Post # 1
So, we’re getting married next May and love the idea of photobooths. I’ve been to lots of weddings now where we had a ball goofing up in the booth taking photos (haven’t we all?). My question is – do you think this is starting to get played out?
What’s another good alternative to a photobooth? This is one of the biggest challenges for me. We’re getting married in a museum with an atrium layout, that also has a wrap-around terrace (where people can hang out / do something else other than be on the dance floor), but we also feel the space is a bit…cavernous? So we’d like to include some other fun activity for our guests, but we’re a bit on the fence about the photobooth.
Anyone have experience with other ideas? Something creative and fun? I’m looking for a good option for our guests if they aren’t up for dancing, something they can do between transitions, etc.
Post # 3
I’ve seen them quite a bit on wedding blogs, but I’ve never been to a single wedding that’s had a photo booth (and I’m sad, because they’re awesome). If you love it, go for it!
Post # 4
We just got married in March and had one. None of our guests even knew it was a popular thing to do and no one that I know of had been to a wedding with one before. They may be old news in the wedding world, but unless you’re immersed in it, chances are you may not have heard of it.
Post # 5
no way! they may seem that way on the blogs but i have never actually been to a wedding that had one except my own and it was a huge hit with guests!
Post # 5
I hope not because I totally want one!!!
Post # 6
We’re getting married in June and we’re having one. I do see them mentioned a lot on the blogs, but I’ve only ever been to one wedding that’s had one.
Post # 7
We are having one for our May wedding and I can’t wait. Like the PP I have only been to one wedding where there was a photobooth and it was a big hit.
It is popular for a reason.
Post # 8
I had a “fauxtobooth” – the kind where there was a camera on a tripod with a remote, and props. (they’re usually cheaper than an actual booth and you get to keep all the digital photos.)
one couple who attended my wedding went to another wedding the next weekend that had the same exact kind of fauxtobooth with the same kinds of props (fake moustaches and glasses). but they still posted photos from both weddings and looked like they were having fun.
here are my conclusions:
1. sure, they are no longer unique
2. who cares? people still have fun
3. if you want to be different, try hard to be creative with the props
4. you might have some guests who will never get to use a photobooth at a wedding ever again. so it’s unique to them!
5. you and your guests will end up with some photos that you absolutely love.
I loved my fauxtobooth! some of the results are my all time favorite wedding photos. one of them has been my facebook profile picture for months! it might even be one of the photos that gets framed.
Post # 9
Thanks for your input! the last 3 weddings I’ve been to all had photobooths, not to mention at the weddings of so many other friends and acquaintances that recently got married (see the photos on my FB feed all the time!). Still seems like a fun thing to have though!
Post # 10
I think Photobooths are a great idea for really large weddings because it gives all of those guests something to do, and keeps the reception flowing. However, for smaller affairs, I feel that the photobooth actually takes away from the Bride & Groom because people spend so much time trying to get funny pictures of themselves.
Post # 11
I think they’re still limited to a relatively small number of weddings and I don’t think they’re played out.
At least I hope they’re not, as then our TARDIS photobooth would be a lot of work for nothing!
Post # 12
@SpecialSundae: tardis? that is awesome. I assume you have many long scarves for props!
Post # 13
@janie-janie: Absolutely! And a fez and a sonic screwdriver and possible a stick of celery. I’m a total Whovian and he indulges me.
Post # 14
I don’t think so. Like PPs have mentioned, unless you are knee deep in planning yourself, you probably have not seen one, or even knew that is was an option for weddings 🙂
I think this goes for a lot of wedding “trends.”
Post # 15
I say yes! And.. dare I say tacky if not done well?