Post # 1
Didn’t really know where to put this, so I hope “traditions” will suffice.
Anywho, I really want to have a non-traditional guestbook. Personally, other than helping me to remember who all was there on the big day, I don’t really see a point to them. But FI would like to have something to look back on years later.
That being said, I think having guests take polaroid pictures of themselves and writte a little something either on the bottom of the photo, or in a book next to where they paste the picture, would be cute and more fun to look at than just a book of names.
Did any of you do this or plan on doing this? If so, what kind of book did you get/are you going to get to paste the pictures into? Or if you didn’t get a book, how are you going to keep the photos together?
Post # 2
We aren’t doing a polaroid guest book, but we are doing a DIY photo booth.
We are using the fujifilm instax mini 7s, it prints credit card sized photos, and there are even little albums you can purchase on ebay to keep the photos in.
I only tried mine a few times, the photos that came out were just like you’d expect.. polaroid quailty.. looked they like they were straight out of the 70s! I think I had some of the settings wrong though, as I’ve read lots of reviews on it and people claim that the camera takes really good photos.
The camera itself costs around $50-$60 dollars and runs on batteries, the film is just under $14 for a twin pack [20 photos].
Post # 3
We kind of did this I guess, except not with Polaroids. We just had a blank book with black pages by our Photobooth so when the guests got their printout, the guy cut it in half (duplicates) and they taped one side of the strip in our book and could write something. We got some funny pages! I recommend it.
Post # 4
We’re doing this. I bought a kraft paper plain notebook with no lines. I’m planning to write guestbook in some pretty fashion on the front and put a polaroid of us, and then leave the inside blank. I also bought some archival pens and washi tape to secure the polaroids. You could use one of those tape roller things if you don’t want the tape to show.
Mrs. Camel did this so you can look at her post here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2013/04/08/diy-photo-guestbook/#axzz2vlAr1Ls6