I've been running The Budget Savvy Bride for over 8 YEARS now (crazy) and I love sharing new and unique ideas for weddings that are fab and frugal! Even after so many years in the industry, there are a few questions that I seem to get over and over and over from brides so I'm always striving to find fresh and fun ideas to share with y'all.
Some questions I seem to get repeatedly each year are:
What are some unique and personal gift ideas for bridesmaids?
What fun but G-rated activities would you suggest for a bachelorette party?
What's the best way to collect, preserve and share my wedding memories?
About the store
To my surprise, I was able to find new and exciting solutions to all three of these questions in a recent visit to the brand new Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop in New York City! It just opened on July 22nd in the Flatiron district of NYC and I was so thrilled to attend the grand opening events and check out some of the cool stuff they offer their guests!
First of all, I have to say that the Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop is seriously a cool place to visit. The decor is super rustic / industrial, with lots of wood textures, tons of beautiful photo products (obviously) and the coolest chalkboard details all throughout the store. It feels like part cool coffee shop, part art gallery, and part craft and gift heaven!
(Did I mention they have free coffee?!) Nespresso– so fab!
When can I move in?
What you can do there
The Wonder Photo Shop is a retail store, print center, and interactive workshop space unlike any other in the city! Not only can you check out the latest Fujifilm cameras and accessories (like the adorable Instax line), but you can also create photo prints and products instantly from your Smartphone via one of their many kiosks around the shop.
They are able to print a variety of standard sizes instantly at some kiosks, and for larger jobs you can place an order to pickup from their photolab later. They also offer oversized prints and posters that you can order in-store. What a great way to preserve those wedding memories than with a large print from your wedding to hang in your home?
They even have adorable and affordable custom gifts — like these custom collage shadow box prints for only $8!!! Talk about a steal, and so sweet for a bridesmaids gift!
Oh, and PS… the Wonder Photo Shop also offers DIY classes and workshops that you can attend if you're feeling extra crafty.
A fun activity for groups
One of the most noteworthy features of the store is their craft area, which features a huge table where you can gather with your besties and scrapbook to your heart's content! Wouldn't this be a fun activity to partake in with your bridesmaids? Do some scrapbooking with your favorite selfies you've taken together on your smartphones which you can print out right in store… so fun, right?
Best of all, they even have their own NYC themed photobooth with props and printed photostrips so you can get to crafting right away. So fun, right? How amazing is this Chalk Marker drawing of NYC? I'm obsessed and I want one in my apartment now.
This is the first FujiFilm store of its kind in the US, but is definitely worth a stop in if you're ever in the Big Apple! Heck, if you are, let me know and I'd be happy to come down and meet you for an afternoon of crafting!! #totallyserious
In the meantime, be sure to connect with the FujiFilm Wonder Photo Shop on social media to keep up with their upcoming classes, contests, and other cool offerings!
Bachelorette Party Finds
Visit the Wonder Photo Shop next time you're in NYC!
176 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.