Post # 1
-First of all, I have never even been to a wedding that had one, I have just heard that people love them
-His best friends got married a year ago and had one, (I didn’t know them then, so I wasn’t even there,) but she talks about it occasionally in front of us, and they will both be in our wedding party.
-FI says he doesn’t want one because she had it, and will think we are copying her or something! (She is the kind of person who…it’s hard to explain…she *can* be slightly obnoxious sometimes…)
-But *my* best friend has been to several weddings and says they are so much fun!
What should I do? Are photobooths so fun that I should try and get FI to let us have one? Or should I give in and not really care? I’ve never even been to a wedding with one! How could I be copying off our friends?
What if I tell him that I’m going to mention at least a couple times in front of his friend, how MY best friend said how much she likes them, so that his friend knows we’re not doing it cuz her?
Post # 3
I think that’s silly- you can even ask them and be like “hey where’d you rent your photobooth from.” Lots of people do them- its not copying if a lot of people do them.
Post # 4
It’s not like they’re the first people in the world to ever think of having a photobooth for their wedding!
Sigh. I’ve already pointed this out to FI, and he’s still like… “eh…”
I think I need to find something else that HE wants and I don’t, then we’ll be able to exchange things we don’t want. 🙂
Post # 5
So many people have them so it isn’t copying his friend. They are so much fun and make for great photos that a photographer just can’t replicate.
Post # 6
He needs to understand how popular this is. Add a poll to the question asking who has had or who is having them and then show it to him. He will see how popular it really is 🙂
Post # 7
@mwitter80:oooh, good idea! (hm, I can’t seem to add a poll to an already existing post. perhaps I will make a new post or look for one. someone must have already asked this question!)
Post # 8
@red_rose: make a new post. you don’t want anything that’s too old. it won’t show a good depiction since this just recently became popular
Post # 9
I kinda do understand your FI, but only a tiny bit. if his friend is the 1st to do it in your circle then thats why your FI is worried that they may think you guys are copying them. But at the end of the day, who cares. photobooths are all over the internet so I dont think it matters.
Post # 10
We didn’t tell anyone we were planning to have a photobooth and it was just a fun surprise for all our guests. What about just not talking about it and having it there for the guests to enjoy?
Personally, I don’t think it’s worth the effort if you can’t get FI on board. I personally think his reasoning is silly, but I’m sure he doesn’t feel that way! 🙂
Post # 11
Do something that they didn’t do. Have funny props or a unique backdrop.
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Post # 13
That is silly. theyre major popular these days and every city has a few rental companies that do professional services. Every city! This was not her idea! I’ve been to a couple weddings that had them and were totally fun! Not a must have but still awesome!
Post # 14
Maybe he didn’t like the photobooth your friends had? After all, if he really enjoyed it, he probably would want to copy it. Maybe you can figure out what he didn’t like about it and find a type of photo booth that is better. There are different set ups and backdrops which can make a difference.
Post # 15
My FI said it was silly and for kids and who would want to use it? He also said that there would be a line to it and no one would be on the dance floor. It was too expensive and it was this that and the other. He managed to blame WB too in his rants. I went behind him and got it because I KNOW him. Well, when we went to the mall, we got into a photobooth for the first time and he had so much fun. Oh well….BTW, I hope my lady shows up. I keep having nightmares she doesn’t come and my FI ends up laughing at me. Have you read Mrs. Cupcake’s recaps? She got me into Photobooths! And we are keeping ours a surprise for the guests. No one else knows.
Post # 16
You could make the photobooth your own by having handmade props or a cool background. I think that would be a good solution….you wouldn’t be copying their wedding…you’d be inspired by it.