(Closed) Who had a photo booth at their reception and did you like it?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

we did & we loved it and so did our guests, they still tell us how much fun they had in the photo booth & a lot of people used the pictures (we got digital copies) as their profile picture on facebook. caught many cute/funny moments of our guests in it. 

Post # 3
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we had one and it was hit. everyone was having such a great time with it that we extended our rental for another hour 🙂


Post # 4
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We will have one at my wedding in September. It is included with our DJ (weird combo huh?) & will have props, 2 copies of each photo taken, & then I will get a digital copy so I can add the good ones to my wedding album 😀

Post # 5
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016


I think it’s a lot of fun. We are doing a photobooth instead of handing out favors for ours.

Post # 6
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

untidyvenus:  We’re doing one because all of the weddings I’ve been to the last couple years, that’s the part that people liked the best.

Ours came with our photographer as a deal and happens to the best one in my town. We are using that for our guest book instead of a traditional guestbook. The photobooth prints out 3 copies, two for the guest and then one to stick in the guestbook for them to sign their names by. It’s a win-win in my book. It gives guests something fun to do while waiting for the bride and groom or just another option for when they get tired of dancing.

Post # 7
2738 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had a photo booth & a caricature artist. The photo booth was a partof my dj’s company. I’m glad I did both bc they were both a big hit! It also allowed me to not have to do favors for everyone. They got to have pictures from the photo booth & their caricature drawing as favors.

Post # 8
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We’re not but I saw an awesome version of one at a wedding fayre last week, it was a magic mirror one, it was basically a giant tablet – like 70inches giant that was in a frame and took 3 pictures of you, allowed you to write your name on the screen then it combines all 3 images onto a collage with the names you wrote and prints it out! It was cool because it was open, there was no enclosure it literally just leaned against a stand so you could quickly swap people or have more people in the picture, looked great!

Post # 9
4892 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

untidyvenus:  LOVED IT!!! We counted this as our favor.

We had it near the dance floor and there was never a time where someone WASN’T in it, which was thought was great.

The place we had was a great price, and was found through a friend. She (one gal runs it) gave us copies of the pics taken on a disc, as well as had them all printed – so that is a fun keepsake.

Post # 10
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Go for it! We are having one too and its going to be our guestbook.

Post # 11
1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We had two weddings, technically, a Destination Wedding and a local reception for those we couldn’t invite or couldn’t make it to the Destination Wedding.  Had photobooths at both events, both were a big hit.  Both included an attendant, props, digital copies, and 3 copies of the photos.  I think the booths were basically occupied from start to finish.  Had an open booth at our Destination Wedding and a close booth for our local reception.  I liked both the same, but I picked different ones based on the space of the venue.  DW was a ballroom with lots of space, so we could fit a PB in there with no problem and we did open because it was cheaper and we wanted to encourage people to use it.  At first people did use it immediately, but then when they saw DH’s 90 yo grandparents use it, making silly faces and props, they couldn’t stop using it.  Open booth usually allows more people to get in the pictures than close.  We did a close one for our local reception, because our space was a big room inside a restaurant, but we didn’t have space for it in the room, so we did a close booth, because it was outside in the hallway, where patrons of the restaurants would be walking by.  It was big though, so up to 5 people could fit inside of the photobooth.  My advice would be to get a big photobooth.  I went to a wedding that had a photobooth and it was really small, and in my opinion, it wasn’t as fun.    

Post # 12
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

We had one & it was a hit for all of our guests!! Everyone loved it & many people went several times throughout the night to get more pictures. My hubby & I do not regret it at all! 

Post # 13
898 posts
Busy bee

We had a very simple one that our guests loved! (It was an engagement party though). We used a banner of glittered letters to spell out our names over a large wooden partition on wheels, and around the letters were fancy fans. We also had a little table next to it with props that the guests loved using. We didnt set up any cameras, I left it for guests to take photos with their friends from their own phones/cameras, but I have seen people use polaroids which is another cool option; that way guests take their photos on the spot. Etsy has some really nice options for backdrops and props as well if you havent checked it out yet. 

Post # 14
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

We didn’t really care one way or the other; we only used it two or three times.

Our guests LOVED it though, as it’s not as common around here. Our two-year anniversary was the other day, and someone posted those photobooth strips to Facebook and said their kids still talk about it!


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