Do they take away from the party, or add a little fun!? There's a groupon $450 for 3.5 hours, includes all pics and props...? I am debating...
I personally love photobooths at weddings. They are always so much fun.
We had a photo booth and it was THE best decision we made. Everyone still comments about how much fun they had and that the photo booth made it even better.
We had a photobooth at our wedding and evertybody loved it!! It was a lot of fun, and they could take the prints as a souvenir!
I LOVE them. When we first got engaged, it was something I was super excited about, so we picked one and signed a contract pretty early in wedding planning. Towards the end of planning, I was starting to regret it because the budget was getting tight and I realized I could've saved myself a good chunk of money if I had not signed up for the photobooth. But after the wedding, I was SO glad we had it! Everyone had so much fun with it! If this is an option with the company you're working with, make sure you get a scrapbook for it (or do one yourself). I have so much fun looking through my book!
Best decision we made for our wedding. The booth pics are some of my favorites from the day.
Enough said. :) HAHAHA
@Lyndzo: omg that makes me excited haha
Love them! We had one at our wedding and everyone had so much fun in it! Do it!
@Barika: ok that is AWESOME
@Kayla0416: You only have one wedding right! :) I know im all about the budget too but I think im going to make this work!
I don't think a nay could exist with photo booths! :)
@Barika: LOVE this!
Love them! We couldn't afford one, so we did a DIY photo guestbook thing, and we love the pics we got from it! I'm sure an actual photobooth would have been even more awesome :)
I've never been to a wedding with one, but we're having one, so obviously I think they are a yay! I don't really get how they can be a nay though - if someone doesn't like it, they don't have to go participate in it.
The only nay I can think of is that some people think they are "played out" or "overdone," but I only know of one wedding in my social circle that has had one, and I've never been to a wedding with one. Also, their fun-ness doesn't wear off after one time. Is dancing at a wedding overdone?
I think people who think they are overdone are often people who have been reading way too much about weddings! If you read about weddings online - yeah, they're everywhere. But as a % of weddings they are actually at, it's pretty low.
I don't like them at all. It's a wedding, not an amusement park.
If you can afford it, why not? It's just an added perk.
@Rubbs: Do you like dancing with upbeat music at a wedding? It's a wedding, not a night club.
@NAvery: Do you have a problem with my opinion?
I LOVE them! It's a lot of fun if you have friends there and have had a little bit to drink! I have some great pictures from wedding photo booths
@Rubbs: No, I just don't get it. There are lots of things that happen at a wedding reception that are generally reserved for other types of fun environments.
I imagine back when dancing first started becoming popular at weddings there were people who clutched their chest and said just that - dancing isn't appropriate at a wedding. (Haha, actually, I know there are still areas/religions that feel that way!)
You are certainly entitled to your opinion, I'm just pointing out there are lots of types of entertainment at a wedding that were originally associated with some other, non-wedding-appropriate, venue.
@Rubbs: I don't think a photo booth means amusement park, i think it captures the memories that the photographer doesnt. Just my opinion. I guess it just depends on the wedding party if they are more relaxed and upbeat, we are party animals.
@masterteee2013: Cheers to party animals!! ;) OMG there are some RIDICULOUS ones from my wedding....OMG!!! SO much fun and I was really surprised at all the older folks who participated.
I love photo booths at a wedding because it gives the guests something else to do besides dance or drink. :)
photo booths are very honky tonk, Jersey shore boardwalk to me, and don't see where they belong at a wedding. (and yes, I am a Jersey girl)
Had one. LOved it. Guests loved it. It did not take people away from the dance floor, and it provided us with an awesome guestbook afterwards!
Thanks ladies....and I do want to share what we did.
We opted to have our wedding photopraphers for the whole day (not really by choice as we had a noon ceremony) as it was the only package that would cover all the festivities. Since it was a husband and wife team (2 photographers) and we paid for their most expensive package I asked if 1 of them would be willing to stay put and take pics at my diy booth. They said yes so we got the booth pics included in the package and all I paid for was the backdrop and the props.
Obviously this won't work for everyone BUT they were scheduled to stay until 11:45 pm so I thought why not pull one away to take pics after the dance started. We got all our typical wedding moments captured and a bunch of others from the booth.
Have fun with it as the guests definitily will.
OH and I did want to mention that I work in the wedding industry and have worked tons of high budget ($100K plus) weddings and they usually all have the photobooth. It can be done very up scale or as ridiculous as you want. It is a very popular thing in weddings these days!
i can see how they might seem played out in the US... but here in Mexico ive never been to a wedding with one (and ive been to a million weddings). so i think if we get one the guests will really love it
@dkacerek: im english and dont understand the reference =S like, the tv show jersey shore you mean? i saw that once! i *think* your point is they arent classy? wikipedia seems to tell me honky tonk is a kind of bar?
@newname_99: Jersey Shore as in the entire New Jersey beachfront and the various boardwalks, not the show, and honky tonk refers to a venue that's very splashy and not sophisticated.
Jersey Shore, the show, highlights Seaside Heights, which has always had the reputation, even when I was a child and went there in the 1960's as very "honky tonk" /carnival like.
I prefer the more sedate Jersey beachfront towns that do not have the highly commercialised boardwalks.
honky tonk to me means like redneck? lol thats ok we are having koozies too so I guess even though we are at a very fancy venue, we are bringing our midwest flavor :)
@newname_99: You will create the next new thing in Mexico :) haha
@NAvery: Understandable; but I can't see spending the money DJ's cost to have your guests lined up waiting to use the photo booth. I'm on my phone and it's not as easy to scroll back up, but all I think of is what another bee said, Jersey shore. It's the one day the bride and groom get to have their wedding, so why not mingle with your guests.
@masterteee2013: I just feel the bride and groom deserve to be with their guests, enjoying the 1 wedding day they'll have together. I would never have picked the music the DJ said to pick because its not my style. But if it meant I'll get to dance and mingle with my guests and THEY'D have an excellent time, that's all that mattered to me. I'm not sure how I'd feel to look over and see everyone over at a photo booth when I'd rather be chilling out with them on the dance floor.
@Rubbs: Very understandable :)
FI & I had one at our engagement party......and it felt like the entire night people were grabbing me to take pics in it and it really felt like the entire party revolved around the photo booth. Before our e-party, I'd always wanted one for our reception...now, FI and I are very much in agreement that it detracted from our party and we don't want any distractions at our reception.
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