Post # 1
Hi All! This is my first official post after being an active browser for the past 2 years!
I’ve recently chosen to up the decor within our wedding space. By doing so, we’ve eliminated having a photo booth
My reasoning was, I’ve been to some weddings where people are more interested in taking photos than being in the actual room (our space would have to have the booth outside of the main reception space) and celebrating/dancing. Don’t get me wrong I love photobooths!
Now, I’m just second guessing this decision because our space is so beautiful to begin with and we’re doing a decent amount with floral / table arrangements .. so adding these giant tavern on the green trees with lighting to add to our “tree of life” theme I thought would make the room even more inviting but I am afraid some guests expect there to be a photobooth at weddings now. I think our band will do a great job keeping everyone in the room though.
I feel like this is such a trivial post but my questions to everyone are: whether you had a photobooth or not, how did you come to the decision and what was the outcome/did you think people missed it if you didn’t have one? Did too many people leave the reception area at a time?
Oh and we have a candy truck as our favor so photobooth would just have been a miscellaneous extra
Post # 3
I don’t see why your guests should be bored if you didn’t have the photobooth. I have been to a couple of weddings that had them and honestly I do not see the big deal. I would rather be dancing.
Post # 4
@Charmed3: its a cute idea, but I don’t feel its very wedding-ish. I feel its more for sweet 16’s. I didn’t have one. and my guests were not bored. my dance floor was full the entire night.
Post # 5
I’ve been to a lot of weddings, most without photobooths. When they are there it’s a fun extra. I certainly don’t expect it or miss it when there isn’t one. The only reason we’re having one is because out photographer offers it at a really reasonable price and we think it’s fun. But if our budget hadn’t allowed it then it would have been no big deal.
Post # 6
We didn’t have a photobooth. I didn’t want one because I wanted an elegant, formal wedding and I thought that a photobooth would take away from this. I don’t think anyone was bored. We heard nothing but good things and no one complained or even mentioned the fact that we didn’t have one.
Post # 7
Just get a table and get some cheap photo booth props that you can get off the internet or Oriental Trading. 99% of people will either have a cell phone camera or their own digital camera. the props could be cute on the dance floor too. No need to waste the money on an actual booth.
Post # 8
i totally feel like it’s expected at weddings now and it makes me nervous. we aren’t having one. i’ll let you know how it went in 2 weeks 😉
Post # 9
- Wedding: February 2015 - Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota, FL
@Charmed3: You’ll be fine without one – weddings have been going on for decades without photo booths (which are a relitavely new trend). Your guest will find the dancing festive enough 🙂
Post # 10
@Charmed3: We had one because friends who run a little photobooth company gifted it to us. It did not distract from the party at all. It wasn’t a closed off booth so people stayed connected to the dancing. Our DJ was amazing and the beer was flowing, so those were major factors certainly kept the party going.
Post # 11
You will be fine – I would not have a photo booth at my wedding if I were paid to do so. It’s an adult event, not the county fair.
Post # 12
@Charmed3: I definitely don’t think your wedding will be boring without one! Honestly, I don’t think anyone will even notice. I’ve been to weddings that have had them, and ones without. And honestly, when I’m at a wedding that doesn’t have a photobooth…it doesn’t even cross my mind, so I think you’re good 🙂
Post # 13
i had a photobooth at my wedding (it was our favor) and everyone had a blast with it, but i don’t think anyone would have been bored without it. our booth was set up near the dance floor, so no one had to leave the party to use it. it only takes a few minutes to take a pic, get the print, and put it in the scrapbook, so i don’t think it really took away from the rest of the festivities. everyone danced when they wanted to dance and mingled when they wanted to mingle….
most weddings i’ve been to did not have photobooths and everyone still had a good time, so you’ll be fine without it 🙂
Post # 14
I am not a fan of photobooths…..
I think they take away from the wedding itself……
Weddings are time for people to converse (catch up with family and friends, meet new people, etc), dance, eat, drink, etc.
Post # 15
A good band/DJ is worth wayyyyyy more than a photobooth!
Post # 16
I’m sure they are super fun but it wasn’t in our budget. I think it’s a nice surprise but it’s not expected. It’s an extra, no one will miss it.