(Closed) DIY “Photobooth” Props

posted 11 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I would say so and it sounds so cute and so  much fun! Great job on getting some awesome props

Post # 4
23 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow that’s great!

I’ll save your post because it’ll give me ideas for my own photobooth 🙂

Post # 5
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I second that, I’m definitely keeping this bookmarked so that I have it handy for my photobooth. 🙂

Post # 6
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

In our props box:

  • long stemmed rose (made with feathers)
  • stick on mustaches
  • stick on eyebrows
  • empty champagne bottle (this is awesome, get the ornate Segura Viudas)
  • feather fan
  • Hulk hands
  • fedora
  • bubbles (left over from our own wedding)
  • many many many sunglasses, goofy clear lens glasses
  • small baseball bat
  • eye patches (kids looooooove these) and we bought them wholesale so they can just take them when they’re done

  • we used to have a fake knife but my husband made me take it out…”inappropriate for a wedding” lol

I think that’s it! I’d say about half of the people actually use props, and half just come in and do cute stuff on their own.

Post # 7
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think I’m doing just the vintage hats.  I’m setting it up around an old 1940’s Buick car that is on display at the venue.  So I’m hoping people can get creative enough with the car and the hats.

Post # 8
15 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

Sounds like you are on top of it all!  You have some great props.  Just be sure not to allow any props that will fully cover your guests faces (like a cardboard cut-out face). Learn from my previous mistakes….

Post # 9
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

You guys are SO creative!!  I love this post!

Just to add to the list…. What about wigs or fro’s?  

Post # 10
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

That sounds like SO MUCH FUN! Now I want to do a photobooth. 😉

Post # 12
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow, this is an awesome idea! We were thinking of doing a photo booth but adding props is a great idea!! I will have to write that one down! Glad to hear it was such a great success!

Post # 13
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Pirate props? I think I just died a little… how arrrrrrrrgh-some! lol okay, I’m cheesy & dumb!

Please show us some of the photos from your photobooth 2dBride!

Post # 15
4 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE PHOTO BOOTH PHOTOS, also a few other things I would like to get your opinions on IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME?

I am the one having our 50th anniversary “SOCK HOP” after the first of the year.  I am having a photo booth too, and have gathered some 50’s props.. (Elvis stuff..glasses, sideburns,, poodle skirts with velcro, cat eye glasses, grease stuff, etc.) need elvis wigs..   I have gathered quite a lot of 50’s items/decor .. pink/black & white already…   I would like to have (if I can afford them),18 Pepto Bismol pink tablecloths to the floor with Black  overlays,  and I bought pink PB rose petals to sprinkle over the black overlays  and then I have 18 white wooden gazebos (about 12 inches tall and 8 inches in diameter) (they sit on a grass/twigs”? wreath with large PB pink colored flowers all around the base) with 3X4 inch pics of our original wedding photos in the 6 gazebo windows.  I will print the photos on that “see thru paper” (forgot the name) , and there are battery operated lights inside the little gazebos that will make our photos light up..   When I finish them, I will post a photo if anyone would like to see them…also, what do you think about this arrangement girls?  instead of the ROUND  tables that I had preferred.. (My 6 grandkids are very talented musically,  18 year old is a guitarist, and has his own band,  16 year old granddaughter is 2nd runnerup as arizona’s most talented teen .she has a beautiful voice, 14 yr. grandson is a wonderful pianist, 20 yr.granddau a guitarist,12 yr old sings & is a dancer,& other 15 yr old sings beautifully too….so I am all set as they are taking care of our program for us by themselves. They will do some  50’s music,, and my son has a good friend who is a 50’s DJ.. so we are very fortunate.) sorry for blabbing on about my grandkids!  well  as they will be onstage performing..as our huge church hall has a large stage ..what do you think about my having OBLONG tables in a “fan type of arrangement” all facing towards the stage? 

We are having a 50’s malt shop with 4 teens dressed in black slacks, white shirts, black bow ties, and I found black aprons for them to wear.  I got  their hats at the in & out Hamburger place too,, they will serve our guests root beer floats, sundaes, ice cream cones & sodas , and then instead of a 3 or 4 tiered cupcake tree.. I thought I would have cookies..on the tiers.. need to find a tree or make one myself.. our celebration will be on a saturday  afternoon from 2-5 p.m.  so I don’t need to have any other food DO I??  what do you girls  think?  at first I thought I would have “Hound Dogs” but then decided I may not need to go to that expense too,,??? DO I?? most everyone there will know each other as after all these years our kids friends and their children will be coming too  as our house used to be the “teenage hangout” so we have kept in touch with lots of these kids and their families.   now for the thing that is bothering me the most…::    

  I want our guests  (probably 200+)  to have a copy of their photo as a favor gift, and also  I want one for our “wedding keepsake album” .  I had thought about having my photographer friend take the pics, to a cd, and then they could go online and get theirs from her, but  I don’t want to do this as they should not have to pay for their favors.   She is a new photographer but very good and I had thought she could maybe obtain a little business for herself.,  but have decided against doing this as I feel it is not in good taste..   Do you agree with me???  however, How can I do this without it costing me a lot??  What kind of equipment will I need besides a digital camera?? and how can I have the photographer give them their copies right then??  Also, I thought We would have a reception line with our vintage wedding clothes on, with our 5 kids & 6 grandkids for the first 45 minutes, (there are friends coming that we haven’t seen in over 25 years) & I want to be sure to greet each one and that way we won’t miss anyone..and by then the guests will have had their ice cream stuff, then we will do a quick change into our 50’s costumes, and be ready for the program and the dj dancing fun.. my girlfriend is a dancing instructor and will teach the stroll/jitterbug/etc.  Should we do the program first and then have the dancing???  On the invites, we have encouraged everyone that wants to, to wear 50’s outfits. and we are enclosing a halfsheet of paper with costume ideas for the guests.  I also have 30 large pink flamingos on long sticks that I will put into buckets and wrap the buckets with silver paper that I have and tie a large black bow on them, and I will place them on either sides of our wedding arch, as I don’t have anything else, or will it look too tacky???  our kids & grandkids will be dressed in their 50’s clothing.. any other ideas for a cheap backdrop?? okay I am thru blabbing on..

thanks for any help..

Post # 16
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Here are some inspiration photos that include some of the props I told you guys about.

We picked up lots of great stuff at Halloween sales last year-so hit up stores late this week or right after.

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