(Closed) photo booth at reception

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m not doing a photobooth but I’m having a table set-up with different vintage hats near an old car on the venues property.  I figure people will take pictures with the car anyways.  I’ve seen photobooths for rent online at most rental companies.  Just google it in your area.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

We’re thinking about it. It’s a local Socal company, but they are quoting us $700 for three hours. I haven’t shopped around yet, so I have no idea if that’s a good price or not.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we are doing a photobooth.  The tradtional one that prints out the strip photos in black and white or color.  We’re having it print duplicates and a guy put it in a scrapbook for us, and the guests will sign it (instant guestbook!)  We’re not anywhere near you, but if you google “Photo Booth Rentals WEdding” near your area Im sure youll get some hits.  Ive been to several wedings that have had these and theyve been a HUGE hit!  So much fun

We’re also putting props out about halfway through (we have it for 4 hours) including wigs (afro, mullet, punk, etc) those glasses with teh silly nose, moustache and eyebrows attached, boas, a mini chalkboard (so guests can write us messages), a tiara, halo, fairy wand, pig noses, etc.  So fun, definitely do it!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@marigold, that sounds like a good price.  We’re not in a tourist or city area at all and ours is $1,400 for 4 hours…Ill take yours wanna trade? Wink

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

We’re having a smilebooth ( http://www.smilebooth.com ), and I’m SO SO excited.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@fiftyfootbride – how cool!  Where did you come across that?!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Via our photogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

We’re going the indie-wedding circuit as far as vendors go, so there’s a lot of awesome and funky stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

It’s also way awesome because they edit all the photos too, and prints for the guests are a dollar each, and digital ones are free ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We really wanted to get a photobooth, but there really isn’t much shopping around where I live.  The cheapest we’ve found has been $1200 for 4 hours.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I’m going to set up my own photobooth. Although I’m giving up the awesome photostrips, it is just sooo much cheaper to make my own, using things I already have. I’m going to set up a flalt sheet for a backdrop (haven’t decided what color yet) and a digital camera on a tripod. You can either use a timer or a clicker. My sister has volunteered to man the ‘booth’ and help older people figure it out. We will also have directions posted.

We may also use a digital picture frame to display the pictures during the reception for everyone to see. My sister would just periodically load the memory card into the frame and put the pictures on auto-cycle.

I too will be having all sorts of hats and props. I’ll post all of the pictures on my wedding website so everyone can see them after the event.

Post # 12
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Wannabee

Hi Fiftyfootbride, do you know how much the Smilebooth costs?  Or does anyone else? I couldn’t find a price anywhere on their web site. Thank you!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i LOVED this idea. it was just way out of my budget. but if you can do it, go for it.. ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I wanted to add, that my wedding was Saturday and the photo booth was a HUUUUUGE HIT!  People LOVED it, and I got a flash drive after the wedding with all of the photos on it.  We laughed our arses off looking at the photos (we put a lot of props out) and people just thought it was the coolest thing

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

As part of our photography package, we splurged and went for a photobooth (through the photographers). We’re really looking forward to it – not only for the funny pictures with props, but also as a way for people to get formal pictures of their own families, or groupings that we/photographer hadn’t thought of. I really look forward to it!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

my cousins did a faux-booth at their engagement party and the pictures were AMAZING!!!  I would totally recommend doing it!

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