Are photobooths over?

posted 3 years ago in Beehive
Post # 46
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8273 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

beckybee787 :  I hate them. I always get dragged in and then I’m annoyed that I’m waiting in line rather than dancing or getting a drink. 

Post # 47
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21 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I have never met a photobooth that a drunk person didn’t love. That being said, they 100% pull the focus away from the dance floor. They are getting to be a little played out as well. This holiday season the big thing was Polaroid cameras. Maybe get a few of those and pass them around the party. As a bonus-they can be used on the dance floor! 

Post # 48
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219 posts
Helper bee

I’ve been to a wedding where they had a camera that printed mini polaroids sitting on the table with the guest book so you could snap a photo and put it in the guest book, but I thought the mini polaroids were so cute I made the Maid/Matron of Honor take two pics of us so I could take one home.  I thought the idea was super cute and you don’t necassarily have to do the guest book thing but I think it makes a great alternative to the photobooth.  I don’t personally know how much adding a photobooth to a wedding costs but I’d venture to guess it would be more cost effective to plant a few polaroid cameras on the tables and let the guests do it themselves.  I’ll also say, the last wedding I went to had a photobooth and the line was way too long so I ended up skipping it because I didn’t want to limit my dancing time.

Post # 49
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I love photobooths. Not everybody wants to be on the dance floor. Think about it: do you want people to have a good time or do you want to force people to do what you want them to do? If a photo booth draws a line, then obviously it’s a crowd pleaser. If the biggest draw back is that too many people will be into it, then it’s definitely something you should consider as the host of a party. 

It was a huge hit at our reception and all these yrs later we have an album of great candid shots from all of our guests, which our photographer never couldn’t gotten and still done all our shots (our vendor printed two copied of every photo strip, one for us and one for the guests.)

 To answer your question, I don’t think they’re over and that question baffles me. I think that’s like people saying in the 50’s that TV is a fad or in the 90’s that the internet is a fad. It’s still new technology and isn’t going anywhere. It’ll just evolve past the hard prints and become more ipad Station/upload on the spot. 

Post # 50
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217 posts
Helper bee

kaitiebee :   maebae :  This! I am really over photo booths. I thought about having one but they just feel over done to me. We got a fujimax insta on amazon and a bunch of film. People can use that if they want. If not we will take it and the extra film on our honeymoon. 

I have been toying with the idea of getting a custom snap chat fitler.. but that is a know your audience type of thing.

Post # 51
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m 25 and I see photobooth pics on Facebook of people my age seeming to have a great time. I think it would get some use.

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