How popular are photobooths?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: tell me what you think about photobooths at weddings...
    They're super fun : (52 votes)
    26 %
    They're overdone : (7 votes)
    4 %
    They're not worth it : (8 votes)
    4 %
    I had one or will have one at my wedding : (45 votes)
    23 %
    I've been to a wedding in the past year that had one : (18 votes)
    9 %
    I will NOT have one at my wedding : (11 votes)
    6 %
    I have NOT been to a wedding in the past year that had one : (31 votes)
    16 %
    I wish I could have, or had had, one at my wedding! : (13 votes)
    7 %
    They're worth it only if you have the money : (15 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @red_rose:  I know you really want one, and I think they are fun, but I do think they are getting a little overdone.  It seems like every recap I’ve seen lately has had one, or a faux-to-booth. 

    Post # 4
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    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love them! The last wedding I went to had one… It was so, so, so much fun it convinced Fiance and I to have one too!!

    I know they seem overdone in wedding blog land, but I truly believe that anyone who is not planning a wedding is really not up to date on all of these trends. I have a feeling it won’t be overdone for our guests… Especially those who haven’t attended any weddings recently.

    I say go for it if you want one.

    Post # 5
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    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I haven’t been to one with a booth.

    I would LOVE to have one if it was in our budget!

    Post # 6
    Member
    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I had one at my wedding and it was a highlight.  As for are they overdone:  they are done a lot, it seems, and guests that typically go to a lot of weddings will be familiar with them.  IMO, the more familiar they are, the funnier the pictures get!!  I don’t consider them ‘so overdone’ that they lose their ‘fun’.  They may not be considered an ‘original’ idea – but what IS original when it comes to weddings, anyway?!  🙂

     

    Post # 7
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    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have never in real life seen one done, and I think THAT is the best guage for how popular/well known they are in your area.

    On the boards and blogs, yes they are so-soSO over done like PP mentioned they seem to be everywhere–but just remember photoshoots for blogs and what happens on the boards isn’t really ‘real life’ (sure it’s real for those recapping it, but unless you know them personally/live in their city, not really applicable for YOU).

     

    That being said, we’re kind of doing a faux-to-booth. Nothing too silly or prop-tastic (still not sold on the moustaches on sticks thing), but having an instant camera next to the thumbrpint tree for guest s to use for portraits etc.

    Post # 9
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i had one at my wedding – and i think they seem overdone on the boards, but i have never actually been to a wedding that had one

    i loved it and my guests loved it! and it wasnt expensive – i was quote 795 for 4 hours to rent one – we built ours and it cost about 150 bucks…for pvc pipe, curtains, photobooth app, paper, ink and props….

     

    Post # 10
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    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’ve never heard of them until I came on here.

    Post # 11
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    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    OMG. everyone is going to hate me for this.

    My photog is offering me a free photobooth. I don’t think I want it. They make me nervous…

    Post # 12
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    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I’ve only seen them done once. It was fun! But I don’t really want one at my wedding.

    Post # 13
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    1325 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve never been to a wedding that had one… but I haven’t been to many weddings.

    I plan on having one years from now even though they will be out of style. I think activities for guests to do besides dancing are a great idea. AND depending on how you set it up, the photos can make great keepsakes for the guests. You can add cheap props to fit your theme and make it really fun.

    For instance. I’m having a winter wedding and for our props I’m going to put out a box of scarves, a top hat or two, a monocle, a fake cardinal bird, maybe fake mugs of hot cocoa and anything else I can think of to make it match.

    Post # 14
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @.twist.: DO IT! DO IT! seriously – you will not regret – everyone from the kiddos to the grandparents love it and the pictures are priceless! ESPECIALLY when taken by a photographer – did you see Mrs. Cardigans most recent blog? go check out her photobooth pics. they are great!

    Post # 15
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We really wanted to have one (of the DIY variety) but we ran out of time.  The morning of our wedding I set up my laptop (a Mac) to run its photobooth app during out wedding.  It was super low-budget, but our guests could sit in front of the laptop and take a picture of themselves.  Even though we didn’t have any props or anything, our guests had a lot of fun with our DIY photobooth, and we absolutely loved flipping through the pictures the day after our wedding.  People even fashioned their own props to use in the photos.  I’d say it was totally worth it, although I’m not sure if I would feel the same if we had dropped $1000+ on a fancy photobooth.

    Post # 16
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’ve only ever seen them online. I wish I had done one! I think it would be so much fun to go to a wedding with one!

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