Photobooth with no prints?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@EllEmm005: Well no, but I’m biased.  I’m hiring a student photographer for the night to take pictures in our “booth.”  The photos will be uploaded to a display throughout the night for a continuous slideshow and freely available online.  We’ll print a copy and send with our thank you notes as well.

But I don’t consider this a wedding favor either since there is nothing to take home.  

Will guests be able to download their photo for free?  I don’t like the option of buying a print–especially for a $1 a piece.  If the only option was to buy it, I would feel a bit scammed.

BTW: Our student photographer is only costing a $100, with another $30-50 in props/backdrop/etc., if you are looking to save some $$$.

Post # 4
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think that’s pretty normal. I’ve been to a few weddings with photo booths and they did not have printed on demand photos. You had to go online later and order them. No big deal. 

Post # 5
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@EllEmm005:  I’ve never been to a wedding with a photobooth that gives you prints – they get posted online, I’m sure there’s a way we can buy them but I never have.  I know the wedding we were just at the couple gets ALL the photos from the wedding including all the photobooth ones.  I just asked her to send them to me so I can get them printed.  I’d probably forget to bring my prints home if they were there.

Post # 6
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We are having an actual photobooth that prints out the photos stips right away, so we are using them as favors.


I think it’s fine to do it your way, but since they don’t get to take it home the night of the wedding I wouldn’t consider them to be a favour and I think you should give them something to bring home

Post # 7
362 posts
Helper bee

I’d be fine with that, it’s really the dressing up part that’s the funest part anyways.  Since you have full printing rights I’d reccomend making an album on facebook and tagging everyone so they can see the photos.  Someone on facebookdid this and lots of people commented and used the photos for profile pictures which seamed fun

Post # 8
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

At my MOH’s wedding last month she had this. It was a HUGE hit. But they weren’t favors.

Post # 9
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

While I love getting the prints, as long as you have a disc and can post them for everyone that is totally fine. 

Post # 13
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t see WHY the photos have to be printed out immediately (other than it makes the experience more like an actual photo booth in a mall I suppose)

There is absolutely nothing wrong with peple seeing the photos realatively shortly afterwards in the same way as You / they would see photos from the Reception overall.

And it should cost considerably less than all that printing on the spot !!

We had a Photographer at our Back Home Reception who was strolling around taking shots all night (we booked them on purpose, seeing as we Eloped and had a Photographer at that event… we wanted to be sure we had the Reception photographed too)

The Photographer took important formal shots… Cake Cutting, First Dance etc.

But also casual shots of people and the goings on.  We also had a pseudo photo booth set up, exactly as you described (Themed Backdrop & Props) and the Photographer took some photos there as well… but a lot of Guests took their own pics too (don’t know if this would be an option for you or not IF you are going to be paying a Photographer to do it… they get really adamant about their “rights” to photograph)

Anyhow ours was far more informal… and not the Photographer’s primary focus (and they didn’t bring an Assistant, just them).

People for the most part took their own shots at the Photo Booth and then shared them with us and others via FaceBook & Email.

All worked out well

Hope this helps,


Post # 14
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i would not want to pay $1, i would want the strip right then. every time i’ve ever been to a photobooth, i got it right away.

i think it is tacky to make guests pay.  if you cannot afford the extra bit, don’t have the photobooth and save your money.


Post # 15
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honestly, I prefer a photobooth that prints out the photos instantly, but it’s not worth busting your budget.  It would be cute if you printed out the phtos and included them with your thank you notes.


Post # 16
8503 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have never seen a photobooth where you don’t get your prints.  I think that is what makes the whole thing fun.  So yeah, I would think it is a little weird, sorry. 

Maybe you could put up a sign or something that says you will post them afterwards or send prints to people with a thank you card?

And it wouldn’t be considered a favor if you don’t have prints to take home.

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