(Closed) Tacky? old school disposable cameras at tables

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are disposable camera at the tables tacky??

    Hells to the yes

    Nah.. I've seen worse

  • Post # 17
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    Sugar bee

    I don’t think it’s tacky, but the photos always come out terrible. TERRIBLE. I’d save the cash and think of some other activity.

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee

    Not tacky, but expect that all the pictures will be crappy quality, most will be taken by children or drunk people down their shirts.

    In this day and age where almost everyone has a cell phone camera capable of taking pictures much better quality and for free, I would set up a photo sharing site, and save your money.

    Post # 19
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We used the WeddingSnap app instead of cameras. You pay one time and let all your guests download the app to their phone for free – whatever pictures they take suring the wedding are automatically uploaded to your online wedding album! The best part is that they get to keep the photos on their smartphone too – so you aren’t asking guests to put down their phones in exchange for taking pictures for you. 

    Our guests loved it and we got photos right away! We put info about how to download the app and what it was on our website, in the Out of Town gift bags, in our programs and directly under the “I Spy” card itself – people thought it was really neat and used it all night! We have photos of everything – from our dances, to the speeches to the shuttle rides home from the wedding!

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t think it is tacky at all! I think a lot of people would send you the pictures after the wedding without them though. Make it into a contest… whoever sends the most pictures of the things you were looking for wins!

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I didn’t do this for our wedding, but I did for my graduation party back in 2004.

    I loved some of the pictures that I got from it, a few of them were hilarious.  However, kids took the bulk of the cameras and snapped pictures of random things like chairs and walls…I had a ton of pictures of one child in particular that just took pictures of her own face over and over, like it was her own little photo-shoot.  And they were all blurry and way too close to actually see anything.  Lots of money went down the drain to get them developed.

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Waste of money and outdated! People steal them, take shitty pictures and it’s not worth it. 

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think it’s a fun idea and don’t consider it tacky. I’m sure your guests would enjoy it.

    Post # 24
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Not tacky but I do think a waste. I went to a good friends wedding last year and no one was using the camera at our table so we started just shooting pics to try and use it. A year later she still has not developed the film. We are going to do the I spy with a site to upload photos, if we get some great if not whatever. And we’re having a photobooth. I love my scrapbooks!!  Good luck!     

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Tacky, no.  Possibly a waste of money, yes.  We have created a shutterfly account for guests to upload the I Spy photos to (and hopefully they do!) just for convenience sake, and we’ll probably get better quality photos.  Another suggestion might be for them to upload them to facebook perhaps? 

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee

    I guess my input is more in the minority, but my uncle did this at his wedding and was thankful they did because their photographer ended up being terrible and the only decent pictures they have we’re from the disposables. 

    Post # 27
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Even though they’re outdated, I don’t think it’s such a bad idea. 

    One thing that I would have done differently with our wedding, was to have photos of every guest- didn’t end up happening. Disposables at the tables might have solved that. It’s not going to cost you that much, so why not? 

    We had cards at the wedding about our wedding photo web site, included the card with our thank yous, and less than 10% of our guests uploaded to the web site-no password needed. So just because you have a site, it doesn’t mean that people will play. And- there are still older guests that don’t have a smartphone or digital camera.

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Not tacky!

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    No way! I had them at my first wedding. Some of the best candid photos came from those.

    Post # 30
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Okay.  I am an old school photographer, and IMO there is nothing like capturing the magic of a moment on film.  I like the idea.

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    If you’re willing to put up with the PITA parts of it (i.e bad quality, theft,expense) it could be fun. I agree that the photobooth might be a more time/financially sound option for photo fun!

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