(Closed) From the perspective of the guest: Are photobooths still the hotness?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We did one at our Rehearsal Dinner (we invited all our guests, since almost everyone had to travel 1.5-14 hours)

It was a TOTAL hit! Everyone LOVED it!

Post # 33
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I prefer the large sheet/fabric, whatever back drop with props and a camera to the tiny ass photo booth’s and I’ve been to weddings with both. I definitely go into them but I don’t like the little ones. I think you can get funnier and cooler shots in the large back drop “photo booth” set ups.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Xu:  I think everyone loves photo booths! At our wedding we did FLIP BOOKS and everyone LOVED them! I mean, one of our guests kept his in his pocket to show people at work for a week! Several guests kept them in their living room to show off. People really enjoyed them! 🙂 

We used Clowning Around Entertainment and loved them! They said the printed more photo books at our wedding than any other they had ever done!  http://www.chicagoparent.com/resources/birthday-parties/rentals/clowning-around-entertainment,-inc

http://www.iloveflipbooks.com

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Xu: Yay date twins!

In my opinion, I don’t like photobooths.  Lately you see lots of ‘distractions’ available at wedding receptions.  Photobooths, different “bars” -cottom candy, popcorn, characatures, props, games… it’s not a carnival, it’s your wedding!!  If you wan’t your guests to dance, I say save the money, and let your guests enjoy an amazing time with great music and an open bar! 

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’re having one. I love them and think they’re fun. I like them because it’s something that you can participate in if you want to, but no one is forced to take their picture in it.

 

 

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am not a fan of the photo booth…..

  1. I have seen more people on line to take a picture than on the dance floor….
  2. has been done enough that just about every person has experienced a photo booth at a wedding
  3. camera phones and digital cameras provide enough access for guests to take photos of themselves and each other
  4. simply just a distraction.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Xu:  I think they are over done and not necessarily quality photos you want to keep. As a guest, they are ok but I would rather they spend the money on something else.

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Love them! I’ll be having one at my wedding.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have to agree with the bees who aren’t fans of photo booths.  They’re just “meh” for me.  Passé.  But you know your guests best.  If you think they’ll enjoy it, go for it. 

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

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@LynnSnow:  nope, you are not alone. I think eww! Sharing costume items is gross. I also think about lice and bed bugs lol! So I usually only use the boa during picture taking. I have been to 3 weddings within the last year or so and each had one that I was dragged into!

 

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@Xu: I don’t think I want a photo booth although the photographer has offered me one. It would be an unboxed photo booth…one with a photo backdrop. like I mentioned to other bee above every wedding I have been to recently has had one. So its getting old…especially standing in the line. I am thinking about doing a candy/dessert buffet as I haven’t see too many of those. As the bride I wouldn’t have time being pulled into it, everyone is going to want to get into the photo booth with the bride. And I don’t know how many times you are going to look back at those pictures.

 

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes love the photo booth!!!!!!

Post # 43
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Honey bee

Eh?  If you’re having a large group, I’d consider it. My sister had 224 at her wedding, so it was worth it, dollar-wise. About 2/3 of the people used it, some multiple times. They provided a much bigger photo album, than was needed, probably because the company thought more would use it. I’m not having one for mine – half as many guests. I’ve seen them at about half the weddings I’ve attended recently. I’m a bit over photobooths; you have to check the quality of the prints first – some look like they were photocopied.

Post # 44
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Helper bee

I hate the photobooth thing. It just feels like such forced fun. Especially if someone in your circle has already done it before. It was fun the first time I saw one, but now they just feel forced.

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We’re having one- in fact it’s the first thing I booked, lol!  Priorities, right?  But I love a wedding with things to “do” besides dance (even though I love dancing, don’t get me wrong).  It’s also something my fiance and I have always had fun doing- photo booths at weddings, amusement parks, etc…  We have a million strips on our fridge.

For the record, my mom has heard me talk about photo booths at weddings and totally didn’t get it/ was pretty dismissive of the idea- until I dragged her to a bridal show last month where we got to test out several from different vendors.  The two of us had so much fun being silly for pictures and laughing at the results, she was fully on board with the idea and we booked one that very day!

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