Post # 1
We want to encourage all of our guests to have their picture taken in our “booth” and write us a message, as our guest book. When’s the best time do this? Cocktail hour? Or after dinner at the reception? Ideally we’d have it open all night to maximize participation, but our photographer charges by the hour. How long do you guys think it would take at a wedding of 150 people for everyone to have their photo taken?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
We’re doing the same thing and have the same number of guests. We’re planning on having them setup before the reception and officially open once dinner service is over. We want to keep it open pretty much the whole time we’re there. I know it will take a lot of people some time to warm up to the idea and the longer you have it open, the more candid and interesting the shots with become (especially with an open bar!). So, we’ll hire one out that will stay the longest possible. I think our photographer might be setting ours up for us, so that should make it easier too!
Post # 4
Have you ever seen this software:
You wouldn’t need anyone taking the pictures and you could let it go all night!
Post # 5
we are having our booth run for an hour during cocktails, break during dinner, and run for three hours afterwards. With 150 guests, we hope that will give people enough time to make several visits, as we have unlimited pics.
Post # 6
We are having ours for 3 hours starting at 8:00 pm.
Post # 7
We always set up the photobooth after dinner. If you’re limited on hours, 2 should be enough, especially if there is an announcement that photobooth time is limited. Just be sure that you don’t have too many other events happening during those two hours-the photobooth won’t get much attention when you’re cutting the cake, doing the first dance, etc.
I also like the idea of cocktail hour to give guests something to do, but I have no personal experience to relate for you.
Post # 8
We are having about 85 guests and we are going to run the booth during our cocktail hour in between the ceremony and the reception.
Post # 9