Post # 1
I really, really want a photo booth! Really a lot! Now, I ran the idea past my mom and she thought I’d lost my mind. She’d never heard of such a thing and thought it was the equivalent of having, say, a clown at the reception.
In my brief research online, though, the only feedback I see on photo booths is that they were huge hits, the talk of the night, the thing everyone remembered, etc., etc. And my reception will probably be at least 50% younger people.
So my question – has anyone ever had a negative experience with a photo booth? Your great aunt was shocked? People didn’t get it or use it? Or even, it was just ho hum, not worth the money?
I may do this anyway – my mom is convinced people will think it’s weird (she is 60 and has not really experienced more modern weddings), but I don’t think that will be the case at all.
Post # 3
We had one and everyone loved it! our older guests used it to get nice pictures of them and their spouse, too.
Our younger guests took a ton of hilarious pictures, I’m sure. Our photo booth was right by the bar
Post # 4
We are planning to use one as well. I think if it serves a purpose on top of being a fun thing, then you can get your money’s worth. We are using the pictures to make the guest book so one picture will be for the people in it and the other one for the guest book.
Check out Mrs. Cupcake’s post about her photobooth. It seems it was a hit.
My brother just went to a wedding that had it and he said everyone loved it.
Post # 5
Your mom is really conservative and you are not…your planning is going to go like this a lot, I can already tell. 🙂 I would do it anyway, especially with the type reception you’re planning on having. They’re a blast! We’re doing a photobooth I think, but it’s run by an actual person, not the old-fashioned kind. We can’t find one in the area.
Post # 6
Haha I could have wrote this post, I am right there with you Circus Peanut (cute name by the way ). When I told my Grandmother and Mom about wanting a photobooth they both thought I was just being crazy and I had to try to explain to them that it is pretty common “now a days” for people to have them and how much fun it would be. They really thought it was just some silly idea I had come up with on my own (I wish haha).
Maybe you should try showing them pictures of people having fun in them during a wedding?
Post # 7
Thanks for the vote of confidence! I am going to try and go for this!
Post # 8
Our photobooth was more like a “portrait photographer” in that they draped up a background, a third photographer sat there, and took pictures as people sifted over on their way to or from the dance floor.
Post # 9
My mom said the same thing before my wedding– that having a photobooth there would be like being at a carnival or state fair.
However, I can tell you now it was the hit of my wedding, and even my mom enjoyed it. All of our guests, old and young, conservative and …not, took awesome pictures and said how much they enjoyed it.
I say go for it!
Post # 10
LOL. My mom says that about half my wedding ideas. She is about the same age.
I am really on the photobooth bandwagon and I have never head anything negative from guest POV. I’ve even seen a picture on a photographer’s blog of someone’s grandma sneaking into the booth all by herself and giving the camera ‘the bird’. That just cracked me up.
Post # 11
I think our photobooth was one of the biggest hits of our wedding, everyone LOVED IT! We had a lot of older people and they were in just as must as the younger people. Its alot of fun and gives your guests a great memory to take home with them.
Post # 12
My cousin had one at her wedding and everybody LOVED it! Like somebody else said, this can be used as a guestbook. At my cousins the photo booth printed 2 sets of pictures – one for the couple/person/group to keep and another to put into a guestbook and write a comment. They also just had a basket for extra photo strips if people already commented in the guestbook and were just having fun with the booth : )
I would definitely do it.
Post # 13
A good friend was in the same boat – she wanted a photobooth and her mom was against it. I think on the night of her wedding, her mom was in the booth more than most of the guests! It was a huge hit and once her mom saw it in action, she loved it.
Post # 14
It was a HUGE hit at my friend’s wedding. I’m glad my fam loves the idea – Future Mother-In-Law is buying all of the props for the thing, haha. She also gave me a set of hillbilly teeth for a stocking stuffer once, so I know that she’ll be the best at this task.
Post # 15
I love photo booths. They are so much fun and it gives the guest something really special to remember your special day by!