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Polaroid Photo Booth

Leah, on September 12, 2016 at 6:34 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 18
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Has anyone tried fujifilm instax mini Polaroid camera for their photo booth? What are your views on it and is it worth buying?? I'm thinking about doing a photo booth corner.


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Latest activity by Emily, on July 17, 2018 at 11:40 PM
  • Bee
    Master April 2017
    Bee ·
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    Following.

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  • FMP
    VIP October 2017
    FMP ·
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    Following. I just bought the camera on Amazon... Piggybacking off of this thread, if you did this idea,where did you buy the album/guestbook?


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  • 5starFM
    VIP January 2017
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    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.

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  • Krystal
    VIP May 2017
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    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.

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  • Krystal
    VIP May 2017
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    @FutureMrsPereda there are really nice guestbooks for polaroids on Etsy

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  • Jessica
    VIP August 2016
    Jessica ·
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    I didn't use it for a photo booth but I did take photos will one about 5 years ago. I came across the photos again last week and they still look great no fading or anything!

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  • DT
    Super December 2016
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    I have this exact camera and I LOVE taking pictures with it. Some things to consider:

    1.) Each pack of film is only 10 shots, technically 9 because the first picture is on a test sheet

    2.) Between changing films and people potentially retaking pictures, some people might skip doing the guest list all together.

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  • BeachDreams
    Master May 2017
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    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."

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  • Leah
    Super May 2017
    Leah ·
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    They are on sale at Michaels for $59 when they are really $119. I was thinking about getting it and buying film packs every pay period so I would have enough.

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  • Dreaming of September
    Super September 2017
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    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.

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  • FMP
    VIP October 2017
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    @Leah, you can find one of these cameras for $50 on amazon... even cheaper if it is an older version.

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  • Leah
    Super May 2017
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    Ok thanks!!!

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  • MizzzCara
    Master June 2017
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    I'm not using this camera - I'm getting a photobooth but I'm doing the whole photobooth guestbook thing and I got my book on etsy!

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  • LaKessia
    Super October 2016
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    I was thinking about doing the same thing. I found some good deals on Amazon for film but some of the reviews weren't good on the film.

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  • the Grooms
    Master May 2018
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    Looks like so much fun!

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  • Charity
    Super October 2016
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    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!

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  • Eleanor Campbell
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    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!

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  • E
    Just Said Yes May 2018
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    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!!!!!
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