Dedicated October 2018

Disposable cameras at the wedding

Oct62018bride, on August 19, 2017 at 10:46 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 27

I'd like to put some disposable cameras at the tables so guests can take pictures. I thought it would be something fun for guests to do and we'll have some hopefully awesome candid pictures later lol.

Anyone else doing this or have done this?


Latest activity by Steven, on March 6, 2019 at 8:53 AM
  • D
    Beginner May 2018
    Dena ·
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    I am. I didn't want it to be tacky or like childish. I'm putting them in a basket with a sign. Next to some costume things since I'm not doing a photo booth and people can do what they wish with them

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  • O
    Dedicated October 2018
    Oct62018bride ·
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    That's a cool idea!

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  • McBuxton
    Dedicated February 2020
    McBuxton ·
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    I would suggest against recently went to a wedding with disposables the lighting was bad for those things and half the pictures ended up blurry dark or of someone's insert random item

    Most people these days have phones on their camera use a photo sharing site that they can all send them to

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  • K.M.
    Master September 2018
    K.M. ·
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    This is honestly a waste of money. Just let your photographer take the candids at the reception.

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  • Bemyguest
    Master April 2017
    Bemyguest ·
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    Yeah, this doesn't work out like you want it to. You get a bunch of crappy pictures, and it costs more than it's worth.

    At my aunt's wedding, all my uncle's took them into the bathroom and she ended up with a bunch of dick pics. They were young and when my grandma found out she was mad, but my aunt spent all that money to develop dick pics -_-

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  • Hannah
    Super August 2017
    Hannah ·
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    I was thinking about getting them for the kids just because I think they would have fun with them. But I decided against it. Most pictures end up dark and not good anyway, plus everyone has a camera on their phone. Also I would run the risk of having all these flashes ruining my professional photos.

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  • WED18
    July 1993
    WED18 ·
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    They still make disposable cameras? People will take photos on their phones and tag you on social media. Maybe have a hashtag instead.

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  • Celia Milton
    Celia Milton ·
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    It's a waste of money. Everyone on the planet has a cell with a camera, and usually the problem is to stop getting them to take photos, not to encourage them.

    It's expensive to develop them, and impossible to share them.

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  • muriel
    Champion June 2018
    muriel ·
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    This is a total waste of money. My aunt said they used to do this years ago and the pictures were poor quality, out of focus etc. Remember with film you have to pay to get all the film developed before you can even see what you got. It's not like digital where you can edit before you print.

    Just put cards on the table with your hashtag or website so guests can share their pics.

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  • september2018
    Devoted September 2018
    september2018 ·
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    We are thinking about doing this. We had a friend do them and she said you get some interesting pictures and she loved it.

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  • Becky
    Expert January 2018
    Becky ·
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    Did this at my bat mitzvah. Guests took most of the cameras home so we never got the pictures.

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  • Beachy
    VIP November 2017
    Beachy ·
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    I feel like if you're doing this you might as well just get a photo booth.

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  • Nazaret
    Savvy April 2018
    Nazaret ·
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    My FMIL did this in her wedding two years ago and she said it was a waste. They had a bunch of kids there so they took the cameras and kept playing with them all night. They ended up with a bunch of crappy pictures.

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  • Amanda
    Devoted October 2017
    Amanda ·
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    Besides all of the problems stated above, guests are also known to take the cameras home. Not worth the money.

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  • S
    Savvy September 2017
    shelby ·
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    I think it's a cute idea. My cousin did that at hers. Only think is, a lot of people just took them home instead of leaving them.

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  • Paul S Robinson
    Paul S Robinson ·
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    The Fun Times Guide > Photography and Camera Guide > Electronics & Gadgets > Cameras & Accessories >

    Are Disposable Digital Cameras Worth It? Here Are The Pros & Cons




    cvs-disposable-digital-cameraThe disposable digital camera debuted in 2003.

    You may have seen single-use digital cameras in photo stores, or been intrigued by the concept the first time you heard there was such thing as a disposable digital camera. (I know I was.)

    But are disposable digital cameras really worth it?

    Disposable Digital Camera Pros & Cons


    There’s an LCD screen, so you can see the photos you’ve taken and how many shots remain.

    You can delete a photo that you don’t want.

    There’s an automatic flash built-in.

    It’s a relatively low-cost camera option at less than $20.

    There’s a self-timer built-in.

    You don’t have to figure out how to get the photos from the camera onto your computer; there no wires, cords, or downloading.

    The camera itself is fully recyclable.

    Here’s how to turn a disposable digital camera into a reusable digital camera!

    Here are some things for you to consider before you spend additional money on disposable digital cameras. These are in addition to the problem of your guests getting in the way of your professional wedding photographer. You are already spending upwards of $1500.00 for a pro; so why take the risk of those important shots being ruined by snap happy guests trying to get the same shot your hire pro is getting?

    You’re limited to taking a small number of photos per camera (25 or 12 MB of space internal memory).

    The resolution is quite limited (2 MP).

    You have to pay for the prints afterwards.

    The preview screen is fairly small (1.4 inch).

    You can only delete the most recent photo, rather than previewing all of the shots and deleting the ones you don’t like all at once.

    There’s no external data port, so you can’t download the photos to your computer; you must take it into a camera shop to get the prints.

    RefSmiley tonguehotography-The FunTime Guide

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  • Jessi
    VIP December 2017
    Jessi ·
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    I did this at my wedding...20 years ago. When no one had cameras on their phones (most people didn't even have phones yet) so it seemed like a fun idea. It was stupid, expensive, and 99% of the photos sucked. I really don't understand doing this now with cell phones taking free, better pictures that can be gathered really easily.

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  • Danielle
    VIP March 2017
    Danielle ·
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    If you're really wanting to do something like this I would do a Polaroid camera and have it for your guestbook or something. That's what we did and it went over well! That way people get to see their pics right away and you have them right away without having to blindly pay to develop what could be super crappy photos. It's also nice because people see them right away they can say "oh shoot that turned out dark we need to turn this setting on or move over here" and people kinda follow suit. Rather than with a disposable people don't realize and just keep snapping random pictures. Also I feel like people don't really get excited that much over disposable cameras these days so they might not get used, as PPs said.

    I will say at my wedding we have more reception photos than I could ever want lol. My photographers took a ton of every guest and I couldn't imagine wanting even more (non-pro) pics of people, after seeing the professional ones. There's just toooo many!

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  • MS102017
    Devoted October 2017
    MS102017 ·
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    Will be expensive. Not just finding the disposable cameras but finding places that will actually develop the film. FH found 3 rolls of film last year as we were moving. The local CVS/Walgreens didn't stock the necessary paper to develop anything and told him several times to come back another time as they were waiting for a new shipment. Never happened. He ended up sending them out via a website that offered these services and it was $20 per roll!

    I mean, it was great seeing pictures he took 13 years ago but for $60? So it's possible but can get pricey and you should probably just get the pro photographer to do it for you.

    Agree with PPs, Polaroids would be a better option.

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  • Ms.Fox
    VIP May 2018
    Ms.Fox ·
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    Dated and pointless. We all have phones now that can do that. Oh, and your paying big money for a pro. Let them do their job.

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