- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
After we got engaged I got so excited about the possibility of having a photo booth at our wedding. Then I found out how much they were. We definitely couldnt afford the hefty $1000 rental fee so I decided to add this to my long list of DIY’s.
FI is, in my opinion, the king of all things tech so I thought that he would be really into making the photobooth. This is what we decided to do:
Construct a cabinet (on wheels) big enough to hold a 37″ flat screen tv (this has been sitting in our bedroom for 2.5 years unplugged!) with a shelf that will hold a mac mini. We will set up an iSight camera and run the mac app “photobooth”. For those of you who arent familiar with it, check it out here http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/photo-booth.html
We will have it controlled by remote so that the guests can control when their pics are taken. The TV will be used as a huge monitor so our guests can see what their pic will look like before taking it.
Now here is where I think it gets cool. FI had the brilliant idea to get lime green fabric as the backdrop (not totally thrilled about this color since it doesnt go with our theme but I’ll deal) and use it as a green screen. Over the years of being avid mac users we have collected dozens of effects for photoshop. We have everything from space to concerts to those cheesy love things. I think these will be alot of fun for the guests to play around with throughout the reception. After the wedding we’ll post all the pics to our wedding website for our guests to view and print.
We’re also planning on using the photo booth as our guestbook. We hate the idea of traditional guest books that will never be looked at again. My FFIL is going to be making us 2 life size thought bubbles covered in chalk board finish. We are going to have our guests write their guest book messages to us on the thought bubbles and take pictures with them (these will preferably be normal pics with no effects). We plan to include our guestbook pics in our storybook that I’ll make after the wedding.
Maybe its just me but I think the idea is awesome and I’m so excited to do it. Whats even better? This whole project is going to cost a whopping $100 or so. We already have all the electronics needed, just need the supplies for the cabinet, thought bubbles and the fabric. I’m sure I can score some chalk at the $ store. Maybe even some cheapy props too! My FFIL is going to build everything for us for free (we’re a year out and he’s already making the project plans!).
What do you think? If you were a guest at our wedding do you think this would be fun and memorable?