Post # 1
This is primarily for married Bees, but other Bees who’ve had experience with photo booths at friends and relatives weddings are welcome to answer as well. My fiance and I are currently debating the merits of a photo booth for our reception and whether or not to have props if we do. So I wanted to get a bit of input.
Post # 3
The photobooth was nice and it was a great way to get pictures of most of the guests that were there but we also won our photobooth at a bridal show so it was free. If I would have had to pay for it, I would have skipped it. It really wasn’t necessary and they weren’t exactly great pictures, some were funny but I wouldn’t have paid the $800+ that they cost around here.
Post # 4
DH’s cousin had a photo booth at her wedding with props. After you took the photos the person running it glued it down and you wrote a little blurb, it was their guestbook so for them it was probably worth the money. I don’t think it would have been the same without the props, you could get the same photos from your photographer otherwise.
I was married in August and I personally didn’t want one (I had other things I wanted to spend my money on) but I do like the idea. We have our photo strip on the sun visor of our car!
Post # 5
Oh god yes. I definitely recommend paying to have duplicates of the photostrips, too! That way your guests can keep a copy for themselves and they can put the duplicate in a guestbook for the bride and groom! DH and I laughed ourselves silly looking through the guestbook in our hotel room after the reception. I also thought it was a nice way to bond with our guests… we took so many pictures in the booth with our friends and family! It was a blast. I wasn’t really into the props but our guests seemed to get a kick out of them.. especially the mustaches! 🙂
Post # 6
We thought about doing one but in the end we found it a waste of money for each guest to be entertained for only a few short minutes. We went with a candy buffet instead so guests could take some home as a favor and snack all night. It made a lot more sense and saved us some money. I’m not very impressed when I see them at other weddings either for some reason, we get them at the mall from time to time so it’s not really new or exciting for us.
Post # 7
I think it’s a cute idea, but I think the price is too steep. I am going to DIY one of my own with props, background and a polaroid camera. It will be our guest book, so people will write on the photo and glue it in the book.
Post # 8
Absolutely! My guests had the best time with the photo booth and the photos were hilarious. It was such a hit.
Post # 9
It was totally worth it. Everyone LOVED our photo booth! It was tons of fun and the pictures were great. It was hysterical seeing my super conservative family members let loose and get crazy. Some very unexpected pics were taken. We still have so much fun looking through the album and laughing.
Post # 10
We had a photobooth at our wedding it freaking rocked! Everyone…and I mean EVERYONE got in it. We had a lot of older people at our wedding and they loved going in it and taking home the pictures. The got to go in it as many times as they wanted and we got some great shots.We got a copy of all the pictures taken in the booth and I literally laughed out loud at some of the photos.
**I will say that I requested that props be kept to a minium and that I didn’t want over-sized sunglass or anything that would obsecure the people’s faces. I am so glad I went with that decision!**
Post # 11
We had one but he didn’t have many props so i bought some at the Dollar Tree and then some really COOL ones off Etsy (omg obsesh) he gave us an extra hour cuz he’s family friend. Three hours I think. Our guests would have had a boring time without it even though we had the DJ. Best thing EVER!!!
Post # 12
@Hippos: Thanks for the suggestion. If we opt for a photobooth, I think I’ll opt to avoid the face obscuring props as well.