(Closed) Creative (cheaper) alternate to a photo booth?

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee

We’re going the extremely low-tech way. We’re having two friends with cameras take photos of all of the guests when they come in. We’ll print them all out twice, once for our guestbook (which we’ll attach to a page I’m going to have them fill out) and once to send to them with the thank you card.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

A few months back someone was talking about making their own….do you all remember that??? Maybe if you search photo booth or home made photo booth it might pop up……?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Miss Gingerbread is DIYing a photo booth – I think she hasn’t blogged about it in detail yet, but maybe she will after their wedding.

Post # 6
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Newbee

How about using a digital camera, and printing out the photos on a mini printer, and then inserting the photos in paper or cardboard frames – something you made yourself.  They had this at a company party of mine – The frames were made out of thick paper and stood up on their own with cheesy messages like "homies forever."  Maybe instead of that you could print your names and the date of the wedding.  Also you can set up a colorful background in the corner and buy cheap props at CVS or something, like wigs and large sunglasses.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was thinking of this also. What I was thinking of doing is covering a canvas in a damask fabric and putting near guest book. And getting someone to take pictures throughout the evening. Or leave a digital camera on the table, and guests will help themselves.

 Of course you wouldn’t have to have a damask background. I would say something that suits your wedding theme!

 

Miss Laura x 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh also if you know someone with the new imac that might trust you with it, there is a program called photo booth on there and built in camera.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

There was an article a while back in Martha Stewart Wedding that used a chalk board (the girl from paper+cup), it is small in the picture, but so cute:

http://www.papercupdesign.com/customservice.html 

The article showed that they but a camera on a tripod and the guest wrote some really cute things. 

There was a another one about a year or so ago that used fabric as the background (the bride was a fabric designer & the theme carried throughout). The invitations are on snippet & ink, top left at:

http://bp3.blogger.com/_oZuFDni50Qs/SGg7ebqsJpI/AAAAAAAACWM/2YsbO2tEEMU/s1600-h/%23133+Raney%27s+Tennessee+Wedding.jpg 

 Not exactly ‘photo booth’ but much more affordable and personally I think just as cute & fun!

  

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

You could also go old school if you don’t have a digital camera and use a polaroid camera. Guests could either take pictures themselves or designate someone to take their pictures. There is a polaroid guestbook that they make where guests can insert their picture and write a comment with it. I would just google it to find the best pricing though.

Post # 11
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Newbee

I remember reading an article in an old readymade about a couple who made their own photo booth hanging up a paper background, setting up a digital camera on a tripod, and leaving a box of silly props nearby.  http://readymademag.com/printarchive/article?id=791 (not sure if this link will work, but it was the issue 21 "The Love Issue" in February ’06, with lots of great wedding ideas) 

I have also been to a wedding that did the polaroid guestbook.  It came out just after the cocktail hour, when everyone was ready to get a little silly.  It was a lot of fun, and would probably be less work as there would be no cost or effort to print out photos later. 

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We had someone walk around and take pictures of guests.  And then bought a Picturemate Dash (for around $130 + ink and paper)  And then just printed out all the photos and people could stick them to these little scrapbook pages we met.  It went off pretty well.  Althought next time I would have had a sign or someone explain to everyone what they were suppose to do so that my sister didn’t have to walk around taking pictures of people!

 (we were going to have a sign originally, we just ran out of time to finish all the small details! oops!  We were also going to hang a sheet so it was a more obviously location for the "booth"  also never got aorund to doing that.)

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