So we realllyyyyy wanted a photo booth but finding it’s not feasible considering our budget. Does anyone have any alternative suggestions for this? We’re considering setting up a station for my Polaroid camera but I wanted to explore other options too! Any and all ideas welcome
That's an awesome idea of setting up a station with your Polaroid! Just add props and a backdrop. I would be very cautious about that though.. Some people aren't as careful when it comes to other's belongings. Especially when alcohol is involved. We have a couple of old, rustic distressed doors that we're going to set up in a corner with props and probably a banner with our hashtag on it so people can get that "photobooth" feeling, but use their phones. We thought about supplying cameras, but trying to save money where we can.
We are using a Polaroid camera for the guest book but also providing a backdrop and some dry erase signs for people to use too with their phones as more of a photo booth. I got a stand and some curtains off of table factory and I think the cost was 50 bucks. Then two signs from amazon for about 20. I’ve also seen custom printed backdrops on Etsy that you could hang on a stand. I think he big expense with the Polaroid is the film. Stuffs not cheap!
I am purchasing a backdrop and props off of etsy, and a backdrop stand, tablet stand, and photography style bright light with stand off of amazon. We are going to use a photobooth app that guests will use themselves and then can upload onto a server for us, as well as upload onto their own social media if they like. Total price $180
There is actually a business in Seattle that does photo booth Polaroids! They don't even use the instax cameras!!! The photos are printed onto the film and then you also get a digital album for all the photos! Check out Hidden Picture Polaroids in Seattle I hired them for my daughter's sweet 16 a couple years ago and they did great job!!!!! The girl that owns the company is a family friend so if you want more information I can probably help you out!