(Closed) table cameras

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are going to do them. That way, even though everyone has their own cameras, if someone forgets, they are there. and we are sure to get all the pictures. Just becuase people bring their own doesn’t mean that you will get those! We are just going to start buying them at like target or the grocery store as we see them on sale. we may look online to see if we can buy them cheaper in bulk!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I bought them.  I don’t know if they’re that popular anymore but I always thought they were fun so we got ’em.  Chances are there will be very few ‘useable’ pictures, but it’s worth a shot!  For that reason though, I didn’t want to spend a lot.  I got mine from theknot.com.  They were somewhere between $2-3.  I did a lot of research and that was the least expensive one I could find, that I liked.  They’re cute too, they are all white, with the word love on the front in silver. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Fiance really wants to do this.  I don’t mind them but if he wants them he’s going to have to shell out the money for them. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not doing them because I figure everyone has digital cameras.  Then once you get them all developed, you’d have to scan the pictures in anyway to put them online.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re doing this as well.  I figured, just cause everyone has a digital camera, doesn’t mean you’ll get the pictures.

We’re just going to put one at each table.  There’s an awesome DIY on here for a “I SPY” game to go with them.  It’s a list of pictures to be taken with the disposables.  Adorable idea!  I customized it to fit with our wedding and we’re printing them on cardstock to put with the camera.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It was on DIY Friday the friday before last.  If I knew how to imbed stuff in here, I’d happily find it for you!  🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I’ve thought about it but decided against it.  I think the costs of purchasing the cameras, then developing all the film, outweigh the benefits.  I think if you want candid reception photos you are better off asking a few reliable friends/family members to bring their digital cameras and share their photos with you afterward. I hate the idea of paying $10-$20 to develop film not even knowing what I’ll get!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We’re doing them and going to have little baskets at the end of the night to drop them off in. It should be a blast and we’ll get tons of funny pictures knowing our families and friends. We’re planning on doing it through Snapfish or something along those lines due to the abundance of coupons.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I’m doing the I Spy game too and giving disposable to the kids attending our wedding.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My mom and stepdad did these at their wedding about a year and a half ago and most of their pics didn’t come out too well. Unfortunately it wasn’t worth it for them but if you have better photographers in your family than we clearly do then hopefully it’ll work out for you.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

As someone who studied photography formally, I am not keen on the idea of disposable cameras. They take pretty bad pics indoors, and are often grainy. Plus, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten pics taken by people that were out of focus, with feet or limbs cut off awkwardly, way zoomed out when it should have been zoomed in, etc. I am sorry to sound negative about it, but I just don’t trust enough people with cameras to pay to develop their film. :s

I have read some more contemporary takes on how to get pics from guests. There was a good idea awhile back on the Bee about having a place for people to copy pics off various types of memory card onto a computer before they left. Or the idea of having a Flickr account to add their digital pics to after the wedding, with a little slip of paper for the guests to take home with the info. Those seem much more beneficial to me, because you can pick the pics you want to print, and they will be taken with better, more user-friendly cameras.

p.s. love the I Spy game–thanks for sharing the link!

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