Kelly
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Necessary or Not: Photo Booth?

Kelly, on February 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 140
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Would you be devastated to attend a wedding without a photo booth? Are the fun pictures and props an important part of your reception routine, or is this an extra you wouldn’t miss?


What’s your photo booth stance? Necessary or not?


Necessary or Not: Photo Booth? 1

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  • Mrs. H
    Rockstar September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    Not necessary, but definitely fun!

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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
    Swtnss238 ·
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    Not necessary. Our guest list is small and we r having more of a dinner reception.
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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
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    Fun but not a necessity. I think this is something that would depend on if your budget allows for the extra expense.

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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
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    Nope. I'll go in if provided, but I don't think they make a wedding.

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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·
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    Not necessary at all. I actually think it would have been a wait for us.

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  • Angerra
    VIP August 2019
    Angerra ·
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    Not a necessity, but a lot of fun so we wanted one. It's also nice for our guests to have memories to look back on whenever they want instead of waiting for all of the professional photos.
    We'll have the mirror booth! Can't wait to use it!
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  • M
    Super November 2019
    Melissa ·
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    Photo booths arent a necessity. Just a luxury.
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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
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    Unnecessary for my microwedding. Many of my guests excluding my FH’s family, hate taking pics.
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  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·
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    Necessary? Absolutely not. A great item to have if your budget allows? Absolutely. We had one, and our guests LOVED it and it ended up being one of our favorite things - the album with all of the printed pics was a great scrapbook for things like leftover escort cards, invitation leftovers, etc. But if we couldn't afford to bring it into our wedding, we would not have been disappointed at all.

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  • Katelyn
    Savvy November 2019
    Katelyn ·
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    Not necessary, is it cute and fun yes, but people take pictures literally the entire wedding all over the place so it's not like they are missing out on any.
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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    That sounds awesome!! I agree, it's something fun to take home with you as a memory of the day!

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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    Such a good point! I think a great added touch if you budget allows! But, I feel like most people can do without it! So glad you had a great experience with yours!

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  • K
    Savvy March 2019
    Kristen ·
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    I think they are super fun if it's in your budget. I priced them out and we decided to opt out. I'd rather spend the extra $500 on my honeymoon.

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  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·
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    We loved having something for guests to do while they took a break from the dance floor! Our family loves to dance, for sure, but everyone needs a breather now and then. And those who didn't dance? Well they weren't just sitting around at their table or hitting up the bar Smiley smile

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    Devoted April 2021
    Soon2BMrsR ·
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    I still don’t understand this trend, especially in the age where everyone has a cell phone camera.

    I’d sooner hire more entertainment, like a petting zoo for the kids than this. We have a garden with a pond and a gazebo in we will have access to with our reception space.
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  • Nisa
    Super March 2019
    Nisa ·
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    Not necessary, but definitely fun! We found a Groupon for $150 bucks that gives us FOUR HOURS of a photobooth so we decided to go for it.

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    Expert June 2019
    Afterallthistime...Always ·
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    Maybe it’s just me, but I stopped caring about photo booths when I was 15. Probably because I went to about 10 bar/bar mitzvahs with them. They were fun when i was a kid, but now I can just use my phone for pictures. No desire to get one for our wedding.
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  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
    Martika ·
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    Not necessary. But if there is enough money in the budget I was thinking about doing a photo booth, I found a lot of great deals.

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  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
    Martika ·
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    We had a photo booth at my prom. That was the first time i ever used one. They were really fun. I think they could be a great addition to the wedding but not necessary especially if you already have a photographer.

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  • S
    Beginner September 2019
    Saamala ·
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    It depends on the theme of your wedding. If you are going with a more interactive approach, I would think it would be necessary to keep the guest engaged. If not, then its not necessary. There are other ways to capture the your guest's experience

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