(Closed) Photobooth: To DIY or NOT To DIY?

posted 11 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m pro DIY on photobooths.

  • It’s cheaper
  • Although Polaroid Cameras are no longer sold you can buy a Polaroid Printer (pretty reasonable and you can reuse afterwards) As a friend to be the official Photobooth operator to "print" the images
  • You can bring your own props (think silly halloween stuff at Dollar Store, $1 aisle at Target)
  • You can make the photobooth blend in with your theme.

Post # 5
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oooh. So you are talking about either a) getting a seperate Photobooth company or a DIY Photobooth through your photographer?

Sorry, I thought you meant photographer Photobooth or your own DIY Photobooth. That’s kinda weird that if the photographer is doing it you can’t take the photos right away. Kinda defeats the purpose of a photobooth, no?

I would vote no on the photographer photobooth then, just me. πŸ™‚

Post # 6
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree.. That it is a no on the photographer. I mean that sucks that they can’t take the pictures and I agree what is the point! I would rather have my guest be able to take the pictures with them or put them in a guest book and sign it!

Post # 7
112 posts
Blushing bee

Our photographer will be setting up a background and lighting and taking photos of  whoever wants them. I’m thinking I will have some fun props sitting around. I’m not too worried about the guests being able to take them right away since we’re getting all the rights to the photos and guests can download what they want for free. 

Post # 8
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000

It was extra work for me, but I did a DIY photobooth and then mailed out the pictures as favors to my guests! I left a note at the table asking for their email address and letting them know that they would be given the opportunity to choose their favorite for me to mail to them. 

I really need to post about that…

Post # 9
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am 100% for the photog booth/"paparazzi" booth.   I am all about the cost savings.  I mean

We will be making a flickr account or something like that to upload the pictures later on.  We’ll hand out cards at the wedding and possibly put them in Thank You notes so guests can go look/download photos. 


Post # 10
108 posts
Blushing bee

I think DIY is a great idea!  We are doing the same thing– although there is no instant gratification, I willl let guests know pics will be posted on our wedding website after the fact.  Looking them up later will give guests something to look forward to when they get home. 

Post # 13
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re doing a DIY "photobooth," and will just have an instant printer there so people can get copies of their photos (for our guestbook and to incorporate into favors we are providing) immediately.  Details are here.

Post # 14
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Or, you could 100% DIY it without your photographer’s assistant! Use a Polaroid PoGo camera, which prints images instantly. They print with sticky backs so your guests can put them in a guestbook right away and also print extras for themselves.

Post # 15
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our 2nd shooter will be doing the same thing @ our reception. It was an added bonus to our package and definitely a selling point for us! I’m planning to pick up cute props for people to use and then including the pictures in their thank you cards. I’ll probably also put them on Flickr or something like other people suggested here! Either way, I think it’ll be one more fun thing to do at the reception! πŸ™‚

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