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Wedding photography is expensive and most couples plan at least $2,000 of their budget around the hiring of the photographer and the creating of the stills to look at - that's before you even attempt the picture package. Wedding photographers cost money and generally they are worth every penny of the investment. However, you can do more for your wedding photography than just utilizing the wedding photographer you hired.
Since your guests are often comprised of friends and family, they are more inclined towards trying to capture the odd, absurd, adorable and fun moments in the reception. Those moments that you or family may prize that a wedding photographer couldn't begin to guess at. This is the beauty of intimate friends and family capturing memorable moments on film. It also helps that getting disposable camera film developed inexpensively.
Your wedding guests can be amateur wedding photographers, too. Add a disposable indoor or outdoor camera to each place setting of your tables. You can place one for each guest or a couple per table. You can add a note to the cameras asking guests to take their own pictures and to drop them off at a designated place there at the reception.
Disposable cameras are a big waste of money! You are going to end up with 200 out of focus images of all your guests eating and getting drunk! You will more than likely end up with about 10 "alright" images that will cost you about $200 between the cost of the "cheap" cameras and developing. The one thing you have when all is said and done from that special day is your photos. Dont skimp and have Uncle Ed do your pics. Hire a professional photog with a good rep. If anything, have your pals send you digital images which will be better than anything you will get off disposable cameras. Such a BAD idea.