Post # 1
I am having one of my really good friends do the photos for our wedding, so these photos won’t be the only ones. My Fiance attended a wedding a couple of years ago and they had disposable cameras, and he LOVED that idea. We are currently on a tight budget for our wedding, so I don’t want to spend a lot of money for the disposable cameras. I am looking into other websites that will let our guest take the pictures (on their own device, with maybe better quality) and then upload them to this website. Do you guys have any suggestions? I looked into Snap Fish, but I do not know how to set it up….
Or should I just purchase the disposable cameras? Advice for those who have done either, would be great! 🙂
Post # 2
I’ve been to weddings with both! I found that more people will have fun with the disposable camera and actually make sure everyone gets to use it, but when a friend of mine did Snap Fish no one really uploaded anything to it. It was the same people in the photos, and she said she got more on her Instagram hashtag. But the disposable went over really well! That bride put one at every table though
Post # 3
From my experience, most guests won’t typically go out of their way to download an app or upload photos to a designated site during the event. Instagram hashtags are a great way of tracking photos guests take at your wedding. If you have guests who love taking lots of photos on their phones, encourage those individuals to contribute to a shared album on Facebook after the wedding. It’ll save you (and them) a lot of time from having to figure out a brand new platform.
If your guests need extra encouragement to take photos during the event, disposable cameras at each table are a good route. I’ve seen little checklists that go along with the cameras to encourage guests to take photos of key parts of the wedding (e.g. a pic of all the guests at the table, a shot of the cake cutting, B&G entrance).
Post # 4
I attended my friends wedding and she had disposable cameras on the table for guest to take pictures; however, a majority of the guest took the cameras home. So I would recommmend you putting a note on the camera or table stating to leave the camera after all the shots have been taken. I like the suggestion of the other bee to have a note to take key parts of the wedding. We plan on having two poloraid cameras to take instant photos but only two family members will have the cameras to take pictures and give them to us when the wedding is over. We wanted a few pictures from the old school poloraids.
Post # 5
Can you just use a hashtag to collect photos on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter? I know there are mixed results on this, but if you tell everyone and get everyone really excited about it, I think it can work!
This Buzzfeed article has a lot of links to free hashtag posters and also a way to use an app to collect every photo posted and upload to a shared location (facebook album, dropbox, etc.)
It also depends on the crowd of course – I think you would better know your friends/family to know if they would be too busy on their own phones to use the disposable cameras or the alternative that they don’t know how to use Instagram.
Post # 6
Disposible cameras are a giant waste of money, and very 1998. Most of the photos you would get back are unusable because people are taking photos of stupid things like their finger and other random stuff.
Post # 7
People are pretty lazy when it comes down to it, and the chances of many people uploading photos to anything if it’s not for their own friends to see is very minimal. Of course it’s worth a shot, just if it’s important to you to get photos from friends at your wedding, that might not be the best route. The most effective way to get photos is with hashtags on social media because people are more motivated to post photos of themselves/their own experiences for their own friends to see. Plus it’s something they’re already going to be doing anyway. Unfortunately the problem with this is that photos posted on instagram aren’t really print quality so they’re going to be pretty blurry if you try to blow them up very much (screen resolution is 72dpi, and you need 300dpi for the equivalent size in print)
Here’s a pretty good way to use it though:
And here are some more apps if that’s confusing:
Post # 8
I really like this idea of having the cards at the tables with picture ideas, but I don’t want a lot of pictures of the same things. Should I do different things on different tables?
Post # 9
The problem with the hashtag, I know a lot of people will use it for selfies. But I am already going to have that in place to try to get some. I am just trying to appeal to a little bit older crowd…
Post # 10
yeah you could definitely do different lists at each table! I think each table could be in charge of 1-2 big moments, and then a group picture from each table, then detail shots from the reception/creative challenges! I agree with a previous poster that it’s a good idea to also include a note reminding them to leave the cameras at the end of the night!
Post # 11
Photo scavanger hunt cards using your hashtag at each seat + wed reel.