(Closed) DIY Photobooth

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@born2teachuga:  Do you have an iPad or computer with a camera? You could always set one up and use a photobooth program to allow guests to take pictures. My Fiance and I are planning on doing that, and I have seen pictures of similar set ups done at other weddings. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No suggestions sorry, I just want to be updated on this thread. 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

@MissStumptown:  there are such programs?? This may sound silly, but do you have to press a button to take a picture?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

No ideas, just want to follow thread

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Nic01:  Yes, there definitely are. I’m an Apple girl, so I really only know what programs are available for Apple products, but all the ones I’ve used just require a simple click of a mouse on a big button, similar to the button you’d press in a real photobooth. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

There are modern Polaroid instant-print cameras. We’re using those for our guestbook, and taking a pic for the guestbook and a pic for the guests, so it’s a little like a photobooth but not entirely. You can google to find reviews on the best ones! Also, for ours, even with a 200 guest wedding, camera + film is still going to come out significantly cheaper than even the cheapest photobooth I could find.

eta: This is the one with the best reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-INSTAX-Instant-Photo-Camera/dp/B002YOVF90/ref=zg_tr_291227_2 You WILL need a lot of extra batteries though since I think each battery set does 30 pictures.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

There are several bees who have done this:

 

Side Pony: DIY Photo Booth

DIY Photobooth Board

How to DIY Your Very Own Photo Booth

You can also google search “DIY photo booth” and you’ll come up with a lot of results. In fact, there is a great instructable about it!

http://offbeatbride.com/2010/08/diy-photo-booth

http://www.instructables.com/id/The-DIY-Photobooth-with-Lighting-Control/

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Wedding-Photo-Booth/

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@kbiceling:  wow – thank you!! must have a read,

 @MissStumptown:  using our new ipad may be an idea – which is the best program that you would recommend?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Nic01: The three best I’ve used are Pocketbooth, Incredibooth, and Picibooth. All are nice, but I liked Pocketbooth the best, since you could customize it to make have more of an old school photobooth feel.

Pocketbooth and Incredibooth are $1 each, and Picibooth is free. I’d recommend just downloading all three and experimenting with all of them to find which you like. Also, as long as you have wifi, I believe all of the programs let you upload all the pictures to Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter. Hooray for technology!

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