(Closed) Help! With Travel-themed Photobooth

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I like the chalkboards where people can write their own message.  Not really travel themed, but nice.  You could also make the speech bubbles on sticks with words/phrases to match your theme.

How about a car steering wheel? Or a cut-out of an airplane window from posterboard?

A road atlas, or fold out map would be good too. 

Maybe a backdrop of a passport photo page and a “frame” that they stand behind to make an oversided passport photo (I hope that makes sense!) –so the photo would look like a passport page.

A bright, colorful map would look great. You could even piece together smaller ones. 

Sounds like a lot of fun.  As you work the details, please share.  We will probably DIY our photo booth too.  I have already begun collecting props, so we are committed now.

Post # 6
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1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@carolyn.sp.79:  Ooh, I love Hawaii.  Which island?

I was leaning towards iphone/ipad with two monitors, one in the “booth” and one just outside. The second monitor will continuously display an updated slideshow of all the pics.  No printing on site.

Our venue has a little turret-like room (like a big round closet) just off the dance floor, so I wouldn’t have to build structure.

We have a few old digital cameras though that might work better. Just don’t know at this point.  I really want the booth, but I don’t want any hastles with it during the set up or day of.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@carolyn.sp.79:  If you want your guests to be able to change the backdrop, you could attach those clip on frames to travel posters and attach velcro to the back of the poster frame and to the pipe frame. They can then change out the backdrop.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hello! we are also having a travel-themed wedding and collecting our own props… we will be borrowing some of these ideas!

I’ve only got as far as thinking of pilot and air host/hostess uniforms to use as props, inflatable palm trees and surf boards, and skiing outfits! I’ll check back here for more inspiration!

Post # 9
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This is pretty neat! We are date twins, and are both doing travel themed photobooths. Our entire wedding is travel themed, so I’m on the hunt for props now as well. 

I’m on the hunt for:

– wooden frame and passport style frame (which I will make)

– Various hats from other countries and travel type occupations (sailor, captain, sombrero, beret, cowboy hat, conical asian hat, top hat, Russian Hat, pith hat, bobby helmet)

– Outerwear from other countries (poncho, touque, mitts, scarf, Hawaiian shirt, toga)

– Accessories (beards and moustaches, sunglasses, binoculars, old camera, blow up animal, small suitcase)

– Map and globe

I love the idea of a plane window frame, so I might borrow that.

We cannot adhere anything to the walls, so when we set it up we’ll have to make sure it doesn’t reflect back. I might bring a few lamps to set up to ensure we have enough lighting, as it gets a little dark once the dancing begins.

A friend of ours built the ‘photobooth’ using the PhotoBooth function on his Mac. He had a screen set up with a flash camera on top and built a box with a button to push on a computer circut board.

Good Luck!

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