Post # 1
Okay okay so really it’s Photo Booth, but I need some opinions!
In short, we have two choices for our Photo Booth. BOTH bring us in under budget. Getting a Photo Booth has always been a top priority for me, I want the fun pictures. I also think it’s a nice thing for people to take home. And while I know they are super popular, I’ve only ever been one wedding with one.
1. The first option is the cheapest, by about $400. It’s the same company that will do our DJ and Video. However – I’m afraid this option might be a little “cheesy”. That’s not really what I’m going for. They do the typical photo strips, props, etc. I’m sure it’ll be fine, but it’s not really the direction I wanted.
Sample of Option 1:
2. Option 2 is a little nicer and fancier. They are an SMP Black Book vendor, and they print out legit pictures (as opposed to the little strips). I think their work is a little “classier” (if one Photo Booth can be classier then another lol). And since this is something that’s really important to me I feel like I should go with my gut and pick the vendor I’m leaning towards. But then I also feel like am I being silly and should just go with the vendor that’s $400 cheaper.
Sample of Option 2:
Post # 3
@JrzyGurl: Oh and btws – the companies logo wouldn’t be on the pictures! We’d have our own “logo” so to say (like the second pic in option 2)
Post # 4
I love the second option!
Post # 5
@JrzyGurl: If it something that you really and it is really important to you (which it sounds like it is) then I suggest going for the option you actually want. It may cost a bit more, but if settle for the option you don’t actually want then the money is just wasted. I’d rather spend a bit more and be happy than spend close to the same amount and feel I settled.
Post # 6
We had a photobooth and it was great! Some of the best photos from the evening! I think you should go with the second one if that is what you like and you can afford it. (Also, props really encourage people to loosen up and have fun, and are pretty cheap to find – definitely get props!)
Post # 7
I love the second one. It’s classy, you’re right. But… I have a hard time considering it a true “photobooth”. To me, a photobooth is the little box with the silly props and several pictures on a strip (option1). It depends on the feel you want. If you adore the second one and find the first too cheesy, go for option 2. If the cheesiness and dorky fun is what you want, go for option 1. If something is a top priority for you, why scrimp on it?
Post # 8
You guys are probably right – I should go with my gut! Even if it is over somethign slightly silly lol.
I’m torn on props! I think they are fun, but I’m afraid it’ll be too “cheesy”. What do you think? The first option provides props, so that would make it easier on us. The 2nd one, we’d have to get our own.
Post # 9
I think if it’s something you really want then go for the second option 🙂
Post # 10
I like the first one better!
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
@JrzyGurl: The last wedding we went to had a photobooth with props and it was so much fun. I didn’t find it cheesy at all.
Our group of friends took a mix of “normal” photos and crazy prop photos in the photobooth. I really liked that it printed out the little strip with three photos on it. It really feels like a genuine photobooth then.
Post # 12
@cheebs: I see your point about it looking/feeling like a “genuine photo booth”. I don’t want people to be the wtf is this thing? lol. But I also like that it prints out actually pictures for the guests, and they are on great quality paper (i got samples).
Post # 13
I like the first one but that is because I think those photobooths are really fun. If the second one is more your style, then go for it!
Post # 14
@JrzyGurl: IMHO, there are cheesy props and then there are less cheesy props. Both can be fun, and it’s entirely up to you which way you want to go! For our engagement party we had a 1920s theme so we had ‘classier’ props like vintage books with amusing titles, real pipes (surprisingly you can get them online for like $6), a monocle, white feather boa, lace hats, pearl necklaces, candy cigarettes (very cheap and people went CRAZY for them), a top hat, etc. Large ornate empty frames are also great. It provides a completely different feel to someone who uses say, plastic inflatable monkeys and fake pirate hats. Obviously higher-quality props are more expensive, but we found it totally worth it to give people something to play with and made the photobooth something people were curious to check out even if they usually avoid photos. A bunch of stuff I was also able to take from my closet (necklaces, hats, etc.) so it is not even like it cost that much in the end (less than $100 on props). Thrift stores are great places to find cheap props too!
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
Oh man! Poll is split down the middle.
Photobooths should be fun right? I think cheesy screams fun 🙂
Idk. I vote for the big cheese. I like it better anyway.
Post # 16
@Arrowchan: Love your ideas, thank you!!