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Devoted October 2019

Photo Booth. Yay or Nay

Star, on April 2, 2019 at 12:29 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 52
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Do we need them? are there ones we can get for around 300 and under? To rent maybe? Perhaps some alternatives to photo booths...
or are they even necessary.??

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Latest activity by Mandi, on May 1, 2019 at 9:01 PM
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    Super July 2019
    Crystal ·
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    I got one because their super fun and you can great some great guest pictures
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  • B
    Dedicated November 2019
    Beth ·
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    We are getting one for a few reasons...they add such a fun touch to a wedding and Give an alternative activity to dancing, and also serve as favors because the guests can take home the souvenirs. We also get a book of everyone’s photo copies and they can write us a message. Ours cost $500 but it is one thing we are splurging on.
    Also, I have seen a lot of DIY photo booths and fun things you can do but I didn’t want to have to deal with all that! There’s a bunch of ideas on Pinterest though!
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  • Teresa
    Devoted September 2020
    Teresa ·
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    That sounds awesome Beth. I didn't think of all that. I wasn't wanting one but I might be looking into it now. Especially because I'm not gonna have a sign in book.
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  • Lc
    Super September 2018
    Lc ·
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    I say yay if you can afford it. I don’t know how much it costs though. But if it’s not within budget it’s not a necessity. I’ve been to plenty of fun weddings that didn’t have them.
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  • CDickman
    VIP September 2019
    CDickman ·
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    Check Groupon. But no you do not need them.
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  • Samantha
    Expert October 2019
    Samantha ·
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    Definitely not a necessity. We decided to not have a photo booth because it wasn't in the budget.
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    Dedicated March 2020
    Tamsin ·
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    You can easily DIY them
    necessary? No. We aren’t because we both aren’t a fan of them
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  • S
    Beginner September 2019
    Sawyer ·
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    I’ve been to weddings where they set up a DIY photo booth either with a instax camera or to use your own phones. It’s just as fun as weddings with a ‘real’ photo booth Smiley smile
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    Savvy September 2019
    Lisa ·
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    My plan is yo do a DIY photo booth. I think it will turn out great as alot of my guest are on snap chap......
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  • Alyssa
    Savvy November 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    I think photobooths are great because your guests will have photo memories of the event ,but I wouldn’t consider it a must-have. If it’s not in the budget, make/rent a backdrop.I have had just as much fun with the backdrops people made on their own because it had a personal touch. Purchasing a custom Snapchat geo-filter for the wedding is also fun 😊
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  • Amber
    Super September 2020
    Amber ·
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    I really want one but not sure if my budget will allow that to happen or not!!!
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  • Wendy
    Super August 2021
    Wendy ·
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    I really want one but for our DW is $800 and so it’ll definitely be an extra thing.. still debating...
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  • Janiya
    Super June 2020
    Janiya ·
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    I would say definitely get a photo booth if you have room in your budget. Our photo booth is included with our DJ and MC package. This adds a nice personal touch with another activity to keep your guests busy. Our DJ is providing us with the magic mirror photo booth.

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    Super September 2018
    Rachel ·
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    If you’re on the fence and won’t be sad if you don’t get it, you can also try waiting until closer to your wedding to rent one. We added a photo booth rather last minute and I think they were the only vendor who would negotiate with us! 😂 The nice part about hiring a photo booth is having an attendant to encourage people to use the booth or explain how it works. Not necessary, but I think it helps people use it a little bit more so you’ll have more photos. You can also save on your rate by going all digital. Adding the print strips and memory book adds up!
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  • Monica
    Devoted July 2020
    Monica ·
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    I think our daughters (who will be 12 and 16 at the wedding) would rebel if we didn’t get one. LOL
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  • Melissa
    VIP September 2019
    Melissa ·
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    Definitely not a necessity but it was one of my must haves. I’m not big on dancing bc I’m super self conscious but I love a photo booth. We have not booked ours yet, but will be in the next month or so. As for prices, I think it all depends on your area. Also, check Groupon, I’ve seen them on there before.
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  • Latasha
    Savvy June 2020
    Latasha ·
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    I say yay!!! I have one for my special day it was a free perk that was given for booking 150 guest with the venue.

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  • L
    Savvy October 2019
    Lindsay ·
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    I looked at photo booths but for the more casual type of wedding that I'm having, I decided against it since most people will be taking pictures with their phones during the reception. I hope this helps!
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    Dedicated December 2019
    DIY Bride ·
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    My reception venue works with a photographer, so they were able to get us a photo booth for about $400. They will bring props for it and I was also planning on getting some wedding and Christmas props.

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  • Terra
    Expert September 2020
    Terra ·
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    I personally hate the look of the prop photos. I dunno why, it's just not my jam. I love the idea of a photo guest book, though, so we're thinking about maybe setting up a kind of DIY situation with some Polaroids at the front. We'll see what happens, lol.

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