This is how you know you have cyber bridesmaids: when you become part of a chain of generosity that takes a lot of the money and the effort out of having a wacky photobooth at your wedding. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Instax Camera began with Maggie sending it to Becca. Becca ran a giveaway on her blog which Jo won, and Jo, being a Wedding Hero, had it sent to me before my wedding even though that was only six days after her own.
Let me tell you: people love instant cameras. The sound the camera makes when it feeds the film through, the shaking of the picture to help it develop faster (I don’t even know if that works!), the white frame to write goofy captions on, these things just make people happy. And need I remind you of the magical memory tour that is looking at film photographs?
Now (that I have finally retrieved it from my venue), I pass it along to the next bride. The winner will get the camera and three boxes of film. The only catch is you have to keep the Sisterhood alive by sending the camera to another wedding (if you don’t have a blog to run a giveaway through, I can coordinate another one through here. We’ll work it out.)
Here’s how to enter: 1) Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite goofy photo prop (mine from our wedding was definitely the “This is awesome” speech bubble. 2) Be sure to leave your email address 3) Promise to send the camera to another wedding after you are done with it.
I’ll be accepting entries through 11:59PM EDT on Monday, August 29, 2011. I’ll announce the randomly-selected winner here the next day!