(Closed) For Married Bees Who Had Photo Booths

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 5
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a photobooth for my daytime wedding and it was so much fun!  I also used the pictures for a guest book.  I had guests sign a page, and then adhered the photostrips when my photographer sent them after the wedding.  We did not have a dance floor, so I can’t say there was any competition there.  It was available the whole time during the cocktail hour and reception, and it was absolutely worth the expense.  

Post # 8
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12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a photobooth at my June 4th wedding and I must say, it was a HIT! Our guests are still complimenting us on the idea, and we really enjoyed going through the scrapbook our guests made for us after wedding. Our photobooth was available for the entire wedding, (6pm-1am) but there were times when I walked outside (our bar and photobooth were located outside of the ballroom in an adjacent courtyard area to save space) and saw that the line was realllly long, it was during these times that the dancefloor was a little bleak. I would also like to forwarn you if youre having a good amount of chidren at your wedding that they took up most of the pictures as opposed to the adults esp if you have props! Otherwise I would totally go for it again if I had the chance, worth every penny!!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a photobooth at my June 4th wedding and I must say, it was a HIT! Our guests are still complimenting us on the idea, and we really enjoyed going through the scrapbook our guests made for us after wedding. Our photobooth was available for the entire wedding, (6pm-1am) but there were times when I walked outside (our bar and photobooth were located outside of the ballroom in an adjacent courtyard area to save space) and saw that the line was realllly long, it was during these times that the dancefloor was a little bleak. I would also like to forwarn you if youre having a good amount of chidren at your wedding that they took up most of the pictures as opposed to the adults esp if you have props! Otherwise I would totally go for it again if I had the chance, worth every penny!!

Post # 8
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12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a photobooth at my June 4th wedding and I must say, it was a HIT! Our guests are still complimenting us on the idea, and we really enjoyed going through the scrapbook our guests made for us after wedding. Our photobooth was available for the entire wedding, (6pm-1am) but there were times when I walked outside (our bar and photobooth were located outside of the ballroom in an adjacent courtyard area to save space) and saw that the line was realllly long, it was during these times that the dancefloor was a little bleak. I would also like to forwarn you if youre having a good amount of chidren at your wedding that they took up most of the pictures as opposed to the adults esp if you have props! Otherwise I would totally go for it again if I had the chance, worth every penny!!

Post # 8
Member
12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a photobooth at my June 4th wedding and I must say, it was a HIT! Our guests are still complimenting us on the idea, and we really enjoyed going through the scrapbook our guests made for us after wedding. Our photobooth was available for the entire wedding, (6pm-1am) but there were times when I walked outside (our bar and photobooth were located outside of the ballroom in an adjacent courtyard area to save space) and saw that the line was realllly long, it was during these times that the dancefloor was a little bleak. I would also like to forwarn you if youre having a good amount of chidren at your wedding that they took up most of the pictures as opposed to the adults esp if you have props! Otherwise I would totally go for it again if I had the chance, worth every penny!!

Post # 9
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1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had a DIY photobooth, and I was pleased with it.  However, the cocktail hour was in a different location, so it was only available during the main reception, which I think was unfortunate, as not everyone participated.  We actually had the opposite problem of what you thought – our dance floor was packed all night, and the DOC actually had to ask the DJ to make an announcement reminding people about the photobooth, because they forgot!  Overall I was glad I had it, but I was also glad I didn’t spend too much money on it, since not everyone used it.  Those that did loved it, and I have some amazing shots, but it wasn’t as popular as I’d hoped.  Of course, that may be because it was off to the side, unavailable during cocktail hour, and DIY, but take it for what it’s worth.

Post # 11
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7 posts
Newbee

@JuneBride2012:We had a photo booth at my daughter’s wedding last weekend.  It was really a hit.  I don’t think it kept people off the dance floor.  It seemed that most people went there during a brief break from dancing.  It was well worth the money.  We had open from the beginning of the reception until the end.

Post # 12
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7 posts
Newbee

@JuneBride2012:We had a photo booth at my daughter’s wedding last weekend.  It was really a hit.  I don’t think it kept people off the dance floor.  It seemed that most people went there during a brief break from dancing.  It was well worth the money.  We had open from the beginning of the reception until the end.

Post # 13
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877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Did the photo booth compete with the dance floor (i.e., was the dance floor empty because people were more interested in the photo booth)?

Yes it did! Our DJ was concerned and asked my husband if should be playing different music. He told him that what he was playing was awesome, but apologized because many of our guests were at the photo booth rather than the dance floor. 

 

Was the photo booth available during the entire cocktail hour and reception?

 

No, it wasn’t set up until after the dinner and speeches

Overall, did you feel it was worth the expense?

Yes, it was a big hit! We also had 4×6 prints of the pictures made on the spot. Guests took the photos home in a photo folder frame with our monogram on it. This was their favor.

Do you have any general words of wisdom?

Looking back, we would have set up the photobooth closer to the dance floor. The entire setup of the venue was an L shape, and the dance floor was on one corner of the L, while the photobooth was on another corner. However, we initially chose to put the photobooth in the opposite corner to prevent people (potentially outsiders who were also at the venue) from stealing the $6000+ worth of equipment we had set up. In the end, we had someone manning the photobooth the entire time, so we didn’t really need to hide anything.  It also would have been nice if we could have had it set up sooner for the cocktail hour as well, since we had tons of photo paper left over!

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