Usually when people get all dressed up and are looking wonderful with their family and friends, they love to take lots of photos. That’s why having a photo booth at weddings and events is so popular. Not only does a photo booth provide a fun activity for guests, but they also get a keepsake from the wedding. As with every popular element for weddings, people get tired of seeing the same old, same old. Couples want their wedding to be special and different, so that’s why I am going to provide you with options.
Here is Your Ultimate Guide to Wedding Photo Booths:
Open Air Photo Booth
This is the most common form of photo booth at weddings. There will be a backdrop, a screen, or a themed set-up and a table full of props. Either a photographer will take the photos, or there will be a camera that the guests can operate by pressing start. The photos are then either sent by email or text to the guests, or printed out within moments.
Magic Mirror Selfie Booth
This looks like a glamorous full-length mirror, but actually has a touch screen so guests can take their photos. Just like the open air booth, you can have props and a backdrop available. Again the photos are printed on-site or else are emailed or texted to the guests.
Green Screen Photo Booth
Yet another variation of an open air photo booth, with a green screen photo booth, guests can choose their own background. They can be on a roller coaster, in Paris, at the pyramids or maybe something your couple pre-selects. Lets just hope the guest isn’t wearing green 😉
Selfie Station Photo Booth
This type of photo booth is the least expensive and easiest to manage. Your couple simply provides a background and props and the guests take their own photos on their phones.
Slow Motion Video Booth
Slow Motion Videos can be a lot of fun. The stop start slow fast motion video creates fun little video montages of the wedding guests. This activity always provides a lot of laughs and hilarious results.
360 Degree Photo/Video Booth
This is probably the most expensive type of photo booth but it is also one of the most fun. Guests stand on a circular platform while a camera mounted on an arm circles around them and records a live action mini video. It is a lot of fun and the videos have such a luxurious feel to them.
Old School Photo Booth
People love these because it brings them back to hanging out at the mall and taking photos in the booth with their friends.
This another type of selfie station but brings a lot of nostalgia with it. Polaroid cameras and a bunch of film are set out. Guests then take their own photos and watch the photos develop in front of their eyes. Another option is using using a polaroid printer, that prints polaroid pictures from your cell phone.
When and Where?
Now that you know the different kind of photo booths available, its time for the couple to decide if the photo booth is an activity for the Cocktail Hour, a Photo Guest Book, or an activity for after dinner. Is the photo booth going to be in the cocktail area, the main reception area, or somewhere else?
From a logistical planning perspective, you need to know:
- When delivery and tear down will be happening.
- Will there be an attendant on site?
- What kind of power source do they need?
- How many hours does the rental include?
- How much dedicated space is needed for the booth?
- Do the packages include props or should your couple provide them?