caricatures as a wedding favor? Fun or dumb

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Caricatures stupid of fun??
    Yes so fun, i would love it as a guest : (56 votes)
    54 %
    No, save your money do something diff. (below) : (27 votes)
    26 %
    No, save up for a photobooth : (17 votes)
    16 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Unless you’re having a carnival themed wedding, I’d say no.

    Post # 4
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think it is a good idea.  People like to have something to DO and something to take with them.

    Post # 5
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    1251 posts
    Bumble bee

    I really hate having a caricature done. It’s like okay, what do you feel most insecure about, let’s take it and magnify it by 500x. I have really high cheekbone and I feel like Caricature artists draw me like a squirrel.

    Post # 6
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I think it would be fun!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    A lot of times photographers offer photobooths as an extra, http://www.hanle-productions.com/wordpress/2010/04/22/giddy-booth/, there is an example. That’s my photographer and I love her stuff. 

    But I don’t think that a caricature sounds that awful, I think it’d be kinda cute. But then again, what scissors said makes sense too – what theme is your wedding?

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m a little torn… I think it’s cute and fun in theory, but at the same time idk if it’s such a great idea for a wedding.  Maybe if your wedding is like super fun and somewhat informal?  But I can’t see having a nice 4 course meal and then getting a caracature done.. it just doesn’t really fit.

    Post # 10
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    1932 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    @sugarsweetpink, that’s what I was trying to say too.

    Like my reception, is casual – picnic tables inside, but vintage, just a dessert bar and dance for a couple hours.

    But if you’re doing an evening formal affair with dinner and all that, yeah it wouldn’t fit.

     

    Post # 11
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    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I don’t think the caricatures would really fit with your theme.  But you can make your own photobooth for way cheaper than renting one.  Just set up a corner of the room with nice curtain or piece of fabric and put someone’s digital camera on a tripod (or buy a super cheap one- they make disposable digital cameras now!).  Then all you need are props, and I think if you’re doing a “old hollywood glam” wedding, your props could fit that theme really well.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i’m not a huge fan of it..i think it may be too informal / funny maybe?… i do like the idea of a DIY photobooth though!

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I still don’t really understand what photobooths have to do with weddings but I understand that a lot of people enjoy having them. I would recommend doing a “fauxtobooth” over hiring a caricature artist if what you are trying to acheive is memories of your guests.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

    I think it sounds like a super fun idea. I would be so excited if I encountered this at at a wedding.

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I absolutely love the idea!! I think it’s unique and fun!! Think ~ the people you are inviting are your loved ones and friends ~ there’s a reason they are in your “circle” and most likely MOST of them have similiar tastes as you do ~ so if you like ~ I bet the majority of your guests would like it!

    I say go for it girl!!!! 🙂

    PS ~ We decided against a photobooth and are doing just a low key polaroid book where my guests can take pictures however they want (I will have an assigned photographer or they can do it if they want) and then they get to put their pic in my book that I got on etsy and sign it with well wishes, favorite memories, etc. I know some people aren’t crazy about that idea (my mom included) but that will be
    something that I can use as a coffee table book or whatnot and look back on years from now.

    Here’s where I got my polaroid book – she was really sweet and easy to work with: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHandmadeBoutique

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