Post # 1
Anyone have any opinions on photobooths? we wanted one but not sure its worth the money. My best friend had one at her wedding but it was a cheap one with poor picture quality so it kinda turned me off a bit.. but I think Fiance does want one and snapshotz is having a blac friday special of $200 off. I think it would be fun but not sure if I feel like spending the money..we’re just about at budget now..but it wouldnt break us to pay for it.. thoughts?
Post # 3
I am doing my own photobooth-I have a nice DSLR and plan to set it up with instructions against a background. The thing is that these are supposed to be the fun, goofy polaroid type priceless things…member when photobooths weren’t awesome quality. There is a charm to it.
Post # 4
We had a photobooth and it was a much bigger hit than I even anticipated. Everyone looooved it. We elected not to have props except for little chalkboards that people could write on… I think that forced people to be really creative with their expressions. We got a disk with all the seperate images (and also of each photo strip)… they were excellent quality and I’m so glad we have all of them on file. We also got a great guestbook. I’d do it as long as the quality is decent!
We paid $400 for 2 hours but we only had 95 people. If you have more people than that I’d recommend getting a photobooth for longer.
Post # 5
Thanks for the input. The price we have is about $800 for three hours… probably gonna do it.. but waiting to see how the rest of the budget works out.
@goldendreams I love some of the DIY photobooths.. I would like a faux-to wall but we really dont have anyone to stand there and take the pictures all night plus it seems like getting the wall there and back would be difficult
Post # 6
Our photobooth pics are some of our favorites. I got a fake arm as one of our props, and people used that in some rather … interesting ways 🙂
Post # 7
Just stumbled across this thread and thought I’d throw in my 2 cents.
Photobooths are an awesome addition to wedding receptions. They can keep guests entertained while the bride and groom take their formal pictures. They can also make great gifts for guests to take home (Prints from the photobooth in customized frames with your date) or an interactive guestbook!
Things to consider:
1. Look through example galleries to see the quality you will be getting.
2. Is it a traditional photobooth or modern open-air photobooth?
3. How much space will it take up?
If you need one in the Nashville, TN area hit me up. My wedding photography company is offering them as a free addon to our packages for the first five brides who book!
Post # 8
We are getting one. It’s my ‘we totally don’t need it but we WANT it’ splurge! I have always said I wanted to rent a photobooth for my wedding, even before it became popular. I didn’t even know this was something other people did until this past year! Ours is $850 for 5 hours. We have about an hour and a half between the end of the wedding and when we’ll arrive to the reception after pics so I figure it’ll keep people entertained. Ours comes with tons of props, 2 attendants, a photo album with a copy for us to keep and it will double as our guest book. Plus we get a DVD with a copy of all pics and they put it on FB within a week so everyone can see it. I’m super excited about it!!!
Post # 9
Our photobooth was a HUGE hit! I think more people hit the photobooth than the dance floor. The pictures were hilarious! I’m so happy we decided to shell out the cash for it. We paid 900 for 5 hours, and it came with an attendant, a scrapbook for people to put the 2nd strip in and props. I love the notes people left along side the strips as well. Totally do it.
Post # 10
@bluewolverine: Hey! I was wondering what photo booth company you used!
Post # 11
We are splurging and having a photo booth. I think they’re so fun and guests love them!
Post # 12
We made our own and are now renting our services! It cost us less than $100 to make the entire thing including props, wooden back drop, software, etc. Our pics printed out right away and also copied to our hard drive–so even if people took both sides of the pic, we’d still have a copy on the computer. The software we bought also has the capability to upload to social media sites in real time.
Post # 13
I saw this cute back board thing, and I totally love it! We really want to do a photobooth too, but not sure our budget will allow leeway..
@marylandnurse: you give us hope that we could do it ourselves! do you have any pics by chance of what it looked like? =)
Post # 14
@marylandnurse: hubby is so curious now! =) where did you get your software?
Post # 15
we are doing one … and it’s 1900. it sounds like ours is almost double what everyone else’s is. however, they have TONS of props, they do a custom backdrop or coordinating colors/design to match your invitation. they also do prints right there for everyone – so if there happen to be 10 people in the picture, they will make 10 prints, 1 for each individual, and then an extra picture to put into the guest book that we get to keep. it was a splurge, but they’re the only company in my area that does printing on location (as opposed to an online gallery that guests have to print from on their own), and we’re using it for our entertainment, our guest book, and our favors.
Post # 16
We are having a photobooth, but FBIL’s company has one and is letting us use it for our wedding at no cost. I don’t know that we’d have it if it wasn’t free, but Future Brother-In-Law says it is super-popular and rents it out ALL the time for weddings.