Post # 1
Would it be ok if we had a photobooth (one that actually prints the pics – and they’ll put on cope of the pic in a book for us) for our guest favours? Or is that frowned upon? If we did do that, how would we let people know that its the favour? I was thinking we could put a little sign on each table saying that it’ll be the favour and what time it’ll be open. Is that tacky or no? If it’s totally tacky, I’ll probably do small boxes of fudge for the favour.
Post # 3
We went to a wedding that gave both photobooth pics and jordan almonds as favors. We took the pictures and completely forgot about the candy! I say they make great favors, go for it.
Post # 4
I went to a wedding were the photobooth picture was the favour. We took about a million pictures and after a few drinks we got the whole family in to take a funny picture. I loved that one picture so much I framed it. The couple that had the photo booth had random dollar store picture frames on tables letting people know that the pictures were the favor and that you can grab a frame as well.
Post # 5
I am doing the same exact thing so I obviously don’t think it’s tacky. I got the idea from my friends wedding. There was never an announcement but everyone understood those were the favors when they were given a copy to keep. I find that most guests arent looking around for the the favors are anyways.
Post # 6
I have been in the wedding party for seven weddings and a guest at countless more, and I can remember the favors from exactly two: amazing cupcakes in to go boxes from one (because , amazing) and little.. rolled paper cups with pearls glued to them at another (because no one could figure out what they were; still a mystery). Probably most of the of the other weddings had favors but they are lost to the mists of time. No, I tell a lie: my cousin had votives wrapped with vellum with their names; I recall because it melted in my car and was a nightmare to clean up.
So basically I doubt from my own experience that anyone will be looking around confusedly for the favors if you don’t provide little Jordan almond cups or whatever. They just aren’t a very big deal to guests. But a photo booth with copies for the guests sounds amazing, and would be very memorable and something people would actually like. And if the entire point of a favor is to help people remember the wedding, what could be better than photos?
I would NOT put up a sign sayong “the photo booth *is* the favor” though, that would be tacky. A sign saying “please help us preserve memories of this special day with our friends by stopping by the photo booth, and be sure to pick up a copy of your pics to take home!” would make the set up nice and clear and ensure people received their pics, but i wouldn’t actually say anything explicit about favors.
Post # 7
I think older guest might find it tacky. I’m having a photobooth at my wedding (went to a wedding show with my mom and she LOST HER MIND at a photobooth stand. She put down a deposit on the spot) annnyway I said that the picture could be the favor and she lost her mind again. She thinks the photobooth is a fun activity, but not a favor. We’re doing a candy bar as our favor.
Post # 8
Yes it can be the favour and I don’t think you need to announce it. Most photo booths give you a copy of the photo and the guest gets to take thier copy home
Post # 9
@CanadianBride456: They would make a fine favor if you order some plastic frame magnets for them. My work has an annual holiday party w/ a photo booth, and each employee gets to put their pic in a clear plastic frame that serves as a magnet. It’s pretty neat, and I can see it being a wedding hit.
Post # 10
we did photobooth pics for our favors. i put a sign on our prop/scrapbook table that said, “grab a prop and friend and let the begin! put one photo in our scrapbook and keep the other as our gift to you. thanks for joining us on our special day and giving us memories to last a lifetime! love, bride and groom”
every time i go to someone’s house i see their photobooth pics on their fridge or bulletin board or something 🙂
Post # 11
@CanadianBride456: we’re planning on having our photobooth as the favor!
Post # 12
I suggested it in another thread so I’m clearly all for it. We are DIYing our booth and the pictures will be sent to the person’s email to save on paper costs.
Post # 13
@CanadianBride456: it’s a great idea!! We’re doing that, and so we splurged on a really nice big photo booth that’s manned and we got these clear vinyl sleeves the strips fit into with a ribbon attached- it’s a way to make it feel more favor like 🙂
Post # 14
Thanks all for the lovely tips! I think we’ve made up our minds….photobooth favour it is!
@lilchicana: And I love that wording, I think I’ll have to use it! Thanks!
Post # 15
To be honest, I’ve been to weddings with a photo booth and never considered the photo to be a favor. They’re nice but, I guess it just never crossed my mind that those were intended as favors.
Post # 16
Yes! It’s the only non-edible favor I like 🙂