(Closed) DIY Photobooth…who has done one?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I did….well kinda.  I lucked out and asked 1 of our 2 photogrpahers if they would be able to stay at the photobooth to take pics.  Since it was within the contracted time frame they did it free of charge. Maybe that could be an option for you??

IF not….don’t worry.  My photographer used a tripod so I think.. all you would need is a tripod, a decent camera and I suggest someone to take the pics.

I made our backdrop ($60) and hung it to the wall with Command 3M removable hooks.  We then bought misc frames, chalkboards, and retro ski wear for our themed photobooth.  It was pretty inexpensive and well worth it.  The booth photos are my favorites of the night.

Even though they are over done they are still worth it.  People took really nice couple pics as well as the out of control silly ones.  We loved them all!!!  🙂

One tip-make sure to have your DJ or MC make a few announcements about the booth.  Ours was in a room just off of the main reception space and people were slow to start…but then we couldn’t tear them away.  We chose to pay for an extra hour to keep our photographer there as people were still having fun.

Good luck!

Post # 4
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Commenting to see any other responses!

Post # 5
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, I just made props available people used their own cameras. We ha a friend of my sons take some pics too and that’s the only way we got copies. Only a couple people sent me theirs but they loved the props !! If you want guaranteed copies then set up a tripod with your own camera and let people know you will put up an online sharing gallery after. 

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