Post # 1
Sadly, I can only afford one or the other. The cocktail/ceremony musician would either be a guitarist who also sings, or a guitar/mandolin duo (both options are phenomenal quality musicians). The photobooth is a really fun vintage-styled open booth that includes a guest book and double prints. Which would you like more as a guest? I love them both! 🙁
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Post # 4
As a guest I would prefer the photo booth. As a bride I would also choose the photo booth because of the guestbook. I love the guestbook of pictures and notes that we got from our photo booth!
Post # 5
I have been to weddings with both! A live musician is a better investment. I’ve been to two weddings with the photo booth concept, and while pinterest and weddingbee sites may make this idea look or seen fabulous, I think it’s actual usage is limited. I think you would be better served paying for a photographer to catch candid photos or having a couple trusted family photogs plan to roam the room. A musician is apt to be enjoyed by all! Uses you money for music!
Post # 6
I’d prefer the musician. Honestly, photo booth isn’t a big deal to me. Every photo that I’ve taken from a wedding with photo booth, I end up throwing away at some point. As a guest, I’d prefer the live music. It sets a nice ambiance and something that you’ll remember from the wedding when it is over.
Post # 7
Loving all the responses and feedback so far! I’ve never been to a photo booth wedding, so it’s tough for me to make the call.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Photobooth all the way! Your guests will actually get something to take home and they are in general a ton of fun and a way to get some people to loosen up (amazing what people will do in a tiny room with silly props)! Personally I think live music is a splurge that doesn’t add much.. but a photobooth has lots of potential.
Post # 9
My cousin had a photo booth at her wedding and I absolutely loved it. It was out of town so me and my mother went and we loved that because we were able to share photos of just the two of us having fun at her wedding, and include a nice message to the happy couple. Also the great thing about double prints is that we got to take home one of the picture sets and it said their names and the date on it. It’s a simple little favor as well and I liked that aspect of it.
Post # 10
Thanks for the feedback, everyone! Have you found photobooths to be distracting or have too long of lines? Those are my only concerns.
Post # 11
The last wedding I went to had a photo booth. It was outside the reception room, so it wasn’t distracting, and the line was never too long. Everyone had a blast using it! 🙂
Post # 12
@wildflowersong: I had to make the same choice and I chose Musician during cocktail hour… Don’t worry about people “needing ” things to do during your wedding. Put together your day of wedding schedule with…
first dance, toasts, garder toss, bouquet toss, dance with dad, and you will see how fast your schedule will fill up, there is hardly much down time and I think the photo booth is a little over done…everyone does it
Post # 13
Photobooth.. music is nice but honestly I wouldn’t care if it was live or otherwise.
And with a photo booth your guests get to KEEP something from the experiance.