(Closed) Timing of photobooth

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Photobooth hours
    Cocktail hour (5-9pm) : (5 votes)
    29 %
    Party time (8-11pm) : (12 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    We had ours start immeadiately after dinner and go until 11  (so 7-11 I think). That way we weren’t paying for it when people are eating, but still early enough that everyone would get a chance to go in it. They younger kids started doing it right when they were done eating and during the family dances. And then the older crowd was in it later after the kids had left (and after a few drinks) Ours was in a seperate area too and there was a line there all night.

    Post # 4
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The wedding I went to last Saturday had one.  It was a massive hit!

    The pictures got funnier the later it was.  I would have it there as late as possible.

    They had the DJ announce periodically that the photo booth was open.  You could have yours do that too.

    Post # 5
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Ideally you could find a place to put it in or near the reception area. In my experience people are more interested in taking photos of themselves once they’ve had a few drinks, after they’re finished eating, or to entertain themselves during a party if they need something to do – esp since lots of people don’t dance. But most cocktail hours I’ve been to are kind of busy as everyone rushes around for drinks or snacks and those first several conversations. Also at dinner people are focused on food and may not be getting up for any other reason.

    If you can’t move the photobooth out to the tent (maybe with a power generator if needed), then it’s probably best to do it whenever people are closest to the booth – even if that is cocktail hour. I wouldn’t expect them to remember to go visit it in another area though…maybe if it’s near the restroom? Maybe if there are signs pointing to it? … A friend of mine wasted a perfectly good firepit smore setup that way…there were no signs…we had no idea it was there, but I would’ve loved a smore. 

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