We absolutely adore polaroid or photobooth style guestbooks, it is a great way to encourage your guests to leave a personal message to you and leave you a memory to look back to! Plus, guests just love taking their polaroid photo! In our years of styling guestbook tables there are a few tips and tricks to keeping the polaroid guest book organized and easy for your guests to use.
Invest in a guestbook designed for Instax polaroids. There are some gorgeous customizable options on Etsy with pockets built into each page that fit the mini polaroid film perfectly or glue dots ready to use, along with spots for your guest’s note. This helps to avoid the clutter of having a glue dot dispenser on the table and encourages consistency between the pages of the book! Use corner stickers to create your own pockets for the film in a guestbook of your choice as an alternative.
Purchase high quality pens! If you have selected a book with black pages, make sure you have metallic pens available (the finer the tip, the better!). If you have white pages, we recommend the Sharpie pens or Micron pens! They dry quickly and don’t bleed through to the other side.
Have a basket to keep the film in ready to replace and ensure you have a small waste basket nearby for empty film cartridges and other little bits that can clutter the table!
Purchase extra film! Guests often take two photos leaving one in the guestbook and keeping one to take home. Have your planner or coordinator open film boxes as needed, you can always return any unopened film!
Signage! We always recommend having a small sign to guide your guests in the best way to sign your guest book. Ask your stationer to add it to your order, or find a printable template off Etsy to place in a frame or a cute acrylic sign like the one below!
Fujifilm Instax Mini // Fujifilm Mini Film Pack // Glue Dot Dispenser // Metallic Marker Pens // Customizable Velvet Guest Book // Sharpie Pens // Instax Pocket Guest Book // Gold Foil Corner Stickers // Acrylic Polaroid Guest Book Sign