Post # 1
I won a photobooth for an hour at our reception!! I’m SO excited… I’ve never won anything before!
So, now I need the bees…. when should we have the booth at our reception? I don’t want it in between the wedding and reception because we’re doing all of our photography prior to the reception, so we won’t have a full hour between for people to use it.
I feel like the best time would be right after dinner because then people can come and go if they don’t want to dance or whatever.
But, what do you think? Has anyone ever done a photobooth? When did most people use it? How do you let people know it’s available? I’ve never seen it done at any weddings I’ve been to (and I was REALLY hoping to do it at ours!!) and I don’t know how to let people know it’s available.
Post # 3
wow that is SO exciting! I’d say maybe during the cocktail hour?
Post # 5
That’s awesome!!! I’m totally jealous!!!! I think after dinner is a great idea. I would ask your MC to make an announcement though so everyone knows it’s there and where it is.
Post # 6
I agree with the after dinner part – Fiance and I aren’t big dancers, so we basically sit at the table watching other people dance. it would have been fun to have something else to do like a photobooth!!! Congrats, I’m going to try and get one for our wedding too, they look like so much fun!
Post # 7
So fun, Id love to have one!! my friend had one for her entire wedding… I honestly wasnt paying attention to when people used it most but depending on your timing of your reception I would do it after dinner…
Post # 8
We had a photo booth at our wedding (after dinner) and it was a gigantic hit. There is no way that 1 hour would be enough… are you sure they’re not giving you the hour to get you to book the rest of the time?
I think this is totally subject to the number of guests you have… we had 130ish and it was packed (with a LINE) the entire night. Everyone from my grandma to my (too-short-to-see-her) baby cousin got in the booth.
It was definitely a highlight…
and I just don’t see an hour being long enough at all.
Oh, and the children make sure everyone know it’s there… just make sure you sit some kids around it, it will draw enough attention on it’s own 😉
Post # 9
i agree to have it after dinner. it will give the non-dancers something to do (and i’m sure the dancers will be excited to use it as well). definitely have your DJ/MC make some sort of announcement so people know it is there (and that it’s only there for an hour, so they don’t think they can wait until later)
Post # 10
@stefanieastronaut: There is the option to get another 2 hours, but we can’t afford it. I know not everyone will be able to do it, but I am thinking that hopefully as many people as possible will be able to.
Is it a bad idea to just have it for an hour? I have no idea because I’ve never seen one actually done.
Post # 11
I think, if it were me, I would have it during the cocktail hour so it is a more deliberate timing… 1 hour to 1 hour = perfect.
They will have to break that thing down/wheel it out/whatever and that might send the “party’s over” message to your reception guests.
Plus, I think putting it during the cocktail hour eliminates the need for a formal announcement (regarding time issues)
Post # 12
P.S – It makes me so mad that there is an “option” for more time… it’s like… such wedding BS that everyone is trying to make money off you every second of the entire day. 🙁
Like, they’re already gonna be there & all set up, you seriously can’t just be awesome & stay the whole time?? They should just make you pay for the photo paper or something.
Post # 13
@stefanieastronaut: I know, right? Seriously wedding vendors, just make our day pretty and be nice to us….
I almost wish we were doing a cocktail hour because it would be so much easier that way. But, we’re not doing hor d’oeuvres, (because of money, hence the pictures beforehand and the resulting no cocktail hour haha).
Hmm… I guess we’ll have to reconsider our options and figure it out. Either way, it’ll be there and it’ll be fun for whoever can do it!
Post # 14
Hmmmm, maybe consider putting it by the front door as the very frst thing your guests will see/do? Get things off to a fun start!
I agree it will be a total blast! The best part is, you get to take home the pictures that night!