Post # 1
I need your opinions. Our wedding is from 12-4pm on a Sunday afternoon. The ceremony starts at 12:30 and will end around 12:45. We’re definitely having karaoke at the reception instead of the special dances. Fiance hates dancing so we’re singing a duet, and my father and I will also be singing a duet. It won’t necessarily be a karaoke free-for-all as we’ll already have scheduled in the people who want to sing way ahead of time. However, I’m thinking for those people who don’t want to sing/don’t care for karaoke, should we add a photo booth? Or is that too many things happening all at once? There will be around 60 guests.
I was thinking of saving the karaoke part of the day for the last hour of the reception (3-4pm), with the photo booth open from cocktail hour through brunch and dancing (12:45-3:00; ending at 3pm as not to distract from the singers) but between 1:15-2:00 we’ll all be eating, giving toasts, cutting the cake, etc., and I’m not sure if an hour (2-3pm) of the photo booth is even worth it.
What do you ladies think?
(Just a little note: I politely request not offering opinions on having karaoke to begin with. Every couple and wedding is unique and for us it’s non-negotiable. Thank you!)
Post # 2
I was going to say photo booth only until I saw that you were definitely having karaoke no matter what. I think a photo Booth would be a great escape for those that are not interested in karaoke!
Post # 3
We did karaoke for the last hour of our reception, super fun. Those that didnt want to sing had a kick out of watching everybody else! If you have the funds to do both I say go for it!
Post # 4
I also was going to say photo booth instead of karaoke, but if you are doing karaoke for sure, the photo booth is a good idea for those that have no interest in participating (or listening/watching) others do karaoke.
Post # 5
Well, I don’t really see a photo booth as an “activity.” I usually spend about two minutes in it. But I do think this might be too much for such a small wedding. Why not save money and set up a selfie station instead?
Post # 6
Some of your guests may not be into Karaoke but I don’t think your guests would be doing photo booth while you have your special show. I would even consider it very unpolite if guests would be off to take goofy pictures while you sing. Especially if it is instead of dances. Oh and if you have a photobooth people might not onlygo there for some fun but start mingeling and walking around while you do karaoke. And who wants to sing for an audience that’s not there to listen & watch?
Are people supposed to sit and watch while karaoke or will there be dancingbto the sound of karaoke? Will after you and Hubby and you and dad be a looooot of people singing? If it’s going on for 30+ minutes you might want to offer something else to do.
Post # 7
maymrswinks: To each his own, but personally I wouldn’t like being forced to sit and watch karaoke for an hour+. I also think jamming so much into a 4 hour reception is going to be overwhelming. By all means do your special songs, but I wouldn’t expect a lot of people to jump into karaoke at 3 in the afternoon. Having said that; you know your group better than any of us do! I wouldn’t do both a photo booth and karaoke, but how about a selfie station? What about other activities for the people who aren’t interested in karaoke? Have a fun wedding either way!
Post # 8
I’m curious about how exactly the karaoke will work – if basically the whole time is going to be people singing who signed up in advance, then it seems more like a performance you are requiring people to watch rather than a fun activity for your guests. Am I misunderstanding?
Post # 9
Personally I would do one probably just the photo booth, but that’s just me! If you can swing it and wanna do both then go for it!
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2016 - Little Chapel of Flowers
I wouldn’t feel obligated to have a photo booth, but if you want one I don’t see a problem with both. I love the idea karaoke. We are having an after party with karaoke. Neither of us dance, so it seems like a good option.
Post # 11
if you’re dead set on karaoke, then have the photo booth too. a lot of people do not enjoy karaoke and it would be nice to give them something they can do during that time.
Post # 12
I don’t think you really need “entertainment” for a four hour wedding. I’d rather chat with people.
I see you want to do karaoke that’s fine if it’s the type of thing you guys love. But please, for the sake of those of us who can’t stand it, get a seperate room. Example: My cousin asked us all out to karaoke the night before his wedding – I had gracefully bowed out only to be outvoted by my ride. I hated every single minute of it. I could not keep a happy or neutral face, I was so miserable. I don’t get joy from listening to bad singers and I’m not great at singing myself, so won’t do it except around people I am VERY comfortable with.
So have another room where people who enjoy it can go and people who don’t won’t have to try to look happy about it. If you don’t, people like me will probably leave. Ugh, I’m such a killjoy, I’m sorry! But I really feel strongly about it based on my own experiences. Photobooth – meh, never been to a wedding with that, probably too self-conscious to do much more than smile or smooch my husband. No fake mustaches for me!
Post # 13
As a guest I would probably pick neither but if I had to I would choose the photo booth. It is easy to ignore a photobooth, karaoke not so much unless you leave the building.
Post # 14
I accidentally clicked the wrong one on the poll because the wording threw me off.
I think think both are fine and fun! Def not too much going on. People will wander in and out of photobooth through out the day.
I see no reason to pick one over the other.
Post # 15
peridot456: Oooh, I like that idea. Thank you!