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8 Polaroid Wedding Ideas to Capture

Posted October 11, 2011 | 22 Comments

Do you like to shake it like a Polaroid picture? Get ready to shake it right back to the 1970′s as we unveil eight of our favorite polaroid wedding ideas. A few weeks ago, we shared our love for polaroid guest books and we’re back to expand on our love for instant snapshots. Polaroids became wildly popular in the 1970′s when people discovered how amazing it was to snap a photo and see it develop right in front of their eyes. Years later, digital cameras emerged onto the photo field and polaroids faded to black as film was traded up for floppy disks as memory cards (remember that? I kid you not.) Today, we carry cameras in pockets, snap photos to friends miles away in minutes and revel in resolutions that seriously kick 1970′s pixelated you-know-what.

And, yet, while technology has made photo-sharing more efficient, there is still a part of us that shares a common love for the polaroid. Perhaps it reminds us of simpler times. Or, maybe it’s the element of instant gratification: just point, shoot, and see it developed right before your eyes followed immediately of course by shaking it with all you’ve got. (Actually, despite everything-you-thought-you-knew-and-confirmed-by-way-of-Outkast, you’re not supposed to go around shaking ‘em. Apparently, sharking the photos will distort your images. Who knew? I’m just being honest...) With all this talk about polaroids, we thought sharing some polaroid wedding ideas would be a fun way to wake you up on this beautiful Tuesday morning and we think you’re going to love the assortment we have prepared for you. Enjoy!

Polaroid Wedding Ideas – #1: Coaster Favors

Give guests a polaroid gift with ceramic coaster wedding favors!

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Polaroid Wedding Ideas – #2: Place Cards

Create a pretty vignette or place setting by using polaroids as place cards, tent cards, or escort cards.

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Polaroid Wedding Ideas – #3: Polaroid Painting

Turn a couple’s engagement photo into a custom polaroid painting! Makes a great bridal shower or wedding gift.

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Polaroid Wedding Ideas – #4: Magnet Favors

Another fun idea: mini polaroids as magnet favors! Give them as favors or customize as Save the Dates to send in the mail.

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Polaroid Wedding Ideas – #5: Hanging Photo Display

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Polaroid Wedding Ideas – #6: DIY Polaroid Wreath

Create a polaroid wreath by snapping vintage photos of you and your groom through the years – make sure to add a few baby photos, too! Arrange the photos around the wreath base and hang as a display at your ceremony or reception.

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Polaroid Wedding Ideas – #7: Polaroid Save the Date

If you’re incorporating polaroids throughout your wedding, make a great first impression with a polaroid save the date.

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Polaroid Wedding Ideas – #8: Polaroid Photo Booth Frame

Strike a pose with this fun twist on the polaroid: the photo booth frame. Take it with you to add an instant photo booth anywhere!

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left: source via source photographed by brooke kelly photography | right: source

We hope you enjoyed this round-up! More finds coming up in a jif.

Happy Planning Snapping!


-E.

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  • http://www.studiodalabama.com Birmingham Wedding Photographers

    The last one is my favorite without question. Was it photoshop or did they use an actual Polaroid?

  • http://twitter.com/HelloLoverPhoto/status/124319876813832194/ Hello Lover Photo (@HelloLoverPhoto)

    LOVE these ideas @EmmalineBride http://t.co/f9MrvIcC

  • http://twitter.com/EmmalineBride/status/124307060002258944/ Emma | EmmalineBride (@emmalinebride) (@emmalinebride) (@EmmalineBride)

    8 unique twists on the Polaroid for your wedding! http://t.co/P5CGR7FR (p.s. don’t shake ‘em.)

  • http://theblooomingthread.com ryan

    love these so much! especially the coasters!

  • http://twitter.com/InTouchEvents/status/124190124287340545/ Stacey Flynch (@InTouchEvents)

    Cute Polaroid Wedding Ideas @EmmalineBride http://t.co/71gpVp6G

  • http://www.alowcountrywedding.blogspot.com erin – a lowcountry wedding

    adorable. i’m totally stealing the coaster idea. i need them in my house

  • http://twitter.com/APaperProposal/status/123916660716474369/ Sarah Kohler (@APaperProposal)

    Super cute! RT @emmalinebride: Polaroids: 8 Fun Ways to Use ‘Em in Your Wedding Decor http://t.co/rMBB37ES

  • http://twitter.com/EmmalineBride/status/123914876790902785/ Emma | EmmalineBride (@emmalinebride) (@emmalinebride) (@EmmalineBride)

    Polaroids: 8 Fun Ways to Use ‘Em in Your Wedding Decor http://t.co/DYZhP1CM

  • http://twitter.com/MagnetStreetWed/status/123852912366583808/ MagnetStreetWeddings (@MagnetStreetWed)

    8 Polaroid Wedding Ideas to LOVE http://t.co/dXEm47ED on @EmmalineBride

  • http://twitter.com/DexWeddings/status/123821424443011072/ DexKnows Weddings (@DexWeddings)

    Who knew Polaroids were so versatile? RT @wedoverheels @borrowedandbleu Cute! Polaroid Wedding Ideas http://t.co/yJJa2P1I via @EmmalineBride

  • http://barefootcrafts.wordpress.com Heather

    I really want to do a polaroid guest book for my wedding, but I can’t find film anywhere! I have a ton of cameras though. Any tips on where I can buy the film? Please and thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/favorcraver/status/123802526289113088/ Favor Craver (@favorcraver)

    So many cute ideas for adding Polaroid details to weddings on @EmmalineBride today! http://t.co/n9yCB7jD #TWIPS

  • http://www.idodeals.net Dinah, I Do Deals

    The polaroid photo booth frame is ingenious! Think about how much $$ you’d save using that over renting an actual photo booth…

  • http://twitter.com/AnniversaryBox/status/123784704892747776/ The Anniversary Box (@AnniversaryBox)

    Creative use of Polaroid pictures. Love them as a personal #wedding detail. @EmmalineBride http://t.co/hGeghbMu

  • http://wedoverheels.com Bean Benson

    ADORE the idea of mini polaroid magnets as Save the Dates!!! How cute is that?! Great post, thx:)

  • http://twitter.com/WedOverHeels/status/123781920957009920/ WedOverHeels ® (@WedOverHeels)

    LOVE! RT @borrowedandbleu Cute cute cute! #TWIPS Polaroid Wedding Ideas to Capture | Emmaline Bride http://t.co/WZ0ZZ7iD via @EmmalineBride

  • http://www.borrowedandbleu.com Erika {Borrowed&Bleu}

    Those coasters are adorable!

  • http://twitter.com/eyewanderphoto/status/123748313244766208/ Aaron Hogan (@eyewanderphoto)

    Totally fun photo ideas for your wedding! http://t.co/EQjT3Olw

  • http://twitter.com/2now1photo/status/123722609266397184/ 2now1 Photography (@2now1photo)

    Polaroid wedding ideas… http://t.co/FIHEm2cU




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