I would love to have a photo booth since I hear everyone say it’s a big hit at Weddings. I’m afraid I won’t be able to afford one but I would love to still have one or something like it. What are your suggestions?
Many djs offer them as an add on cheaper than an independent company will charge. I would not invest in DIY supplies unless you plan to have a side business after the wedding to get your money’s worth.
Our DJ offered a photo booth for an extra $700. Another thing you can look at is having a selfie station where you still get a backdrop and some props (you can DIY) and then set up a tripod with an ipad or for people to put their own phones in. There are tons of companies that have simple setups like that if you dont want to worry about doing it yourself.
Getting it through your DJ is the way to go. As previous posters said, it’s cheaper that way and they bring all the props so you don’t have to DIY anything. We were very pleased with ours. His assistant even put together a scrapbook of people’s photos throughout the night for us.
A selfie station might be your best bet to keep cost low. I would get a battery operated ring light/phone stand (around 4-5 feet tall is good) Then there will be good lighting and makes it easy to take photos without guests having to ask someone to take the pic for them.
For a bit more money you could do a polaroid camera or a mini or 4x6 photo printer that connects to guests phones
And like others said, bundling with another vendor typically will make it cheaper if you want a hired vendor