One of the most popular activities at a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, or any other event is photo booths! Guests love dressing up in silly accessories and cramming into a photo booth to take pictures with each other. With my years of being a top-rated Nevada and Colorado wedding planner, I have seen the success that photo booths can do for a wedding reception.
Unique Photo Booth Ideas
These photos can play important roles later on because of their unique uses. Each guest can take one of the two copies printed out, leaving one of the copies in a basket for the bride and groom to save as keepsakes. Some of our brides have made collages of the photos to hang in their home. Other times, the guests have participated by gluing their own pictures into a scrapbook or onto a poster. However, if the involvement is too detailed, it takes away from the energy of the party. This will lead to people getting turned off by being pressured into doing an arts and crafts project.
Additionally, the photos are stored on a disk that the newlyweds can keep with all the pictures. As a word of caution, be careful about the pictures you take because they will be on the disk forever.
Types of Photo Booths
There are lots of variations on photo booths, each of them tons of fun. The best part is that you can choose which one fits your preference on your special day!
- A traditional photo booth is a single compact unit that can fit 2 people comfortably. Guests would step in, sit down, and then take a strip of photos. Along with these classic photos, you can make them customizable. In order to give a more personal touch, your guests can choose from fun borders.
- Other times, the theme can be used to make a memorable background for pictures. There are photo booths which are more spacious and open-aired. Unlike the traditional photo booth, participants stand up in these. Keep in mind that this option takes up more room than the compact photo booth. It’s a good idea to bring funny props for the guests to use in the photo booth (funny hats, boas, etc). At one event at a ranch, we had photographers take Western-style photos in black and white. This was a huge success, being praised as one of the most fun activities!
- Finally, there is a new type of photo booth called a “Photo booth 360”. This choice allows up to 8 people to take an amazing photo together. These photo booths are assembled on-site and take more space than a traditional photo booth.
Guests enter a tent with a green-screen, and a camera in the middle rotates 360 degrees. Capturing almost the full body of each person in the tent. The image is printed on a single strip with a personalized background for the guests to keep.