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#1 MarieSam

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    Posted 17 June 2008 - 06:29 AM

    Ok, so I saw this on the Knot of placing one-time use digital camcorders on each table at the reception ~ much like the disposable camera practice. Each camcorder holds about 20 minutes of footage, and after you've collected them you send them to the manufacturer and they send you an edited DVD. Sounds pretty cool, and surprisingly it's not too expensive $100 for 5 cameras!

    I am definitely getting a videographer to document our day, but I guess this a unique way to capture the guests' point of view and it seems like a great way to document guest reactions and personal well wishes during the reception.

    Have any brides or brides-to-be tried this out? And if so, how was the quality of the video? Do you think it's worth it?

    Here's the link for those who are curious
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    #2 yamille

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      Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:34 AM

      That sounds like a cool idea but I guess my only thought is that I would have to sit through a lot of shaky random video stuff that guests start taping when they are drinking. Especially since it's disposable I wonder about the quality of video and sound. It sounds like a cool thing but I personally would go without if I was having a pro videographer. When we went down for a site visit recently we video taped a lot and I was so nauseous watching it cause even though we have a super top of the line camera I was moving it all over the place. Just something to think about. I think you have a better chance of getting fun guests stuff with disposable cameras.

      #3 Jen_S

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        Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:34 AM

        That is a cool idea, makes me nervous what some of my guests will film though :-)
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        #4 JennyK

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          Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:38 AM

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          That is a cool idea, makes me nervous what some of my guests will film though :-)
          thats what Im thinking.. knowing my groomsmen.. they'll be taking video of their butts or something lol

          #5 MarieSam

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            Posted 17 June 2008 - 03:50 PM

            Quote:
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            thats what Im thinking.. knowing my groomsmen.. they'll be taking video of their butts or something lol
            Hahaha, you ladies are right ~ I guess you kinda take the risk of leaving it in the hands of someone else and their "creative vision" hahaha . Either way, I would definitely still get a professional videographer, I just kinda thought it sounded like a cool idea that would capture another dimension of the wedding

            #6 pryzeless

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              Posted 17 June 2008 - 04:56 PM

              This is a great idea but i would be too worried what i got in the end. I am really worried about the cameras we are giving out and the ability to print those photos!

              #7 Helen_S81

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                Posted 17 June 2008 - 05:23 PM

                This reminds me of something, a friend of mine got married 4 years ago and she put disposable cameras on every table. One of the cameras contained only pictures of women's clevage. It was fun trying to figure out whose were whose :)

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                Posted 17 June 2008 - 05:59 PM

                i think its such a cute idea - but knowing my FI's friends, i'd end up with quasi-porno videos. I would totally do this though for the actual ceremony and ask guests seated in different places to take video. If I only had some extra money now haha

                #9 Hartyt509

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                  Posted 17 June 2008 - 06:01 PM

                  I think its a good idea but for me a def no no - half of my guests are squaddies and i dread to think what they would do with them - I've been at parties where all they have done all night is take pics under girls skirts with their cameras lol you end up pointing them out for them after a while lmao

                  #10 MarieSam

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                    Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:41 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by pryzeless
                    This is a great idea but i would be too worried what i got in the end. I am really worried about the cameras we are giving out and the ability to print those photos!
                    Although I'm having a great photog at my wedding, I know she won't be able to be everywhere at once, so I'm def. gonna do the disposable camera thing too and hope for the best!! Maybe putting table numbers on the cameras will at least let you know who may have took the pics in case you get some "surprise pics". lol

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Helen_S81
                    This reminds me of something, a friend of mine got married 4 years ago and she put disposable cameras on every table. One of the cameras contained only pictures of women's clevage. It was fun trying to figure out whose were whose :)
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                    Originally Posted by Hartyt509
                    I think its a good idea but for me a def no no - half of my guests are squaddies and i dread to think what they would do with them - I've been at parties where all they have done all night is take pics under girls skirts with their cameras lol you end up pointing them out for them after a while lmao
                    i think its such a cute idea - but knowing my FI's friends, i'd end up with quasi-porno videos. I would totally do this though for the actual ceremony and ask guests seated in different places to take video. If I only had some extra money now haha
                    LMAO at the idea of wedding reception soft porn. That's a nice twist to the average wedding day video coverage. lol. =) But you're right, having them at the ceremony sounds like a great idea, that def. might be an option if I decide to try this out. =) And Maura, I totally feel you on the extra money issue. FI is constantly questioning the growing costs for all my DIY projects and inspiratins - the need to make OOT bags, ceremony program fans, etc., and when I brought up hanging name cards on starfish he looked at me like I was freaking nuts! <sigh>




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