 4
It’s actually quite expensive to develop film since it’s used so rarely these days. I’d set up an account at Walgreens or CVS and give everyone the info so that they can download their digitial pictures.
Post # 5
A friend in college told me about her brother’s wedding… he and his unruly friends got a hold of the cameras, and when his wife developed the film she was HORRIFIED. There were a LOT of penis photos, people mooning the camera, and if memory serves there was a picture of a giant pile of poop.
So, I guess it depends on your crowd but with 4 brothers myself and a Darling Husband who plays rugby, there was NO way I was doing disposable cameras!
Post # 6
@whoa_its_ash: 2 very good points! Thanks.
@JenGirl: Good idea. Thank you!
@DaneLady: That is terrible!
I actually did think about this but I don’t see many of our guests doing stuff that bad. Every family has a few bad apples lol but I think the majority of our guests would use them politely.
Post # 7
@DaneLady: I cannot stop laughing. That would be horrifying.. and hilarious! The giant pile of poop though..oh god!
Post # 8
I had a friend do this years ago and she spent a ton of money developing the photos and very few were even usable. There were a lot of drunk idiot photos…down the pants, the top of someone’s head, fingers over the lens, etc. Not worth it IMO.
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
It’s a great idea but in actuality you rarely get enough good pictures to make it worth it. I ended up with tons of blurry photos of hands. Apparently one table decided to take pictures of their ring fingers but they held the cameras too close and couldn’t tell since there aren’t preview shots with film. Another one was obviously grabbed by a small child because every photo prominently featured butt-angle photos. It was such a waste of money.
Instead why don’t you set up a photo sharing site and encourage guests to share their photos on the site using their smart phone or uploading their digital camera shots. I think you get much better results.
Post # 11
You said it was a long time ago that you saw this at a wedding. I think things have changes since then. Most everyone uses a digital camera. You can place little table signs asking your guests to upload their wedding pics to a common site so you get to see them all.
Here’s a sample.
Post # 12
No!! Usually these pictures just turn out TERRIBLE quality-wise. People don’t use the flash and the quality is just awful. Last time I saw this done was actually at a rehearsal dinner and though some maybe were nice pictures, the quality was very very bad.
I saw someone on FB upload 5 (5!!!) albums full of “disposable camera pictures” from their wedding and all of them were really dark and awful.
The photo sharing site is a much better and more modern idea.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@DaneLady: lol, I was just thinking that if we had done this, there would be a LOT of pictures of our friends’ dicks and boobs. Classy 30-somethings 🙂
OP, I wouldn’t. Disposable cameras always take terrible pictures. Instead, set up a photo sharing website (flickr, smugmug, etc) and give out the info asking your friends to upload their pictures there. We did that and got a decent amount of nice pictures…
Post # 14
@CarterLove: Have you thought about asking people to download an app that will share all the pictures?
Post # 15
my sister did it and i think it worked out..
but my Mother-In-Law got some for ours last min, i had a photographer. thank god! she had wanted me to base my whole photos on those. and im glad we didnt cuz
all the pictures from all the disposable were super dark, maybe 6 were good from like 6 cameras.
plus people have their iphones now. try that thing where its an app for your wedding pics. so everyone who takes it with their smart phones posts them on there for you to go threw. i cant remember the name and i dont know anyone whos used it but ive heard a lot about it on wedding sites.