(Closed) Re-using wedding arch as a photo op spot for guests – Tacky or not?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Is reusing the wedding arch as a photo op spot background a good idea?
    Yes it's a good idea... saves you money and time : (30 votes)
    64 %
    No it's tacky don't do it, find something else. : (9 votes)
    19 %
    Drop the photo op spot in general. : (8 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Trying to look at it from the guests view, I don’t see why you reusing it would be any problem.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    It’s a little prom sounding, but maybe I’m just not picturing it correctly?

    Post # 6
    Member
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Do it! I had thought about the same thing. Honestly, I bet most of your guests won’t even realize. And if any of them have planned a wedding before they will understand getting the most bang for your buck! 

    Post # 8
    Member
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @KatyElle:  I have to agree

    @mandigrl04:  Yes, it still does. Maybe post a photo to help us understand? Smile

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would maybe use the ivory back drop just by itself without the arch?  I had a faux-to booth with just a white backdrop and props and quite liked the result. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @mandigrl04:  A pic would help. When I think of people lining up for photo ops under the archway it just makes me think of prom haha.

    Post # 11
    Member
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - St Aloysius' College, Milson's Point

    I agree, maybe just the fabric back drop would be sufficient. You dont want all the guest photos to be dominated by the arch. A simple background allows your guests to be creative and the props to help them!

    Post # 13
    Member
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’ve seen floral elements used again, but for things like a backdrop behind a sweetheart table, never as a photo op for guests, and I think using it for a photobooth might be a little busy. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    If you think it’s something your guests will enjoy, go for it! I like candid guest photos the best, but I’m sure some would love to have a posed frame worthy pic. Either way it’s not a huge hassle and would be nice to have around for those who would like to take a picture, and it won’t take anything away by having it there.

    Post # 16
    Member
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @mandigrl04:  I think the arch in the photo is beautiful. I see the difference between this and a full flower arch. I agree that there should be fabric behind the arch when it’s set up for the photobooth. 

    The topic ‘Re-using wedding arch as a photo op spot for guests – Tacky or not?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors