(Closed) Hashtag or Disposable Cameras?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
655 posts
Busy bee

I haven’t seen disposable cameras on tables since like 1999. Personally, I think disposable cameras are obsolete and that makes them cool again. Most people don’t do disposable cameras anymore because no one actually gets physical pictures and they’re kind of expensive now anyway. But the fact that they’re SO old school now (which makes me feel real old) makes them a novelty again. I kind of want to do this, to be honest….

Post # 4
3459 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Can you even buy disposable cameras anymore?? I don’t think anyone would ever use them now, I think they were for the era before everyone had a quality camera in their cellphone. Go with the hashtag.

Post # 5
13951 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think disposable cameras are worth the cost.  The quality is almost always terrible, people probably won’t use them, and you’ll end up paying $10 per camera to develop them just to see if maybe there were one or two good photos.

That being said, I’ve also never actually used a wedding hashtag for my photos.  Between the two though, I’d definitely pick hashtag.

Post # 6
849 posts
Busy bee

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cheltroy :  We’ll have a hastag for our guests… and about 5-10 guests will be children under the age of 10. I was considering putting disposible cameras in the children’s bags and making them “photographers”–who says no to a child that says “cheese!” Plus it may be a game for them. And you get the goofy, ridiculous photos. I’m still thnking about it though. I’m not sure. It may be a total waste of money 🙂

Post # 7
2619 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I had a friend that did disposable cameras a couple years ago.  I think in the end, she didn’t even develop them because of the cost….  However, if you really want photos from guests, you’ll have to run the numbers and know your crowd.  I don’t know a single person at my wedding who would have used a hashtag.  They just aren’t into social media that much.  So, if we had wanted guest pictures, it would have made more sense to do the cameras (if we thought it was worth the cost).

Post # 9
858 posts
Busy bee

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cheltroy :  I am having the same problem. I cant decide between the two. I did find these bulk disposable cameras on Amazon:

I also like the idea of a hashtag because its just fun. I can’t think of a good hashtag for myself but for you what about #Simpsonandcelebrate or #simpsonchampagneandcelebrate; like a play off of sip some champagne and celebrate. 

A couple of other ones off the top of my head:


# happilyeversimpson

you could also do #yourlastnametosimpson

Post # 11
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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cheltroy :  hi bee! This is tangentially related, but whatever option you choose, I’d also recommend supplementing it with the creation of a shared Dropbox folder! You’ll likely have lots of friends and family taking photos on their personal devices, but not all of them will end being posted on social media. After the wedding, send out an email/FB message with the link and ask everyone to submit any and al photos they took! Uploading is super easy, and that way you’ll have all of those candids in higher resolution than just FB/IG quality (:

Post # 12
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I did both and if budget isn’t an issue go for the disposable cameras as it did cost a pretty penny to get them developed and not all the photos turned out. But we knew our wedding party would take some funny pictures and they did not dissapoint. We got all of our wedding party together about 6 months after our wedding and looked through the pictures on a projector at our house and we all relived the night and had a bunch of laughs. I know they aren’t the best quality but I like the retro feel!

Post # 13
8390 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

My Future Brother-In-Law did dispoables at their wedding 4 years ago, and still havent gotten them developed lol. They went to do so and were SHOCKED at the price to develop them. So theyve been sitting in a corner in their basement for 4 years lol. Idk the exact price, but they had a large wedding and one on each table, so I assume it would add up.

I’d do a hashtag. I like #sweet(ly)Simpsons and I like the pps suggestion of #SimpsonChampagne

Post # 14
7472 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Disposable cameras are a huge waste of money. They’re expensive to develop and the majority of the photos usually don’t turn out.

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