Post # 1
Hi Bees, we will be having quite a few kids at the wedding (including my 6 year old daughter) & I wanted to give them something to do instead of just running around creating havoc. I thought I’d put a spin on the trendy Picture Scavenger Hunt by supplying each kid with a disposable camera and the following:
We’re happy you came to celebrate our special day,
we need your help in a major way!
We want to see the night through your eyes
so try this camera on for size.
Use the whole roll & complete the list.
Find moments the photographer may have missed!
Your mission starts now, go explore the place
but first, we need a shot of your smiling face!!
-Picture of your mom & dad
-Group photo of everyone at your table
-Your dinner plate
-Bride and Groom kissing
-Close up of Flowers
-Someone making a toast
-Your favorite decoration
-Lots of smiles!
-Bride dancing with her Father
-Groom with his mom
-A beautiful dress
-A Big Hug
-Someone taking a bite of cake
When the flash stops and the film is done, we’re sure you’ve had a lot of fun!
Now that you’ve finished your important task, there is only one thing left to ask.
Leave the camera in the purple box by the door & go bust some moves on the dance floor!!
I’m hoping they catch some fun pics & then afterwards, I was thinking I could send each child a special thank you & a small album with all of their shots in it. What do you all think? Good/bad idea? Anything you would change??
Post # 3
*bump* Would love to hear some opinions on this!
Post # 4
It does sound like a fun idea except those pictures are going to be no good. For my SIL’s wedding we let the kids take pics with disposable cameras and all the pictures were no good heads cut off, blurry, silly self pics and we had to pay to develop them. On the plus side it did give them something to do but the younger ones got bored. The younger ones would be better of with colouring books, pencils, stickers or even Lego.
Post # 5
@Holly77: I didn’t even think about the quality of the photos. What ages were the kids that took pics at your SIL’s wedding? The age group that I was intending this for would be 6-10 yrs old & most have used a camera before..
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn
@Shanna777: I think it’s super cute, but I have to echo the concern about the quality of the photos. Is your reception going to be in a hall where it’s pretty dark? If so, you have to make sure that the camera has a flash and that the children know how (and remember) to use it.
Post # 7
@Shanna777: our group of kids were 12,10,8,7,6 and 2.
Post # 8
@FutureMrsWeston: Good point about the flash – our reception area probably won’t be super bright.
@Holly77: Hmmm…I may have to rethink the whole idea!! Thanks for the input 🙂
Post # 9
@Shanna777: Do you really care how the photos turn out, or do you want the kids to be entertained?
Also, how old are the kids in question?
Post # 10
@peachacid: Fiance and I were going back and forth on this very question last night! The main idea behind this whole thing was to keep the kids entertained & make them feel like they have an important role at the reception instead of just being brushed aside. The kids range in ages from 6-10. It’s going to cost about $40 for the cameras & prob another $40-50 or so to have them all developed. So I guess the real question is whether or not the entertainment factor is worth $100…
Any suggestions for something that would be equally entertaining, doesn’t involve a whole lot of adult supervision, but maybe not as costly? I want to avoid the standard coloring book, etc because I feel like those are a waste. I know my daughter, for one, would blow through it within 5 minutes and be on to something else..
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn
@Shanna777: Maybe make a scavenger hunt book for them with blank spaces for them to draw their own pictures of the night’s events? You can even include cheap clipboards that are personalized with their names so that they can carry them around the reception. They can take it home with them at the end of the night and it won’t cost you nearly as much as the cameras.
Post # 12
How many kids are there going to be? Maybe you could ask around and find enough “old” digital cameras or cell phones from relatives. For example, my 11 year old little sister carts around FI’s old Iphone and uses it to take photos of her friends and it works great (there’s no service on it).
Also, you can find some pretty cheap digital cameras these days. Getting that would equal the disposable + developing costs and at least they’d be able to see what they are taking photos of.
If you can see them right away, you can give out prizes to the ones who complete them all 🙂
Post # 13
@Shanna777: I think the problem with the scavenger hunt for kids, is while most of them have probably used their parents digital cameras before, they have no clue how to use a disposable with a view finder instead of a display screen, so you get really crummy pictures that you have to pay to develop.
Post # 14
I probably wouldn’t offer to give them a mini album. In case the picture turn out unusable or really dark, don’t want the kids to get too excited and think they are getting all thse great pics back that they took.
Maybe just send them a pic of you plus the kid?