(Closed) Are photobooths getting played out?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve seen them quite a bit on wedding blogs, but I’ve never been to a single wedding that’s had a photo booth (and I’m sad, because they’re awesome). If you love it, go for it!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

We just got married in March and had one.  None of our guests even knew it was a popular thing to do and no one that I know of had been to a wedding with one before.  They may be old news in the wedding world, but unless you’re immersed in it, chances are you may not have heard of it.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

no way! they may seem that way on the blogs but i have never actually been to a wedding that had one except my own and it was a huge hit with guests!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I hope not because I totally want one!!!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

We’re getting married in June and we’re having one. I do see them mentioned a lot on the blogs, but I’ve only ever been to one wedding that’s had one.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper

We are having one for our May wedding and I can’t wait. Like the PP I have only been to one wedding where there was a photobooth and it was a big hit.

It is popular for a reason.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I had a “fauxtobooth” – the kind where there was a camera on a tripod with a remote, and props. (they’re usually cheaper than an actual booth and you get to keep all the digital photos.)

one couple who attended my wedding went to another wedding the next weekend that had the same exact kind of fauxtobooth with the same kinds of props (fake moustaches and glasses). but they still posted photos from both weddings and looked like they were having fun. 

here are my conclusions:

1. sure, they are no longer unique

2. who cares? people still have fun

3. if you want to be different, try hard to be creative with the props

4. you might have some guests who will never get to use a photobooth at a wedding ever again. so it’s unique to them!

5. you and your guests will end up with some photos that you absolutely love.

I loved my fauxtobooth!  some of the results are my all time favorite wedding photos. one of them has been my facebook profile picture for months! it might even be one of the photos that gets framed.

 

 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think Photobooths are a great idea for really large weddings because it gives all of those guests something to do, and keeps the reception flowing. However, for smaller affairs, I feel that the photobooth actually takes away from the Bride & Groom because people spend so much time trying to get funny pictures of themselves.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think they’re still limited to a relatively small number of weddings and I don’t think they’re played out.

At least I hope they’re not, as then our TARDIS photobooth would be a lot of work for nothing!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@SpecialSundae: tardis? that is awesome. I assume you have many long scarves for props!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@janie-janie: Absolutely! And a fez and a sonic screwdriver and possible a stick of celery. I’m a total Whovian and he indulges me.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think so.  Like PPs have mentioned, unless you are knee deep in planning yourself, you probably have not seen one, or even knew that is was an option for weddings 🙂 

I think this goes for a lot of wedding “trends.” 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I say yes! And.. dare I say tacky if not done well?

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