Post # 1
I am having a photo booth at my wedding but am having trouble deciding between enclosed and open.
Pros of open: it is $75 cheaper than enclosed, more people can fit in the picture.
Cons of open: people won’t feel as uninhibited since others can see them, won’t be as silly, may not use the photo booth, open photo booths are kind of a new thing fad so people may think it’s odd to have it.
We do have a very large reception space, so it is possible to have an open photo booth in the back of the room or in a corner where people will be less on ‘display’ while using it.
Pros of enclosed: people can act silly with the props because they have a bit of privacy, the booth changes color, it’s the type of photo booth people expect to see
Cons: our reception space has a lot of natural light and it won’t get dark outside til around 9 so you won’t really be able to see the photo booth change colors so i don’t know if it’s worth the cost, more $$
In the picture below, you can clearly see the LED light because the room is very dark, and while we can dim the lights, our space will not be nearly that dark.
Given the above information and your own preferences/experiences wirth photo booths at weddings, which should I choose?
Post # 2
ETA: The picture is a little skewed, but the enclosed booth is pretty big (15′ x 15′ x 8′) and fits about 6 people comfortably.
Post # 4
I would do the open. People who gravitate towards photo booths won’t have a problem with being “uninhibited” and it’s fun to have more people in them.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I always enjoy the open ones more.
Post # 7
If you go with open put it in a corner, it’ll feel more closed, and people will be just as silly/fun.
I’ve been to wedding with both. I think I favor open, because there is more space to be silly/cram more friends in the shots!!!! 🙂
Post # 8
Go for open. Anyone who enjoys the fun of a photo booth won’t be put off and also, never underestimate just how many people love to cram themselves into a shot.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton
I’d go with open – some people might be uncomfortable, but I think a big pro of open booths is that random people can jump in or join their friends in shots. Plus, you can get a bigger group (10 people vs. 6 in the enclosed booth) at one time, which can be more fun. If you’re worried about people being uncomfortable, I think the corner/back idea is good – just make sure people know it’s there.
Post # 10
Do open — they’re easier to photo-bomb 🙂