8 Polaroid Wedding Ideas to Capture

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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left: source photographed by sarah gawler | right: source

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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left: source | right: source

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!


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December 3, 2011 10:23 am

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December 1, 2011 8:32 am

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

October 12, 2011 11:05 pm

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


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