(Closed) ready to hear from the tacky police: photo booth edition

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: would you take a picture in my "booth"
    yes : (47 votes)
    45 %
    no : (57 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 16
    2185 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I was thinking about selfie sticks and hashtags the whole time!!! I’m not a big selfie person but this seems like a good way to solve your issues here. A great way to make it affordable for your, and fun for your guests who want to participate. If they don’t, no big loss!! I would probably try this out if I came across it!!! Props are always fun!

    Post # 17
    464 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    If you provide the backdrop, the props, the selfie stick and an obvious sign where they can upload to your # Then absolutely! just don’t half ass it so people are confuse. Sounds like a good idea:)

    Post # 18
    338 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Most people there will probably have a smartphone, and I know I’d have fun with it! Older people (maybe less likely to have a smartphone) will either use it or won’t, but they’re not accostomed to a photobooth anyway, so it probably doesn’t matter to them.

    The only way to let people know that you’re not providing a camera or photographer for a booth would be to label it as a seflie booth and make nice frames/signs saying please upload/share your photo with the hashtag ___. You could even make a cute banner/sign that says selfie booth over the whole display… I think people would have fun with it, and they could just post their pics right away on Facebook or Instagram! 

    Post # 19
    740 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Selfie sticks all the way! We’re doing it, props and a pretty DIY backdrop! Either way, i love DIY photobooths – we live in a time where everyone already has their own camera on them at all times. Its so much more reasonable to work with that than spending $500 for stupid strips of paper.

    Have you seen the giant DIY Polaroid style photobooth? There are tons of simple photo backdrop ideas, these are my favorites:

    Post # 20
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Just adding in another vote for the selfie stick.  I think they call them Selfie Stations.  We have an AWESOME view from our venue so instead of doing a photo booth we are doing a selfie station in front of it with selfie sticks and maybe a few props.  

    Post # 21
    1054 posts
    Bumble bee

    MrsGreen2016:  this is what we are doing, and everyone we’ve told loves the idea! I bought 2 selfie sticks (just in case one breaks or whatever) and they were $3.50 each at Walmart. We considered doing a DIY photo booth (we do have a nice camera) or even paying for one, but I like this the best. Photo booths that print are really only fun in the moment because you lose  the photo strip or the other person takes it home and you never see it again, and as the bride I don’t really care to look at goofy pictures of my friends in an album. With DIY you’re responsible for making sure people get their photos. If they take it with their own device they have the photo and can take as many as they want until they get one they like, and then can do what they wish with it. So easy! We are doing a backdrop and props, too. I’m really excited about it!

    Post # 22
    14927 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wouldn’t use it.  I never really saw the fun of it and why the photo booth became such a thing.   It’s just so silly and propped to me, so random for a wedding.   What happendix to just taking pics on the dance floor or of toasting and “real” goofing off or real moments at a wedding without weird props.  

    Post # 24
    299 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My suggestions:

    Use a hashtag. We did a self photo booth at our church and it was a blast. Everyone just took it on their phones. Saw pics online from many people. We didn’t have  camera we just had a background and props.mwe just had to tell people what it was and they finally got it.

    Ipad apps available. 

    Selfie sticks with an old phone or iPod etc. 

    Borrow a camera and ask someone to help out being an attendant, then upload pics on Facebook. This was a HuGE success at my cousins wedding jealous I didn’t think of it.

    None need a printer or much cost. I didn’t get my photobooth in my wedding. I would of loved to have something.

    This is from a photobooth business owner. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 26
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I love photobooths and this sounds fun, I would! I had a DIY photobooth at my engagement party ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 27
    273 posts
    Helper bee

    I went to a party a couple years ago where they just had a back drop and the props. I took a bunch of pics of my kids and hubby with my cellphone and they are hands down some of my favorite pics. I love it! There is a little printer you can buy too, it’s called Zink I believe and it will print the pics out like a photo strip. I think it’s a really cute idea

    Post # 28
    2734 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I find it a little odd. I’d probably get over there and then think “err…. where’s the camera?”. If I want to take selfies with my own phone, I’ll do it myself. I don’t need you providing me a feather boa and some sign stating it’s your wedding. I don’t need a selfie with your name on it. Sorry, I just think it’s weird.

    But as a disclaimer, I also don’t like photobooths at weddings

    Post # 29
    3713 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

    MrsGreen2016:  Yup, i would! I’d be tempted to call it a “selfie booth” though, as much as I loathe the word selfie. Then people wont be waiting around for the photographer to show up ๐Ÿ™‚

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