Post # 1
I’m debating whether or not to include a photobooth at my wedding and since it costs almost $2k, the FI needs convincing!
For those who had photobooths at your wedding, were they popular? How much use did they get? And what were your guests’ opinions?
Post # 3
its pretty much impossible to go wrong with a photobooth.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland
I’m actually going to come out and say that it may not be worth the money, and that there are other things that might be more worthwhile to spend your money on, like a band instead of a DJ, or more/better food and drink. But if you’ve got it in your budget, I think it could be a lot of fun.
Post # 5
Wow, 2K, that’s a huge amount of money. Personally I wouldn’t do it.
Post # 6
We’re contemplating it as well. I loved it at my friend’s wedding but 2k is much. It was used all the time at the wedding and I think everyone loved them. You also get all those pics of your guests…the company should give you a CD of all the pics.
Post # 7
I really wanted one, but wasn’t ready to commit to the $1700 that photoboothscrapbooks charges. I looked around and found photographers that set up a basic photobooth for $700, including an assistant and materials to put together a scrapbook. It’s not a real photobooth, but the results are similar and the price is definitely better. Look around and you may be able to find a better rate.
Post # 8
i think it’s kinda played out like candy buffets and the "surprise" booty shakin dance interrupting the first dance as mr&mrs…
i’d rather spend it on honeymoon or something else
but go for it if that’s what you realy want to spring $2K for
Post # 9
why don’t you try this place: http://partybooths.com/rates.htm. the rates are much lower than 2k. I hope getting a partybooth is worth it because we just booked one as well. 🙂
Post # 10
I am going to set a made up photo booth with my digital camera on a tripod. I am planning to buy a few different fabrics for background options and hang them up with a curtain rod. I am also going to provide a chest full of props, hats, glasses, etc.
I hope it will work out. I am going to start looking for fabrics tomorrow.
Post # 11
We made our own. Try http://snapstrip.com/ with a laptop and web cam. This is not the program we used, but very similar.
Post # 12
I wanted one for my reception as well but decided that I needed the money to pay some other wedding-related bill. If you want it and can afford, go for it. They are fun to have and is one way to keep the guests entertained. Plus the pictures are fun to keep.
Post # 13
Here’s one that’s quite inexpensive and I’m considering…
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
if you have it in your budget, why not do it? Its super fun for guests. I cant bring myself to spend that much money on a novelty but I have to admit, they are super duper fun! So, if you’ve got the money…go for it. But dont put something like that on your credit card, you know?
Post # 15
If your photographer has an assistant, you can have him/her do a photobooth for an hour or so with studio lighting equipment. The very popular Seattle photographer Kate McElwee does that. (ah, every time I mention her name my heart aches a bit – because she was long booked for my wedding date!!)
Post # 16
We are also using Partybooths and I think it is well worth it. However, we are spending much less then 2k. Guest can take unlimited amount of photos, all images will be available to view or purchase online, and we also receive a high resolution disk. We are also asking our guest to paste their pictures in a guestbook. Partybooths offers this as an option but I thought it was too pricey so we are bringing in our own materials.
They offer nationwide service so maybe you should check them out. http://www.partybooths.com/index.htm