Post # 1
A caricature artist or a photo booth at your wedding?
Or as a guest, which would you rather have?
We can only afford one of the two. I think our guests would rather have the caricature aritst, and it’s something a bit more unique then the photobooth. But at the same time, if we got the photobooth, we could enjoy the photos in a photobook type thing, where as there will only be one copy of the caricature. And the photobooth could be going all night, while there will only be two hours of the artist. So there’s a chance that a guest who wanted a caricature done didnt get one done.
I can’t decide. Which would you rather have?
Post # 3
@cirk: I think that a photobooth would be more fun for me. You could go in and quickly take a picture and not have it interrupt your night. It might take a while to sit for a caricature which might be a little akward.
Post # 4
I’ve seen a few couples do the caricature artist and it was a hit and unexpected…but a lot of people who wanted theirs couldn’t get it done because it does take a bit. Whereas with the photobooth it’s in and out, back to the party and the next group gets their turn. So for that reason I vote photobooth, I think your guests will get more use out of it.
Post # 5
I was thinking about doing the same thing too, but thought with the # of guests we’re having it would be hard for everyone to have their caricture done in 2 hours whereas the photobooth would be open longer and more people/everyone would have a chance to enjoy it.
Post # 6
Photobooth. I would feel awkward sitting for an actual drawing of myself, and I would think you wouldn’t be able to get nearly as many people through. With a photobooth you can get unlimited photos! Plus it’s a take-away for both you and the guests, not just the guest.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I think photobooth would be more fun and have more chances to revisit… I don’t know how long a charicature artist would take for each person?? The charicature artist is definitely more unique, but I think the photobooth would be more enjoyable.
Post # 8
Phoobooth it will take less time and you can get several people in there 🙂
Post # 9
id prefer photobooth. both guest and couple get copies of the photos – win win!
artist would take much longer, i dont think id end up getting it done
Post # 10
Why don’t you do a caricature artist and a fauxto booth?
Post # 11
Have you thought about a reception photographer instead?
Post # 12
I looked at a caric. artist and their rate was a max of 6 persons per hour; therefore, not a lot of people could get done during the length of an average reception, unless your guest list is small. I’ve seen them at birthday parties, though, and it worked out fine.
Most photobooth companies can supply an album and double strips; one for your guests to take home and one to insert in the memory book for you, along with a personal message from your guests.
Post # 13
I voted caricature artist. IMO photobooths are just too trendy, but a caricature artist is a little more unique.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t want to take time out to sit for a carocature artist, plus I never never like how those pics turn out. real picutres would be more fun, and you’d get to keep them too.
I know people say photobooths are trendy but I havae never seen these in person.
Post # 15
I voted photobooth but I’m biased because we had one at our wedding and it was a BIG hit. Plus I like the fact that we got a CD with all the pictures. Hubby and I spent hours laughing over them.
If you really want the Caricature artist, maybe you could consider having the photobooth for a few hours rather than the whole night. We had ours only for 3 hours, which was plenty as we got about 200 pictures and we had 150 guests (so enough time for some guests to go back again and again…and again!). That way maybe you can have both. The caricatures for the guests who want something different and the photobooth for the rest of your guests.
Post # 16
I only say photobooth because the other option could be time consuming and I rather spend the time dancing though in actuality I would probably love the other option if there were more time.