WEDDING DAY WEEKLY
(Formerly "The Wedding Queen")
A resource blog helping brides plan memorable wedding days.
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Saturday, January 30, 2010
Smile, You're on Wedding Candid Camera
Candid photos at weddings are among the most treasured and there's a variety of ways to get a good variety of them. If you want to use disposable cameras with a flash on your reception hall tables there's almost always a guest who will do the honors. To avoid duplicates of the same photo you could leave a list of the ten most wanted photos for the guests to take and let the hunt for the perfect candid photo begin! You can ask for shots of the table guests all toasting you and the groom, photos of kissing guests, the older generation glowing in love, funny poses or youngest guests on the dance floor. If you don't want to clutter the table with disposables, set up a docking station so guests can upload their digital photos from their cameras while they're at the reception. This is easy and fast for everyone! If you don't want to go through the setup of a docking station try leaving envelopes of CDs in a mailer preaddressed to you with a note asking your guests to "When you download your pics, please burn us a copy and drop this in the mailbox.' Finally there's the new craze of having a photo booth at your reception. Remember the days when you went to the beach and all clambered into a booth together mugging faces? Well the booths are back and all the rage at wedding receptions. The packages often include a scrapbook of copies of the photos, a TV that shows the pictures as people take them, and choices of either black and white or color photos for the guests to keep. Some photo booth companies will barter for their services, it never hurts to ask! You might get a nice extra for your reception by providing a service for the owner. Now there's no excuse not to have some great candid shots to remember your wedding day.