What is more 'elegant' for a photobooth: open-air or closed?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which photo booth option is more elegant?
    Open Air : (20 votes)
    57 %
    Enclosed Booth : (15 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    nuggetsoflove:  Ive been to weddings with both, and I enjoyed the open air one better!!  You could fit a lot more people ‘in’ it, and it kepe the reception feeling more open, rather than en enclosed box in the corner of the room!

    Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I feel like some of the open air booth look a little home made, except photo booth companies charge quite a bit for them lol.

    I like the look of the traditional photo booth better.

    Post # 5
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    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I was debating the same thing and finally went with closed so people could feel more free to be silly and take goofy pictures. I loved the pics we got back and some were really crazy/funny which probably may not have happened in the open booth.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  mrsbookworm38.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  mrsbookworm38.
    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    nuggetsoflove:  We had an open one and it fit our entire bridal party (9 groomsmen, 7 bridesmaids plus my husband and I) which made for some hilarious pictures. I think enclosed is going to cut off how many people can fit, and I think the pictures with a ton of people are really funny.

    I don’t think either is more “elegant” than the other. 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    nuggetsoflove:  We did open. It’s much easier for the bride to photobomb them 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    The closed ones make me feel claustrophobic and half the fun is laughing at everyone else posing. Funniest part of my cousin’s wedding was watching my 6’8″ former military dad and 6’5″ welder uncle put on tiaras and feather boas to take goofy pictures. I vote open!

     

    Post # 10
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    Have you tried finding a photographer who does a studio type setup?  And get studio quality photos of your guests ?

    Post # 11
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    4596 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have only been to weddings with a closed photobooth, but am actually using a company that uses an open-air one for our own.

    I think the closed would be more “elegant”, as you won’t just have a bunch of people hovered outside a camera like the open-air one can do. However, ours takes up little space, since it’s just a backdrop and her machine – so we liked that benefit too.

    Post # 12
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    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    nuggetsoflove:  I had an all white one too! It was very spacious and it was newer so it wasn’t dingy or old looking at all like a lot of the ones I’ve seen. It actually was an LED booth and changed colors throughout the night.

    Post # 14
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    508 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    open air is just so fun. 

    Post # 15
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    602 posts
    Busy bee

    We had an open photobooth. It was fantastic. Tons of guests crammed into that thing so the pictures are really fun. We were also worried about people feeling self conscious so we set up a curtain that guests could pull if they wanted to. I don’t think anyone did, though. I personally don’t use closed photobooths. They’re too small and the camera is like a foot from your face. Not exactly my idea of fun. 

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