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One of my FAVORITE trends that so many of my couples are including on their wedding day, is having disposable cameras available for their guests! Y’all know I’m obsessed with wedding day details and documenting things the way they happen, so what better way to do that than to view your wedding day from the POV of your guests! Like most things though that go into a wedding, there is actually an art to including disposable cameras in your wedding day, which is why we are going over my top tips for having disposable cameras at your wedding.
As disposable cameras have become more popular in the world of weddings, places like Amazon and Walmart have begun to offer ten packs of disposable cameras, many with white and black covers to fit with the theme of wedding days. It’s important to note that though they are fun, having disposables at your wedding can turn into a hefty investment. Each ten pack of disposable cameras is upwards of $150 and each camera will cost around $20 or so to develop. So plan ahead! Put these on your registry, or ask for them as a gift at your wedding shower.
When prepping your disposable cameras for your wedding day, it is important to sharpie in bold on the front and the back of the camera that your guests need to turn on the flash every time. After sunset if they do not turn on the flash, you will end up developing a lot of dark images. You can use something like Washi Tape or even just masking tape to mark and sharpie your disposable cameras if you don’t want to write on the camera itself.
In order to get the BEST photos from your day, you’ll want to make sure you put out your disposable cameras just after speeches and just as the dance floor is about to open. Pairing a few of the cameras with an Eye Spy game can be super fun to encourage guests (especially kids) to use them as well. Have the cameras that are for the eye spy game marked slightly differently than the rest of the cameras, and have those remaining ones out in the open for easy access.
Ask your guests to take photos of each other at the table and then use them throughout the night for the rest of the evening! Throughout breaks in your wedding setlist, also make a note for the DJ to remind your guests that the disposable cameras exist and that they should be using them! Also as mentioned above keep them out in the open so that your guests are more likely to see them and pick them up to snap a photo!
If you have quite a few kids at your wedding, consider picking up a cheaper digital camera for them to use. Kids LOVE to use the disposable cameras, but often times don’t use the flash. Getting them a digital camera to use or a disposable one that is specifically theirs makes for such a fun time! Digital cameras also take the thought of turning the flash on out of the equation making them incredibly kid friendly. Here are some of my favorite (and affordable) digital cameras for kids:
Disposable cameras are an AMAZING way to relive your wedding day from the point of view of the people you love the most. Using these tips, you’re bound to get SO many great, fun candid photos from all of your loved ones that you and your partner will be able to look back on for years after your wedding day. For more wedding photography and inspiration, head to my Instagram to see all of my latest wedding tips and tricks. And if you’re loving the blog posts, there are more coming! Check out my blog page to see my latest posts.
November 10, 2022
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