Post # 1
We really want our wedding reception to be fun for our guests, especially since it’s a smaller wedding of about 75 guests. Of course we are planning great food, open bar, and music all evening long, but I’m trying to think of some small details to keep guests on their toes and having fun all night.
Originally we wanted to rent a photobooth but it no longer fits in our budget. But I’m thinking about purchasing a bunch of those disposable polaroid cameras, placing one on each table with a small sign to encourage guests to take candid pics of themselves and eachother, and attach them to their page in the guest book. It would be so fun to look through a bunch of polaroids later and would provide a way funner guest book…has anyone tried this? Any other ideas to spice the reception up?
Post # 3
We are doing a polaroid guestbook with real polaroid cameras (my mom has one and is borrowing the other from work) and put the pics in a scrapbook with metallic pens do they can write a message next to their picture. I think it will work out great!
Post # 4
We are doing something similar to a Poloroid Guest Book–a digital picture guest book. I elected my sister (aspiring amature photographer) to get pictures of all of our guests. Then we bought a photo printer to hook the camera up to for her to print off all of the photos and put them into the book. The guest book is really cool because it is set up for 4×6 pictures–they just slip in. We are going to have a sign instructing the guests to find the page with their picture. I am also considering including a little note letting the guests know that if they would like a copy of their picture to ask my sister to print them off one. We are either going to do that or include a copy of the picture with the thank you notes!
Post # 6
Polaroids as most people think of them [classic 600 film] are in the process of being discontinued, which in turn makes the film VERY expensive.
I’ve been weighing the costs as well as the pros&cons of polaroids at our wedding and if I were to go buy a 1980-1997 polaroid camera that takes 600[size] film it would cost me anywhere from 100-$300 dollars just for the camera; as for the film I think the best prices right now are 21$ for 10 slides of film [thats 10 pictures] or 25$ for 10.
You could look into digital software that edits you pictures to LOOK like polaroids in post processing, but I am not sure how many programs there are like that out there and what the costs/difficulties would be.
I’ve also looked into ‘new’ polaroids like the Fuji 7s, you can buy a camera & 100 pictures for about 150$ on ebay. Downside? the film is NOT the same size as traditional polaroids, they are more like business card size.
Something to consider.
Post # 7
Adesso Albums do one that hold Fuji instant films for the FujiFilm Instax 200 (or polaroids).
We are toying with getting one of these kits for our wedding guest book. It is one of our few splurges for the reception.
Either that or doing it a cheaper way as you can pick up cheap polaroid cameras at the op shop (second hand shops for charities like Salvation Army etc) for a few dollars each. My FH has already picked up a few for us as he loves shopping op shops. You can get film in bulk on Amazon, it isn’t super cheap but if you save money on the camera it doesn’t seem so bad.
We were thinkingto also just use a plain scrapbooking album with blank pages, maybe decorate them with some stamps if we have time before the big day. You can stick the photos in with scrapbooking double sided tabs which would give you more flexibility about where to stick the pictures too.
If you wanted a camera at each table the second hand cameras would be the cheaper way to go.
I only have 4 more weeks to get this sorted so I suppose we’ll have to make our decision soon too.