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Francesca
Devoted September 2018

Disposable cameras

Francesca, on April 17, 2017 at 5:46 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 21
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My fh wants to do disposable cameras on each table. So that way our guest can take candid shots! We will have a photographer and a videographer.. is this too much? I love his idea but I don't know if it's over the top.

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  • MMB
    Master January 2017
    MMB ·
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    I don't think it's "over the top," but I do think it's dated. Most people will want to use their cell phones to take pics. I would skip it.

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  • YouCanCallMeDot
    VIP January 2017
    YouCanCallMeDot ·
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    Most people will use their cell phones. Also disposable cameras are really expensive to develop and you will have a lot of shots that are unusable.

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  • CaboBride2018
    VIP May 2018
    CaboBride2018 ·
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    Disposable cameras are expensive (both the cameras themselves and developing the film). A better approach is to create an official wedding hashtag and ask guests to use it when they share their photos on social media. People can use their own smartphones (which pretty much everyone has) and you will have full access to their candid pictures.

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  • UnderTheJuneWillows
    VIP June 2016
    UnderTheJuneWillows ·
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    Wasted expense. Create an Instagram # and have people tag the pictures they take at the wedding.

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  • Lisa Kingsbury
    May 2020
    Lisa Kingsbury ·
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    We only had about 15 kids at our reception, so we bought each of them their own disposable camera and wrote their name on it. They had SO much fun with them, some of them got really into it. Then we had even more fun going through the photos after we had them developed.

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  • FutureMrsPrescott
    Expert October 2018
    FutureMrsPrescott ·
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    @lisa that's really smart to do for kids. Otherwise may not be worth it

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  • CoffeeNColor
    Master August 2017
    CoffeeNColor ·
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    Skip it. You're going to spend a fortune on developing a bunch of grainy, poorly lit photos. Chances are, people won't use all the exposures. So then you'll have a bunch of half started rolls of film.

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  • GymRat
    Master May 2017
    GymRat ·
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    No one is using a disposable camera when they have a smartphone.

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  • Celia Milton
    May 2020
    Celia Milton ·
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    It's a waste of money

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  • bitbit
    Expert September 2017
    bitbit ·
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    Everyone always shits on disposable cameras here but I think they're a cute idea. My friends would be totally into it and the grainy pics have their own charm. I think we are going to put out a couple of polaroid cameras and an empty photoalbum instead of a guestbook.

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  • Sarah
    Super September 2017
    Sarah ·
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    Waste of money, but I think kids could have fun with it

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  • TugBride
    Expert October 2018
    TugBride ·
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    I also wonder with everyone using disposable cameras (providing they do) if it would be frustrating for the photographer. I mean disposables with flash plus say your first dance... That sounds like a big mess.

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  • Teresa
    Super September 2017
    Teresa ·
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    Disposable cameras are so expensive. You also have to send them out to be developed now, where I live anyway. I developed 3 rolls of film recently and it was about $60. Not even worth it.

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  • Jay Farrell
    May 2020
    Jay Farrell ·
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    Why? You're hiring a pro. Keep people out of the way. Guests will do phone snaps on their own, and they're probably better than disposables.

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  • MOB
    Devoted May 2019
    MOB ·
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    I agree that it's dated.

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  • A Bride
    Super August 2016
    A Bride ·
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    I always thought that would be a fun idea too, but kind of obsolete now everyone has smart phones. I agree that would be really fun for the kids though! Or just get a few and leave them by the check in area and the bar and see what happens, I wouldn't do it for every table.

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  • ShanynL
    VIP September 2017
    ShanynL ·
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    It sounds like a great idea, but I don't know if they will get used as much as they should. People have their phones, and if you have a photobooth, I don't think it's worth it.

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  • Kathleen Smith
    May 2020
    Kathleen Smith ·
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    Total waste of money. Those cameras were made for perfect lighting conditions. A wedding reception never ever ever has perfect lighting conditions.

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  • Stephanie
    Devoted June 2017
    Stephanie ·
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    Have people use their phones and add them to Instagram with your hashtag!

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  • Kellie
    Devoted September 2019
    Kellie ·
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    My mom did this for me when I had a sweet 16. ALL of the pictures were terrible. Then again we were kids so....

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