(Closed) Photo booth or not?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
3037 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I’ve never missed it at weddings that didn’t have them.  But I also don’t line up to get in it… and really don’t care for it.  I think it’s very optional and completely up to what you want. 

Post # 3
4892 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yes, definitely optional. However, they seem to be a new trend in our area and everyon has had fun at them when they are there.

We debated, but ultimately went with one after finding a gal who did an open-air booth for a GREAT price. I can’t comment on how it went, since my wedding is in a couple weeks. But, I know with friends who have had them… they enjoy seeing the photos later, and it’s a keepsake for you and your guests.

Post # 4
152 posts
Blushing bee

I personally love the idea just because I know that my photographers (unless I hire the MOST expensive one) will and cannot get pictures of all my guests… This way, throughout the entire night, I know that my guests will eventually get there and get those silly photos taken and printed for their favour as well! 

Depending on the company, there are some here that are amazing, the machine prints out the photos right away for each guest in the photo and then the person directing it put a photo in a scrapbook where the guests sign!  So its acts in three fashions for my wedding – Favours, Guest Book, and Pictures of all my Guests!

Post # 5
444 posts
Helper bee

I personally looove photobooths! I think it gives guests something else to do as break from dancing. Not everyone will want to dance the ENTIRE night, so it gives them another option. Plus if you have kids or older adults, it gives them something else to do besides watching all the young people dance. My friend got married a few weeks ago and recently got to look through the online album of all the photobooth pics from the night–some were hilarious. If it fits your budget, I say go for it!

Post # 6
34 posts
  • Wedding: February 2014

We had a photo booth at our wedding and our guests absolutely loved it!  We also got a scrapbook with a copy of each picture and our guests could sign by their pictures.  My husband and I couldn’t stop laughing as we were looking through it.

Post # 7
719 posts
Busy bee

Just to balance out the opinions…

I think photo booths are extremely tacky.  I can see a photo booth at a children’s party, but not at an adult wedding.  Yes, you get pictures of people, but they are of people in costume acting silly, it’s otally stupid and tacky (did I say that already?)!

Post # 8
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sdavis:  I love them, it’s a fun, easy way to entertain your guests. I always enjoy them at weddings and there will be one at mine!

Post # 9
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m doing one. It comes with props, but my Maid/Matron of Honor and I are planning on DIY a bunch of hats and sayings and stuff. I like it because we get an album, and the strips will be peoples favors. 

Post # 10
910 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


Sdavis:  CANNOT STAND THEM……. (sorry for the capital letters- trying to get my point across )

I think they are completely played out at this point…….

Guests get so wrapped up in these things that they will wait on line 5-15 minutes for a photo instead of socializing, dancing, etc……

With all the cameras and camera phones available, do we really need a photo with a stupid prop??????

Post # 11
719 posts
Busy bee


californiabride2013:  Agreed!

Sdavis:  How about asking your guests to upload their photos to a shared site and say something cute like “Don’t forget to include photos of yourself having a good time.”  Then your photobooth doesn’t need to take up space or be a distraction and you get some guest photos.  True, participation won’t be 100%, and will be lower than photobooth participation, but you’ll get better quality photos.

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