(Closed) Lighting or a photobooth?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Lighting or a photobooth?
    Lighting : (23 votes)
    35 %
    Photobooths : (43 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I personally would prefer the photobooth because then you would have so many more memories and photos from your day!  People will still be taking photos during the reception regardless of the uplighting or not, and chances are they will be using flashes and other settings that will negate the effects of the lighting.  You photographer will likely be the only one who will utilize the lighting.  I just think in terms of memories and remembering your day, the photobooth will do more for that – plus you can use it as a favor for your guests (they can take their photo with them) which might save you money elsewhere.  We are doing the photobooth and so excited for it!  Our guests can take the photo that prints out and we will get everything on a DVD after!

    Post # 4
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    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I chose the uplighting. But that’s based on the fact that I believe that uplighting can transform the look of a room. If you already have a phenomenal looking ballroom, then I would go for the photobooth.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I vote for the photobooth!  Photobooths will provide memories of your friends and family that will last forever.  No one will notice uplighting and it will be forgettable to most people.  Personally, I’d rather have cute fun photos of my guests than pretty pictures of my venue.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Have you thought about DIYing both? you can order uplights online for around $15 bucks each and you do your own photobooth if you really want both. But I had to chose just one I would pick the photobooth ! 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I honestly said lighting…. It really and truly makes an event unforgettable.  You could always go the DIY route (check laylabelle’s photobooth)… and grab tons of props after halloween and just get one of those digital camera printers with your digi camera.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I love the look of lighting so I’d personally rather have that if it was in my budget and between that and a photobooth.  It looks absolutely amazing and gorgeous in pictures.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    Go with the photobooth. They’re so much fun.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    From a photographers standpoint- lighting. You can set up a DIY photobooth for under 100 bucks.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We had a photobooth at our wedding, and it was awesome. We got so many fantastic pictures of our goofball friends, and I absolutely love scrolling through them. We provided props (feather boa, fake arm, pirate hat and eyepatch, dry erase board, etc) and everyone definitely put them to good use. Plus, years from now, when I look at our pictures, I suspect I’ll be way more interested in seeing who was there, not the lighting we used.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    @redherring: It’s odd you said youre more interested in who is attending- I said that after our wedding  After two years I’m finally going through and re-editing our photos (I’m finally going to make an album and order some prints) I thought when we got married I’d be more interested in who attended our wedding- but two years later I don’t care as much who was there. That probably sounds bad, but I’m more interested in photos of our immediate families, us, and elements of our day. Maybe it’s because during the planning process we were so focused on our guests having a good time we kind of minimized the wedding aspect of our day. I’m curious if other brides who have been married for awhile feel the same.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @maureen9004: We didn’t really have that many people attend who were immediate family. Out of 108 guests, 14 of them were family, 5 on my side and 9 on my husband’s side. On the other hand, the friends who attended are primarily people we’ve known for years, to the point where we might not be related by blood, but they’re closer to being family than most of our actual relatives. And really, our guests are what made the reception wonderful. We wrote our ceremony and vows, and I could definitely see the value in printing that on archival quality paper for reminiscing purposes. But for our reception, my favorite aspects were things our guests did, rather than what everything looked like.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    As someone who works with theatrical lighting. I never ever notice it at a wedding. Uplighting? It doesn’t do it for me. So I voted for the photobooth. But only you know what you want for your venue. 

    But if you do go with lighting please please check with your venue first. At a wedding I helped on recently we did the uplighting. The groom hadn’t checked with the venue that it was ok. It blew the fuse to half the building and then they said we weren’t allowed to put them on because it didn’t comply with their fire safety regulations. We went without – honestly? I didn’t notice and I can promise nobody else did either.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would go with the uplighting. Photobooth sure are fun and all but I am sure you will be paying more for maybe an hour or two, while the uplighting will transform the room and add a feel to it and to your decor and it will last all night.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    personally, as a guest i would definitely notice the photobooth and have a good time using it, but i really never notice lighting.

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