No Photo Booth = guest boredom?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Did you have a photobooth at your wedding?
    Yes : (45 votes)
    26 %
    No : (129 votes)
    73 %
    Other - explain : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    592 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    Member
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
    Member
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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
    Member
    957 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    Member
    25 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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
    Member
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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
    Member
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
    Member
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @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
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    1441 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
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    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
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    2913 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
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    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
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    4819 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    A good band/DJ is worth wayyyyyy more than a photobooth!

    Post # 16
    Member
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    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.

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