Post # 1
We planned on having a DIY Photo Booth at our wedding. We’re going to use my Mac laptop and print pictures directly after the pictures are taken. I’ve already gotten the software from David Cline and it’s a really nice and easy to use program! I’ve been so excited about having this at our wedding!
The problem: I was watching Four Weddings last night on TLC and the “Hippie Bride” had a DIY Photo Booth which one of the other brides called extremely tacky.
I’m so torn now! Thanks for the help Bees 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I don’t think it’s tacky at all – I plan on having one as well. And even if some people think it’s tacky, so what? If you want to do it, do it!
Post # 4
I don’t see what would be tacky about it. But as for logistics: who is going to operate it and print the pictures?
Post # 5
Sounds like a GREAT idea to me!
Post # 6
Sounds great I would love to have one at mine but budget is small and people around here are to expensivo’. A lot of people love the idea from what I hear. If its tacky then why do a lot of other brides usa them too. If it is then there sure are a lot more tacky brides out there than what I thought. Go for it.
Post # 7
If it’s done well, I think it’s a great idea. My biggest fear for DIYing a faux-tobooth is the lighting problem. A lot of the DIY versions I’ve seen pictures from (even on blogs!) just don’t have the right kind of lighting – and pictures that could be amazing come out mediocre – overexposed, underexposed, dim, blurry…
I think it CAN be done well. Do you have a friend who knows some basics of photography and lighting who can, perhaps, help you set up some good lights, etc.?
Post # 8
I always thought it was fun, and never heard anyone call it tacky until I saw Four Weddings last night!
Post # 9
Thanks Bees!! I feel so much better 🙂
I definitely did NOT think about lighting…so I will get something set up with the person who will be helping with the set up 🙂 My brother will be my tech guy 🙂
Post # 10
it depends on the setup. i agree that the way the hippie bride had it set up it was kinda tacky, but then again, it was a hippie themed wedding! sooooi guess fit?
if done right it can be fine. most “photo booths” are no more than a camera and computer set up anyway….. no one really has the old style boardwalk photos anymore.
Post # 11
My goodness, why have I seen so much of that nasty T word lately? Figure out how to do it well and make it happen, if that’s what you want. Screw t*cky. And that random chick on that random show. No one cares about her opinion anyway.
Post # 12
I think a decent amount of the girls on 4 Weddings seem a little bit snobby (or are edited to seem so – since it always seems like there is someone talking about how something is “tacky”).
I agree with Minutiae I wouldn’t worry about what some random girl thinks. You know your guests – you know if they would enjoy something like that. Plus they know you and if it seems like your type of thing then they’ll appreciate it for that.
Post # 13
Can someone tell me what people could possibly find “tacky” about a photo booth? I mean, they aren’t for me and I’m not having one, but they seem pretty inoffensive.
Post # 14
i don’t think it would be tacky i think it would be cool! i’m not having one but i think its a cool idea.
Post # 15
We had one at our wedding–a very low-tech version, consisting of a guy with a digital camera, a photo backdrop, and a lot of silly props. All the guests seemed to enjoy it, including this one:
Yeah, under the glasses and mustache, it’s a dog.
Post # 16
You have David Kline’s software? I really wanted a photobooth for my wedding but his software doesn’t work for my macbook on OS X. I was so bummed. I think it you set it up with all the right props and the right location, it can be an absolute hit. Have some music playing on your mac, so it doesn’t get forgotten. Or get your DJ to remind people that it’s out there.