Wedding Idea: Chalkboard Messages in Polaroid Pictures

Instead of using a traditional guestbook at their wedding, Jess and Sloane asked wedding guests to pose for Polaroid pictures while holding messages written on a small chalkboard. Awesome idea.

Image credits: Photograph by Souder Photography and used with permission

  • Benjamim Daniel

    I’ve made that last month, on a wedding, asking the guests to hold a dry wipe board with their messages. But was taken with a DSLR, not a polaroid.

  • lloyd -

    Please save up some news from the week so Sunday doesn’t become to slow and annoying.
    i’m sick of seeing the same post on here for a day straight.

    why does the world stop on a sunday?
    The internet slows down. the shops shut.

    so where does that leave all of us? at home refreshing this page!

  • Michael Zhang

    Thanks for the suggestion lloyd :) will definitely consider

  • Derrve

    I’ve just done something similar. At a wedding we got all the guest to do the same with a chalkboard then made a chalkboard book out of it and sent it to the married couple afterwards. They loved it, and also claimed they wished their real wedding pics had been like that. A compliment and a hlaf if you ask me.

  • Christian Rudman

    Zhang is a busy guy on Sundays, give him a break. (Just look at his photoblog and you’ll understand why) Use the internets “google” yourself on Sundays with all that free “refresh” time you have and quit relying on other people to farm info for you ninny.
    Sure, we’d all love for this guy to be able to devote his every minute to it, but he’s busy like the rest of us. Even more so keeping skags like us up to date on everything photography. Enjoy what he’s given you Monday-Saturday and go read PDN or some forums for your Sunday news.

  • Michael Zhang

    Yessir — a lot of my time on weekends is spent serving at my church. It’s a good suggestion though. May soon publish 7 days a week by storing up some content leading up to the weekend. :)

  • lloyd -

    Hey Christian, to publish on a Sunday doesn’t mean he needs to even touch a computer on a Sunday, just put a few posts into a timer which would post on Sundays. 2 or 3. just so we don’t get loads through the week and then a sudden stop

    like I said above, why does the internet stop on a Sunday?

  • lloyd -

    :) i hope it didn’t come across as me being negative. you do a good job through the week!

  • Christian Rudman

    I understand, it’s entirely feasible for him to do that. Just was saying that he’s already a busy guy with a very popular blog. Not much time left in his schedule for that extra bit, but it looks like he does like your idea and may take you up on it. Can’t say I’d be upset to have new stuff to read on Sundays myself.

    Zhang is just too nice to point out that his time is short and it may be a minute before he can get around to that. Here’s to hoping he finds that time though!

  • Cj

    I do custom chalkboards for weddings and other events: