Post # 1
I really have been seriously thinking of having a DIY photo booth. I have found many cute little props, etc to use for funny pictures. I was thinking of using the Polaroid 300 Insant film camera and having a scrapbook they can put a picture in and leave a message….
I’m really on the fence about this, and I’m not sure if it will look hokey because it’s DIY… But we CANNOT afford to pay $2,000 for a real one.
Anyone done it before?
Post # 3
I haven’t, but we are going to have one too during the cocktail hour. We (and by we I mean my fiancé ) will be building something like this in out colors:
Post # 4
@BurlapAndLace: I LOVE that! So very cute! Somehow when i posted this two posts were made. People have posted on the other too, and I saw one bride had done something very similar to this!
Post # 5
do you have a laptop with a webcam? check out http://www.sparkbooth.com
That is the software Fiance and I are using on our photobooth
Fiance actually built a photobooth out of curtainsand pvc pipe – we have tested out the program and it works great – they just have press the space bar and it takes 4 pics back to back and prints instantly. oh! and you can put like G and A and your wedding date on the pictures it prints..all together i think it cost us around 150-175 for software, pvc pipe, curtains printing paper and props.
Post # 6
OMG!! i love the idea of a DIY photobooth and im sure you can end up saving a lot too!! mrs tobe if the guy you consulted with for a professional photobooth is charging you $2k then maybe you could consult with http://www.entertainoz.com.au/ and get a quote from them as well..if not then the DIY photobooth is a really good idea..best of luck for wedding..cheers
Post # 7
WOW!! $2,000 for a photo booth? We were lucky to get one for $645 for 6 hours Unlimited photos.
I applaud all of you DIY people. I had all the time in the world but I have no artistic talent. I love the one you posted as you inspiration.
Post # 8
Does your photographer work with a second shooter/assistant? If so, maybe you can ask the second photographer to man the photo booth. That’s what we did… the tradeoff is that guests didn’t get instant photos, but they were professionally shot and I plan to send them copies with the thank you cards. Here are a few pics:
Post # 9
I would love to do a DIY photobooth! The cheapest around here is $1200 for 4 hours!
Post # 10
We did a very simple DIY photobooth that was a big hit with our guests. Details are at this link.
Post # 11
I’m having one, but it’s a package deal with my photographer – I get it for the night for $300! So it isn’t DIY but if it was thousands i would have attempted a DIY one 🙂