(Closed) Photobooths a Do or a Don’t

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Photobooths
    Definate Do : (38 votes)
    76 %
    Major Don't : (12 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not having one because I think they’re kind of ridiculous (pricewise, also I don’t want a bunch of drunk pictures of people wearing boas, I have a photographer to take nice pictures that I’ll enjoy for years to come)… but to each their own

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We had our photographer set up a backdrop and one of them took some photos during down time.  I love the pictures that came out of it.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee

    We had  photo “booth” {backdrop, camera, lights button pusher} at our wedding and LOVED it. We also offer it to our clients and all of them LOVE it. I say if you can swing it, go for it!!

     

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think you have to look at who you your guests are and what you hope to get from it. I think people can be a little more silly and creative in a photobooth than in a different setting. I would expect the photobooth photos would have a different feel If you are worried about too many drunk photos or people not using it, then perhaps you should pass. If you think people would get into it and have fun with it, go for it! We are having one and I am excited to see what people do with it.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My friends are having one and I am pumped. They got a bunch of props to go with it and they are also using it for their guest book. So the person can take a picture and put it in the book and write a note under it. Obviously they have a pretty energetic guest list who love them some beer. I wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t feel your guests would have any fun with it.

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee

    I went to a friend’s wedding a few months ago and she was very disappointed that people did not use the photo booth. A number of announcements were made during the reception but no one but children seemed to use it.

    This is one of those “know your audience” items. Most of the guests at this wedding were older and not what I would describe as “quirky” so there really wasn’t any interest. Truthfully, we didn’t use it because we just didn’t want to and didn’t see the point. We danced, ate, and were merry, but left that photobooth alone.

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @glo27: I don’t like the ones where it’s a box and the red sheet hanging over it and it’s the plain background. I don’t like how closed in they feel. And for $1100 for 4 hours it just doesn’t seem worth it.

    Now, the DIY photobooths that I see done around here are so awesome because they are customized and match the couples perfectly!

     

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We are doing one for our wedding.  IT’s 1400 for DJ and photobooth together.  I’m so excited.  It’s going to double as a party favor and photo memories for our wedding books!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We plan to have a Faux-Photobooth! Im so excited!!

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Last summer we attended a wedding that had a great photobooth. The drawback was that it was away from the reception in the entry of the building. When people walked in, they wanted to use it right away but it wasn’t on. We had to wait in line to get in but once we got to play around, the photos turned out really cute. The best part in my opinion is that while the bride is running around trying to greet everyone, the wedding is making it’s own little storybook for her to see later.

    There are many price points available for photobooths. I prefer the larger group shots than just the tiny booths b/c they look like the groups have more fun. Lately I’ve noticed that L.A. photographers are creating a photography/photobooth package as an incentive to brides.

     

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Our photographer offered a faux-tobooth as one of her package options – we loved it! So did our guests 🙂

    She had a chalkboard, props, mustaches, all sorts of stuff, and some people just took normal pictures and some went all out. Our guests loved it, and they had the option to go to her website after the wedding and order a free electronic copy of their photos! She handed out little cards at the wedding with the info on it.

    Plus we got an album with all the photos. We did this instead of a guestbook. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Neither of the poll options, somewhere in between. It wouldn’t fit in with the theme of my wedding, but I had a lot of fun at someone else’s. I think it’s a good idea for a more casual wedding when there isn’t too many other activities going on and you’re not worried about your guests being scattered around.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    The downside is price obviously, but the only wedding i’ve been to with a photo booth it was a HIT. Totally fun. I’m doing a diy faux-to-booth at my wedding and can’t wait!

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