Thought about doing this for a guest book, but the film is too expensive. Would need to buy extra for those who may take a 2nd or 3rd pic. It just didn't seem cost effective. Though it's a very cute idea.
I attended a wedding with one and it was so much fun! The bride and groom had set up a table with lots of extra film and a set up so that guests could display the pictures. There were also props and a backdrop for the guests to take pictures against. FH & I are planning to do the same for our wedding instead of hiring an expensive photobooth setup.
Depending on how many guests and how many are kids (as they can get snap happy) it can get pretty pricey due to the cost of film. Also, I dont think they are compatible with remote clickers. So it would be more of a "selfie station."
We were considering doing something like this but once we started to factor in the film and such we decided to just go for the photo booth. Thankfully our dj had a wedding bundle where I can add it for 400. At my sisters wedding recently the kiddos spent hours in there! So I know if I buy film it will be very costly.
@Leah, you can find one of these cameras for $50 on amazon... even cheaper if it is an older version.
We are planning to do this! Just a tip for others who are, every time I get a 50% coupon for Michaels, I go buy a pack of film. It's $13 at half off, still expensive, but we are doubling it as favors too so it's ok!
Eleanor Campbell ·
I set up a lot of these for couples as their day of coordinator. Yes, the film is expensive, but compared to the cost of a full photo booth rental, it's not as much. Buy a cheap backdrop and props at orientaltrading.com and you're in business. The polaroid seems to work much better than a stationary camera on a tripod, because people can take it around and snap photos, too. No need to buy a fancy photo album either. A plain scrapbook, a glue stick, and some colorful pens allow people more freedom and space to write notes and draw pictures. Yes, look for sales and coupons, and you might even pick up some leftovers from a bride who over-bought. Keep checking these boards!
There is actually a business in Seattle that does photo booth Polaroids! They don't even use the instax cameras!!! The photos are printed onto the film and then you also get a digital album for all the photos! Check out Hidden Picture Polaroids in Seattle I hired them for my daughter's sweet 16 a couple years ago and they did great job!!!!!