What time to start a photobooth?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think you can set it up and people will meander over whenever! I don’t think you need to actually announce a start time- but that’s just IMO!

Post # 4
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@CakeyP:  7:30 sounds good. That allows people to eat dinner and then have their fun. Would your photobooth be in the same location as the actual reception? I ask because some times the DJ has to call people away for the cake cutting, first dance, toast etc.

Post # 5
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are having a photobooth for 4 hours, so ours looks something like this


4:00 pm ceremony

4:30 cocktail hour

5:30 dinner

6:30 first dance/generation dance, dollar dances

7:00 photo booth, candy/dessert buffet & cigar bar open.



Post # 8
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@CakeyP:  Not fancy at all! The men in both my and fi’s family love to smoke cigars, so I thought it would be a really cute thing to have a “manly” version of the candy buffet, lol.

Post # 9
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Right after dinner worked great for us!  It was after the toasts, so people could wander over during the first dances that not everyone wants to watch.  Plus the bar had been open a little while, so guests were a little more relaxed for pics. 

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