(Closed) Photobooth: at what number of guests would you rent one?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I really want a photobooth, but I don’t think it meshes with both my NUMBER of guests and the kind of guests I am inviting.  If you have a lot of guests who you think will use it with 80 people invited.. I’d say go for it – you know your family and friends better than us.  I think around 75 is the minimum amount of people I’d want to invite before considering a photobooth.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

We are looking at the fauxtobooth. We’ll be having 120 guests, about 80 of which will be out of state (110 will be from at least 2 hours away) so we love the idea of a picture favor too.  Wedding bee has great diy fauxtobooth ideas so it might be great to look into!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with Gilneas.  We have 130 coming (plus a lot of kids) and are renting one ebcause our family and friends will LOVE it.  We might have to pry them out, honestly.  Id go with quality versus quantity.  You could always go the fauxto booth option and just set one up with an auto printer (Kodak, etc, or polaroid if you can find the film)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We are having a small wedding, 65-85, and we decided to do one based on the idea that all of our friends will love it. We are having it made into  our guestbook and I think it will be way better than favors that will end up in the trash.

However, in our area the photobooth rentals are way cheaper. The faux booths sound like a great option for you. It would probably even be worth paying someone to serve as an attendant to make sure everyone knows what to do and to keep it organized. I don’t think I could have done it for $1800. 

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We had about 100 guests at our wedding and we had to say the Photobooth was used by everyone. If you really want one I’m sure your guests would use it and I have to say we had repeat offenders!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are deciding whether to get one or not. I just blogged about it actually http://crosscountrywed.blogspot.com/2009/08/photo-follow-up.html

I think 1800 is a wee bit high. The first quote I got was 1400 but then they just went under new ownership so its at 1200 with a 10% off booking fee this fall. So down to like $1080. I found other cities (larger ones) were down to like 800 or 600. Have you reached out for an estimate or are you just guessing on the price?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

We have a smilebooth, ( http://www.ourblogoflove.com/index.cfm?catID=29 ). It’s a part of our photography package, but a la carte it is 1200$. It’s cool because OLoL also edits all the pictures. We’re having between 125-150 guests.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Is your wedding in the LA area?  Try Cheesy Photobooths (http://www.cheesyphotobooths.com) I used them at my wedding and it was more reasonably priced than the $1800 you were quoted and you get double pics for everyone, unlimited for 6 hours!  I think the total cost was $1350 and it was so great. We did have alot of repeat offenders but there was never a time there wasnt someone either in the booth or in line waiting to use it!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

If you have a reasonable camera, you could think of setting up your own and uploading the pictures to a photo sharing website for everyone. Set up the camera on a tripod and get a wireless trigger (mine was about $15), then set it up in front of whatever backdrop you choose and let the guests have fun! maybe include some props, chalkboards, whatever.

Allthough I guess then you dont have the handy photostrips to give out as ‘favors’ <<

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We had 75 guests– and our photobooth was filled all night!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

We bring one to every single wedding, no matter what the size. Some of our smallest weddings have had the craziest photobooths!

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