(Closed) Disposable cameras…how many?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@futureMrsDonnelly: Eek, I am not going to be helpful in this.  My bff got married last summer and had them, and she told me it was a bust.  Not only did most cameras not have all the pics taken, those that were, were so so.  And then on top of it all is the added expense of the film processing.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@futureMrsDonnelly:  I don’t want to be a downer either, but I’ve heard only negative things about the disposable cameras.  First, the quality isn’t that good.  Second, do you want to pay to have photos developed that are more than likely inappropriate or no good?  Just my two cents…take it or leave it! 

P.S.  I would think one per table would be enough.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am going to Dito the previous posters. I sell these and I don’t recommend them. If you use them, you would have to use them outside where there is good lighting for any chance of the pictures turning out. Disposable cameras are not good cameras, if you are expecting pictures that you will be proud to display. There are rare instances where you will get good shots, but it is kind of hit and miss.

Post # 6
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

A friend had them last year at her wedding and she put one on each table.  So if you do tables of 8 that would be 7 cameras.  I think that’s more reasonable as most guests don’t run around snapping pictures of everything.  PS…her pictures were okay but she wasn’t happy with them.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I just wanted to also add that at my wedding everyone and I do mean everyone had a camera, video camera, and/or camera phone. I felt like the paparazzi were after me the entire time. If I were you, I would instead, print up some cards with a picture sharing website listed on them; like Snapfish and/or Shutterfly. Your guests can upload their photos to their sites for free and all of the photos can be shared by everyone. You can also purchase photos from those sites, but only if you want to, so everyone can choose their favorite photos.

I am signed up with both and have gotten some pretty good deals. I just use the one that has the best deals at the time that I am wanting to purchase.

Post # 8
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I went to a wedding where they had disposable cameras and I don’t know how most of the pictures turned out but I know that at the table I was at, all they took pictures of us goofy pictures of themselves. There was one camera per table and they had the film used up within the first 10 mins of sitting there. The two tables next to me, same story. Maybe add a sign with the camera asking people to be the photographers assistant, or something cute like that. And I would say 1-2 per table should be enough.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Another nay for disposable cameras here.

Most people have their own digitcal cameras now.

Instead of disposable cameras, maybe create a photo sharing site and place business cards at each table with the url.

I did a Shutterfly share site and collected tons of guests’ photos on it.

Post # 11
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Honey bee

Also think that you will have to pay to develop the pictures so that is another very real cost.

My mom did this 15 years ago when she got married, spent a fortune developing them and then proceeded to throw every picture out.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

It seems like your mind is made up. I suggest one for every two people.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oops, just read that you’re doing the I spy game, super cute idea! That should help insure that you get the pictures you want!

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