(Closed) Lower-key options than "traditional" photo booth…

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

There are apps that everyone can install on their phones and take pictures of the event with them… they all go into a big gallery for all to see.
I can’t remember what it’s called!!
(wedding snap maybe? Can’t get on the website to check)

Can you rent an actual photobooth? Or is that what won’t fit into your venue?
The last wedding I went to, they put the photobooth in the hallway! It was a one-event venue though, not sure about yours. 🙂

Post # 4
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am actually doing a photo guest book.  I have 3 open frames to where guests can chose which one they want, hold it up in front of their faces, and my photographer will snap a picture.  I’m also having pens and cards out on the side for them to write a message.  This will be something fun they can do and I get a guest book out of it.

Post # 5
6835 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We’re making one of these plywood fake Polaroid frames and hanging it up next to a big basket full of funny props.  (Wigs, feather boas, goofy sunglasses, etc.)  Decided it’s too much of a pain to actually provide the camera, but guests at weddings always have cameras or their phone, so people can just take their own pictures.  (Then we’ll try to get people to send us copies!)  I think it’ll be really fun, especially after a few drinks.

Post # 6
19 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lolot:  This is adorable! I wish I had thought of this!


We DIYed our photobooth. I sewed together a back drop, bought some fun props on clearance and my photog’s assistant took the photos when she wasn’t getting candids. It worked out really well in a small space. 

Post # 7
2059 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i was at a wedding recently where they had a few picture frame props and a basket of disposable cameras for guests to snap pics with. the thing about that tho, is that they won’t be able to see their pictures right after they take them, but most people have their own cameras to take additional pics if they want, so i guess it’s not that big of an issue. but then you’d also have to worry about developing all those roles of film.

Post # 9
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lolot:  We’re doing something similar! We’re just going to hand a regular frame, but your polaroid idea is really cute! Our reasons were exactly the same as yours, I’ll let you know how it works for us, if you’re interested. 

Post # 10
8506 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

They make mini polaroid cameras that I always think are cute, but I’m not sure how much it would cost for the actual film.

Post # 11
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

yes! we’re using an already backdropped area at the venue and setting up a small table and sign letting people know it’s a “photo booth.”  i’m putting out lots of awesome props i just got at the dollars store (photos at the bottom of this post: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/show-me-your-pics-diy-photobooths#axzz2UAbqLNi7 ). I may have paid $25 for all of this stuff. these days, everyone has a cell phone and on instagram. our sign will have an instagram hashtag so that the majority of the pics will be on one feed.

obviously, i am NOT of the school of thought that thinks it’s tacky to let people take their own pics. they would do it anyone and everyone is tech savvy. my job is to provide the fun so here it is.. fun on a table! 🙂

looking forward to it! 

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