Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’ve never been to a wedding with a photobooth before… Is it worth the extra money? We’re trying not to spend too much extra at this point with iur budget. I want our wedding to be FUN! We have a reggae band, it’s in the mountains, so a destination for 95% of our guests. I just want it to be memorable and not a blur like every other bride hopes for. :-). So, since I’ve never been to a wedding with a photobooth before… is it worth the extra money or not? Does it take away from dancing or is it a good distraction? Can you vote and maybe tell me a little about your experiences with photobooths. Thank you!!!! 🙂
Post # 3
Yes! We had one and have been to weddings with them. Guests love them! I don’t think it took away from dancing at all and it was a nice alternative for people who don’t enjoy dancing. Our photobooth company put together a guest book for us. They had the guests paste in the pictures and write a message. We just got that book back and it was so much fun to look at! We also had tons of guests tell us how much fun they had!
I used this company http://www.globalphotobooth.com/index.html. My wedding was in Wisconsin but they don’t have locations listed and they are called “Global” Entertainment so they might be in CO. If they are, I highly recommend them. It’s only $595 for the entire night (most others were at least $900) and they did a great job.
Post # 4
We were really debating it, and decided against it at the last minute. I feel like everything was so rushed at our wedding (maybe not so much for our guests, but definitely for us), that I don’t know if a photobooth would have gotten a lot of use.
However, I do think that they are really fun and I love when events have them.
Post # 5
I have used them and loved it when other people have them at their weddings, but I always notice that there is a huge line. Between the smokers who are outside of the hall, and now this large group of people waiting to take their picture, I feel that it takes away from the amount of people enjoying the actual party and the dance floor looks empty. Granted, it is a temporary absence, but it is a concern of mine
Post # 6
I offer it as an add on to my package and clients and guests love it! For some it’s their favorite part of the wedding!
Post # 7
I’ve only been to 2 weddings with a photo booth and I do have to say I had a blast at both of them because of the booth. It’s interactive for the guest and the end result is a lot of fun. Once you have all the photos, you can even have a mini album made with the photos.
Post # 8
Thank you for the candidate opinions bees!! I love hearing everyone’s thoughts. This is helping… 🙂
Post # 9
Absolutely worth it. We had one and it was the biggest hit of the wedding (that and the open bar LOL)
Post # 10
We made our own, so yes worth it. But if you have to pay someone for the props. I say no it is not worth it. We made ours ourself. Cost so far $5 for the door at Habitat For Humanity a beautiful like new vintage chair cost was free. I had some beautiful Ivory curtains I made a few years ago to add to the door back drop. I also Have a table I can already use and I have a 1920’s type writer and old books for props. So my total so far is $5.00.
Post # 11
Yes!!! It’s absolutely worth the money!!! My guests had never been to a wedding with a photo booth before either and it was the highlight of the night!
As a side note; I booked my photo booth during a winter sale they were having. I was emailed they were having a winter special Jan 2012. I put the deposit down on it and had it for my April 2013 wedding
Post # 12
The last wedding I went to had a photobooth, and it was a huge hit with the guests! I’ve been looking into getting one for my wedding, and it seems like most of them provide props, a CD of all the images for the bride and groom, and an attendant in case anything goes wrong.
Post # 13
I LOVE photobooths at weddings, but like PP mentioned, they can pull people away from the dance floor – OR – people ignore them if they’re in a different room (which would be just as bad to me!). We’re placing ours right near the dance floor to avoid this!
Post # 14
Yeah it’s a nice thing to have but try to make sure it’s announced early in the night so people can flow through all through the reception. Otherwise people might not realize its there and then it gets announced late in the reception and a line forms that takes away from the dancing. If you announce it early you’ll get people flowing in and out of it earlier in the night.
Post # 15
I don’t get the appeal of them. I didn’t want one at our wedding and no one missed it. I voted to save your money and/or spend it on something else.
Post # 16
@codahlia: I’ve actually never been to a wedding with a photobooth, but we’re having one. (Already booked and paid for!) We’ll have it for 4 hours of the reception, unlimited photos (both color and black and white), and props will be provided. We’ll also get all of the images on a disc after the wedding, so I thought that was really nice.
My fiance and I thought it would be fun for most people, though especially for those guests who may not be into dancing. We’re doing a photo guestbook as well because we really liked the idea of having something a little different. I think that’s a guestbook we’d actually want to look at later!