Easy to use, with a totally unique aesthetic, Polaroid pictures are perfect for weddings. You can enjoy the pictures instantly, share them among guests during the event and, of course, for years afterwards you’ll be able to open up a photo album, look back and enjoy the memories, framed in that iconic white border that everybody knows.
How can I use a Polaroid camera at a wedding?
There's a ton of ways to incorporate Polaroid photos at your wedding. Here are some of our favorites:
- Create a Polaroid guestbook
- Set up your own Polaroid photo booth
- Send out instant photos as wedding invitations
- Send out your Polaroid photos as thank you cards after the wedding
- Use a Polaroid photo as a place marker that guests can take away after the event
- Use two Polaroid photos of the couple as a cake topper
And of course, you can always hand the camera off to one of your most trusted allies, or simply just drop it on a table and let the guests do their thing.
So, how many film packs should you buy for your wedding?
Each of our instant film packs contains 8 photos (read: why only 8?). On our online shop we offer tiered pricing on film packs so you save when you buy 3 packs or more.
Remember that orders can take a few days to arrive, so we recommend placing your order at least 2 weeks before the wedding if possible. We also recommend unboxing the camera and taking some test shots beforehand, just to make sure everything is working as it should. New Cameras are typically 40% charged when they arrive to you, so charging it up before your big day is a good idea.
Our event cameras are easy to use and produce consistently good results with minimal skill, so handing the camera to a friend or leaving it on a table and letting the guests do their thing are both good ideas. Remember, however, that Polaroid cameras and film need a lot of light, so unless your wedding is outdoor in direct sunlight, we recommend shooting with flash.
First time using Polaroid film? Need some photo tips?
Check out our tips for shooting Polaroid film
Learn how best to store your film (before the event)