I was going through my friend’s Facebook photo album of cool things and came across, well, a cool thing! It seems as if Polaroid has came back with vintage awesomeness with their Instant Cameras. The Polaroid PIC-300 (affiliate link) works just like the old school model. Snap a shot, develops before your eyes.
What I also found was some cool ideas for using this camera. One of the things I originally wanted to do was to have a photo booth at the wedding, but I knew it’d be expensive. I saw other people using Polaroid cameras for their guest books! Snap some photos, put it in your book, and write a personal message. How awesome is that?
I thought that was a cool idea. What I may do is have someone man the “guest book table” to take pictures of our guests and have them put their personal messages in the book. It’d be a great keepsake. I’d love to send them copies of the picture also.
Sounds cool, doesn’t it?
- Lovely Tonight: The Photo Booth (weddingbee.com)
- Save Money by Having a School and Chalkboard-Themed Wedding (wedding-planning.suite101.com)
- Build a DIY Photo Booth that Fits in a Duffel Bag [DIY] (lifehacker.com)
I wanted to do the Polaroid guest book but dropped the ball in ordering the camera and ran out of money. I ended up buying a scrapbook with extra pages, stickers and markers and let people get creative. I bought stickers that had letters and words, and a lot of what people left were almost like Mad Libs with sticker words in between what they’d written. We got a beautiful story from a 9 year old cousin, great doodles from more artistic friends, and in between the pages we’ll fit photos from the wedding to make it a complete album. Not at all what I’d intended but in the end so much more than I thought it could be.