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I’ve been stressing over how the reception will go and last night while I was NOT sleeping I thought about having a photobooth. That way the little kids in attendance will be entertained, plus it’s a fun party favor for everyone. That being said, my mom wants to order chocolate cover pecans and wrap them up cute. While I think it’s a nice idea, photos are more universal. No one is allergic to photos, right? Also will be one less thing for her and I to do the week before the wedding. I’ve just got a quote for $899/$973.17 w/ taxes. Is this a good deal? They would set up before the ceremony and could stay till midnight. Any regrets from people who did a photobooth instead of another favor??
Post # 3
what part of texas are you in? living social or groupon did a photobooth today for 325
Post # 4
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!
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Post # 6
Yup, I got the livingsocial offer as well, but mine was for $395 for 3 hours. I am still debating.
Post # 7
we’re having a booth. I’m really excited about it.
Post # 8
@misspeanut: Glad it was a hit! And that picture of your grandma sounds absolutely priceless 🙂 Did your mom ever change her opinion about the photobooth? My mom won’t even discuss it yet. All she said was the photographer will be taking pictures all night long and I can share those with friends. I told her we are willing to pay the extra cost since it’s more than the chocolate covered nuts. I just think the photobooth is so much more fun.
@kaiangel6: Thanks for the link! Unfortunately, I’m in Austin and it’s for the DFW area. Signed up though and will be on the look out for a photobooth deal in Austin.
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@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
- 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
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
@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
I booked my photo booth for $350 for 3 hrs. They usually run about $595 and up around this area.
Post # 14
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!
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@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
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…. 🙂