(Closed) Has anyone’s photobooth tanked?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How did your guests like your photobooth?
    Everyone LOVED it and we got tons of pics : (14 votes)
    78 %
    It was okay, mostly the younger crowd used it : (3 votes)
    17 %
    Almost no one knew what it was and we only got a few pics : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Ours didn’t even get set up. And the girl I had that was supposed to do the pics ended up being MIA for most of the reception. I was so pissed when I realized it, but the photogs went and got all the props and people used them throughout the reception. We still got great pics, even tho the photo booth was a bust

    Post # 4
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    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I am planning on having one, and was thinking the same thing…………  I agree with the guests are not frequenting these blogs like us crazed brides, and I never even heard of it till here.  I think it will be a fun experience.  Every wedding I have been to, I have sat there almost the whole time til I was drunk enough to get up and shake my ass.  So I am hoping this will occupy my guests and make a lasting impression of their time with us…………………??

    Post # 5
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    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I was worried about this, too.  Then I looked at the camera we used for it the next day, and their were over 300 pictures!  We had around 100 guests, from little kids to little old ladies.  I was really suprised by how many people jumped in.  Only a handful of people didn’t participate.    Everyone really loved it, and we have sooo many hilarious pictures to enjoy from it!

    Post # 6
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    5784 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Our guests loved it! Even the older crowd used it (some of them didn’t really get it though haha)

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have been to one wedding with a photobooth, and one with a fauxtobooth. They both seemed pretty popular, but can I say I think the fauxtobooth (with just a blank screen and props) was better?

    The one we went to with a real booth – it was a family affair, so 8 of us went together and we weren’t able to get pics of all of us together. We SQUEEZED four people in one time, and that was it.

    I am vacillating on this – I am not a big fan myself, but everyone seems to LOVE them. We may try to do the screen with a camera on a tripod – we have a pretty good camera setup that has a remote trigger, so we may do a “self-serve” one if possible.

    To the point of your inquiry, I think it will be very popular – that’s the whole reason we’re thinking about it!

    Post # 8
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    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @MrsSl82be: thats awesome that your photographers took the initiative!! 

    Every wedding I have been to with a photobooth has went really well it was a huge hit, but I think that it depends on how old your crowd is. etc. 

    Post # 9
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    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Every wedding I’ve been to with a photobooth always has a line so that’s a good indicator.  The only one I went to that was somewhat strange was a fauxtobooth that just had a backdrop and a camera on a tripod.  There was no one there to take your picture, any remote taker or a printer.  Basically there was a table for props and you had to find someone to take your picture.  So while we got tagged in some pictures on FB, it was kind of a bummer that we didn’t get a print to take with us.  Still fun though.

    Post # 10
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    584 posts
    Busy bee

    I chose the first option on your poll, and overall it was a hit but not everyone loved it. Those who used it (all ages, including up to grandparents) thought it was really fun, but some people seemed to think they were…too cool for it? Which pisses me off a little since that was our sign in, but what can ya do? Not have record of them being present, that’s what! Ours was a professionally manned fauxtobooth, not an old school photobooth, FYI.

    *edited* to clarify the first sentence

    Post # 11
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    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’ve been to 3 weddings with a fauxtobooth in the last couple of years (including our own) and they’ve always been a huge hit. Darling Husband and I are occasional photographers and recently began offering a fauxtobooth service complete with prints made on the spot. Darling Husband was hired for a wedding this weekend and he was supposed to work from 8:30-12:30. It was so popular that I needed to go and help him out and he was paid until 2 AM! Guests were of all age ranges and a lot of the parents in the crowd wanted multiple prints of themselves and their children. 

    Post # 12
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    375 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @MUI831: Those are good points. I was thinking of sending a print to people with their thank you cards, but they wouldn’t get to take them with immediately.

    Post # 13
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    1555 posts
    Bumble bee

    One wedding I went to, it definitely got used and was just a blank background and you got to take a print with you.

    The second wedding I was at, half the props were being worn around the reception so I have no idea if the photobooth was a success. But it was OK because this was a group of comedians who thought the props were awesome, so I doubt the bride and groom minded.

    Post # 14
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    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @baliahi1029: we sent them in a little paper photo frame with their thank you’s about a month after the wedding.  we also created an online fb album for them to view (almost everyone in these pics were on fb, so it was easier than flikr).  everyone loved seeing other guests photos in the fb album, and really appreciated the print & photo frame w/ their thank you.  we had over 300 pics, and no one minded not having a physical pic to take home right then.  i loved not having to lug a computer, monitor and printer to the venue!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I went to a wedding last month with a faux photobooth, and the groomsmen literally took people to the photobooth and forced us to get pictures taken.  NO THANKS.  That was not fun!!!

    Post # 16
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    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We had a photo booth (manned by a photographer) and love the pictures we got from it!  We used it for our guest book, so we requested everyone take a normal picture and one with crazy props.  We didn’t have the ability to print on site, but we gave the link to the website for downloading in our thank you’s.  We used the pictures for our guest book, which 11 months later, I’ve finally just finished compiling.  I also posted the pictures on facebook, and literally everyone who was at the wedding used a picture for their profile picture, which was fun to see.  The normal pictures turned out to be really nice portraits that looked like they were taken in a studio.  Here are a couple shots I love and a picture of what the set up looked like (I promise we really do love eachother!  lol):  

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