(Closed) To photobooth or not to photobooth

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

what part of texas are you in? living social or groupon did a photobooth today for 325

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We had one and it was a huge hit. Some people left with 10 strips of photos because they kept going back. My mom thought it was a dumb idea so she took it upon herself to also have chocolate favors at the tables….and probably about half were left behind. I think almost EVERYONE got in the booth though – including 88 year old Grandma in her tiara and feather boa!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yup, I got the livingsocial offer as well, but mine was for $395 for 3 hours. I am still debating.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

we’re having a booth.  I’m really excited about it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@hunnybunny:  Oh we framed the pic and gave it to my grandma for Christmas and it’s the centerpiece of her mantle now! It’s amazing. As for my mom, she realized the photobooth was a good idea after she saw the scrapbook the company put together during the night – the guests all signed by their pictures and it’s turned into a great wedding keepsake – this way we got pictures of more of our guests, ones that probably wouldn’t have ended up in the pro pics.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

One of the photographers I interviewed offered it as an add-on for under $300, I think. So if you go that way, or groupon on, I’d say yes. They’re fun, but it’s a lot of money for favors. You could get a digital “polaroid” type camera/props for a DIY photo booth for a lot less.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper

We are having a photobooth and I love using them at other weddings as well. If you can squeeze it into your budget I don’t really see the cons to having one. It just gives your guests a different form of fun and entertainment.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@hunnybunny:  I’ve gotten them multiple times in the past couple of months so just keep on the look out. Also, when they send the links, sometimes there are more deals under it so check them too before deleting

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I booked my photo booth for $350 for 3 hrs. They usually run about $595 and up around this area.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My MIL surprised us with a photo booth and it was a huge hit!  I was so bummed because it wasn’t in our budget but after my husband and I walked out of the ceremony room we saw it sitting in the foyer of our venue and it was awesome.  We got to keep the USB drive of all the photos and it was so much fun.  One pic that cracks me up is 6 of my female family members managed to squeeze their heads in at once and were all dressed in the props.  It makes me laugh every time.  Anyway I will always say yes yes YES get a photo booth it’s soooooooo worth it!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@hunnybunny:  Hey there! I’m from the Austin area, and just found out about the Groupon deal for Ed’s Photo Booth (it expires in 18 hours). It’s either 2 hours for $199 or 4 hours for $359. But check his website to see if he’s available and then contact him to hold your date. And make sure you let him know you’re checking due to the Groupon, or that you were originally looking due to a Groupon. He seems pretty helpful money wise!

I always read the reviews of my vendors, and all of his reviews are really, really good! http://www.edsphotobooth.com/

He had our date available, so even though the fiance is a little hesitant about it, my future MIL is totally gung-ho for it, so we’re gonna book him!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve loved the idea but wasn’t prepared to pay big bucks for it (groupon etc don’t do deals for my city in Australia)

A friend is DIYing a fauxtobooth & I thought about it too… but the phtographer I’ve found offers it as part of their full reception coverage (at no extra charge!!) So I’m stoked we get it after all.

One of the PPs mention that their mum didn’t like it – same with mine!! Took her to a wedding expo, at first she didn’t understand photobooths but then she was all “what a load of crap, what a waste of money”. Sorry mum, too bad! I’m going to have to find a way to wrangle her in front of the camera wearing a stupid hat…. 🙂

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