(Closed) Photo Decisions – Help me pick!

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which Photo Booth should I go with?
    The cheaper, maybe "cheesier" one - it's just a Photo Booth! : (14 votes)
    38 %
    The slightly more expensive and nicer one - go with what you want! : (23 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 4
    2625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love the second option!

    Post # 5
    9682 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @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
    496 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    480 posts
    Helper bee

    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 # 9
    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think if it’s something you really want then go for the second option 🙂 

    Post # 10
    12248 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like the first one better!

    Post # 11
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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 # 13
    1870 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    496 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @JrzyGurl:  In My Humble Opinion, 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
    1077 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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.

    Good luck!

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