Post # 1
I was thinking about renting a photo booth for my reception. Im wondering if it seems tacky, or i don’t know… too “Bar Mitzvah-ish”. I am a huge photo buff so the idea appeals to me but I’m wondering if its unneccessary since, as my Fiance says, isn’t that what the photographer is for?
Post # 3
Nay. We came close to having a photo booth just because we had so much fun dressing up in one at a bridal fair. But…amongst the other costs, we decided against it. We’ve our venue for 5 hrs. and during that time most people will be witnessing the ceremony, eating, dancing or walking the beautiful grounds. A photo booth would take away from those moments and we didn’t want to subject our guests to that. I can see though, if we had our venue for longer or if it went with our theme, it might be fun.
Post # 4
We are! It’s going to function as a favor (along with a candy buffet) as well as our guest book. The booth will print duplicate photos, one for guests to keep and another to write a note on and leave for us. I’m excited to get these candid shots and think it will be a fun activity for our guests.
Post # 5
I just went to a wedding that had one, along with little white erase boards to write messages on, it was actually really awesome, everyone loved it 😀
ETA- It was just a flash set up in the corner, the photographer set it up, and left the remote there, people posed and smiled and jumped etc and just clicked the remote, noone got a copy though, it was just for the couples guestbook 😀
Post # 6
I was recently in a wedding with a photobooth and it was a BLAST. Everyone had such a great time with the props and backgrounds and this particular company printed the photos right there and handed them to the guests (the bride and groom also got a copy of every photo taken and put into a photo album for them). That goes way above and beyond the photos your photog is taking (IMO). We’re having one for our wedding too and I’m stoked!
Post # 7
YAY! my close friend had a booth at her wedding, the type where you can go in, sit down and it prints out pix for you, at her wedding and it was a hit! literally everyone at her 150person wedding went in multiple times. the company she rented from even gave her a copy off all the pictures that were taken in the booth that night on a cd. she loves it, we loved it, do it 🙂
Post # 8
I say yay! I really want one, but our budget doesn’t allow one 🙁
Post # 9
Im not getting one, but I want to go to a wedding that has one LOL
Post # 10
I’m on the fence about this one! I was all for making a DIY booth for mine but the last few days I’m wondering if it might be too much hassle while having to deal with everything else. I’m also putting disposable cameras out on the tables, and giving one to each kid with a scavenger hunt task so I’m hoping this will take care of my photo booth hopes!
As for a booth to rent, I figure if you have a little extra money to spend, then why not? You’ll only love it, no regrets!
Post # 11
Do it! In the end looking back on all of the photos will totally make it worth it.
Post # 12
I know they’re overplayed right now – but they are really, really fun for guests. We can’t afford one, but I’m going to try to make a low-tech one myself.
Post # 13
I want one! I think its cute. I went to a bridal show and priced them, and they’re not horrible, but if the budget gets too tight, it’ll probably be one of the first things to go. But if u can do it, do it! I think the guests will love it. The lady at the booth recommended that you get (in your booth package) a guy that comes with it to help w props, and all the technicalities.
Post # 14
Well, we’re going to have one! They are way fun. They give you a fun, intimate look at your guests truly enjoying themselves and they double as a favor. I think about it this way, $4.00 per person for a favor X 200 guests = $800, that’s about what the booth will cost.
Post # 15
We are doing a photo station with props, chalkboards, etc. Our photographer can’t print everything out there unfortunately but I will be mailing a pic (for those who use it) with each thank you note. I am excited about it!