Post # 1
All of the weddings I have attended the past two years have had photo booths. While they are fun, it seems like it is getting to be over done. I am not getting married until next year, and am trying to think of something just as fun without being a complete copy cat of our last 5 sets of friends! What are you all doing at your receptions?!?!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Some alternatives along the same lines as photobooths that I have heard are flipbooks (same as a photobooth but uses a short video to create a flipbook on the spot) and video message recordings. But personally I am doing a photobooth LoL!
Post # 4
I agree that photobooths are pretty common, but surprisingly, we had quite a few guests actually comment on how innovative/unique it was. I think photobooths, though common, are genuinely one of those things that 90% of the guests really enjoy and that’s why they are so common. I honestly don’t see it going less popular (especially the pricier, higher quality ones). Maybe you can jazz it up by getting a pretty photobooth (some companies offer skins to “wrap” the booth in), cool/unique props, and offering both video and photos in the booth?
Post # 5
The funny thing is despite them being so popular I have only been to one other wedding besides ours that had a photobooth.
What type of wedding are you having? Formal and indoors? Outdoor? Informal?
Some bees have included games for the guests to play during the reception which I thought was great for a more informal outdoor wedding. Then again I love photobooths and had one regardless of how popular they are.
Post # 6
I’m having a casino tables at my wedding and a bacon wrapped hot dog cart as a late night snack for my guests. I do think the photobooths are super fun…but my Fiance loves vegas..and I love junk food so we decided to incorporate the two.
Post # 8
I’m getting married on a lake, so our cocktail hour will take place on a “cruise.”
I didn’t get to see the boat, Future Mother-In-Law checked it out for us. It’s apparently very nice, but not a huge boat – it will comfortably hold 95 people. – Think “dinner cruise around a harbor” kind of boat. (But still, we’re hoping for “pretty cool” – it’s not something we’ve seen at another wedding!)
Post # 9
I can totally see where you’re coming from. I love photo booths but they have been at 4 of the last 6 weddingsw I’ve been to. We’re doing an outdoor wedding and reception so we are doing both lawn games during cocktail hour and setting off 100 sky lanterns right before we cut the cake (minus the cake). We visited a town in Thailand where we got to set off sky lanterns and see pictures of the yearly festival when they set of hundreds and we fell in love. And I’m thinking about having people write well wishes on the lanterns before they set them off. Oh, and we’re having a campfire at the end of the night!
Post # 10
I wanted to do a photobooth because I love them, but they’re just not in our budget. We’re doing a s’mores bar, though! Our venue offered a ton of “bars” like that, and I had to have the s’mores one.
Post # 11
Awww mine was the first one I’ve ever been to!
Post # 12
@JenGirl: When you say “minus the cake” are you doing an alternative to cake? If so, are you still cutting something or doing something similar to that?
We didn’t want cake and felt pressured to have it so we went on a few tastings and now we KNOW we don’t want cake and are trying to think of an alternative to “cutting the cake”.
Post # 13
@caits615: Yes! We’re asking a dozen friends/family members to make desserts. Some we’re asking to do favorites (like his cousin’s sugar cookie’s and my grandmother’s fudge) and others we’re just asking that they make a yummy dessert. And we’ll have little cards in front of each dessert that says “Rum Cake Made by C… F…., Aunt of the Bride”. I’m not sure which desssert we’re going to use, but we’ll probably pick different ones since he loves chocolate and I don’t. Depending on what we pick we may not “cut” anything, but we will feed each other dessert, which is the fun part, in my opinion!
Post # 14
we’re doing a “late night” pizza station so guests can take pizzas with them back on the bus to the hotel. We are also having a cigar bar, and make your own smores over the fire pits on the terrace during dessert.
Post # 15
@JenGirl: Love it! I was thinking we’d have cookies and various kinds of milk as part of the dessert table and have the DJ announce that we’re doing our “cookie dipping” and dip cookies in milk and feed them to one another. SO CHEESY!! But I love it and I LOVE cookies!!
Post # 16
@AmyFarrahFowler: I love the pizza idea and I keep seeing this s’mores thing and I’m so jealous!!