Post # 1
We are having a DIY photobooth. A friend will be taking pics of people in front of a backdrop. Our caterer said there is enough to do during cocktail hour and do set it up after dinner. I can see her point, however we will have lots of kiddos and after dinner might be too late for them. There might be a nice medium and have it open during cocktail hour and then close shortly after dinner? I hate to have my friend working the whole night. While she’s not a guest at the wedding, it’s still a little uncomfortable for her to be there while everyone else is eating dinner. Maybe we offer her dinner too?
Did you have a photobooht? If so, when was it open?
Post # 3
Do it after dinner. The adults will probably be pushing the kids out of the way to get shots in anyway (trust me, photobooths are really popular with the adults!). One hour isn’t enough time for everyone to go (and some people will go multiple times). Plus, with speeches, dances, and actual eating, the time leading up to after dinner is way too jam-packed for people to be getting up and going to the photo booth.
Post # 4
Good Point! Oh those adults pushing kids out of the way. lol.
Post # 5
We are doing ours after cocktail hour. Our cocktail hour is outside and dinner inside, so it made more sense for us. Also, during cocktail hour people are anxious to catch up with each other and get some food. I agree that an hour is not enough – ours will be set up for 4 hours
Post # 6
i just returned from my brother’s wedding. they originally hired the photobooth for cocktail hour plus a few additional hours. it was so popular, they ended up paying the vendor to stay ’til the end. so they had a photoboth from 6 to midnight. but they had almost 600 guests at their wedding. i guess it depends on how many guests you have at your wedding.
Post # 7
WOW! 600 guests!?! Holy Cow! We will have about 110 at our wedding. Thanks for all the suggestions. It’s very helpful!