- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
We are very close to booking a photographer. He provides a photobooth service but it’s quite expensive, at almost $15 per person on top of his normal rate. I already know that they are quality prints because we’ve been to a wedding where he was the photographer and it was seriously amazing. The photo paper was top-notch and it felt like we were in a studio.
When we told him that we might opt out of the photobooth mostly because of cost, he offered an alternative. He could still do the photobooth, but not hand out the prints. The prints are where the bulk of his cost goes (printer, ink, paper) so if we do away with that, it would be $7.5 per person instead. Guests can order their own prints on his site.
I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, having the prints could act like a favor for our guests, but it’s also really expensive. On the other hand, having no prints would be cheaper and be less complicated logistically (his assistants chase down people to make sure they received their prints) but it seems like it would only be “half a favor” since guests have to actually pay for the prints themselves.
Fiance votes for photobooth-but-no-prints, saying at least people can choose which photos they want, how big, etc, and the photos are not expensive to order ($3-$6). I’m still on the fence. What do you think?