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Sevanna
Just Said Yes March 2023

Photo booth

Sevanna, on August 14, 2022 at 4:17 PM Posted in Planning 0 17
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I bought this back drop to do a DIY photo booth at my wedding reception. I was wondering if it would be okay to charge my guests $1 for a photo? I would have 4x6 photos printed on site for them once the booth is closed.


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Latest activity by Kate, on November 10, 2022 at 9:14 PM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    It’s inappropriate to ask anyone to open their wallets at your wedding. Why do you want to charge them? Photo booth vendors print on demand and don’t charge guests for their copies.
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  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
    Cece ·
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    Absolutely not ok. A photobooth at a wedding is a gift experience to guests and they definitely should not be charged for it. Furthermore, your guests shouldn’t need to open their wallets for anything at your wedding.
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  • Jacks
    Champion November 2054
    Jacks ·
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    Noooooo. That's not a good idea. You guests should not have to subsidize the cost of your event in any way.

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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
    Imani ·
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    I 100% agree with all the other posters!
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  • Erin
    Rockstar May 2022
    Erin ·
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    Agree with all. Guests should not have to open their wallets at all during your wedding. If I was a guest, I would probably avoid the photo booth for that reason. I’d recommend finding a photo booth vendor that fits your budget.
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  • Michael
    VIP October 2023
    Michael ·
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    What is the reason you would charge them? a dollar is pretty small amount to use for anything.

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  • T
    Dedicated July 2017
    ti ·
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    We couldn't afford a photo booth opportunity in our budget so opted not to include it - this is a cost you'll need to absorb into your planning (or return the backdrop I guess!).

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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci ·
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    1 buck is a good price. I suppose. If I were your guest, I would probably skip your photo booth tho. I don't understand why they can't take pics with their own phone for free. The only thing I will be willing to pay for as a guest is alcohol.
    And tips for the staff.
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  • T
    Savvy May 2023
    Twinsiesmum ·
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    I don’t think it would be in good taste to charge your guest for the photos. The photos will be something you can look back on for a great memory. It’ll be worth it
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  • Rabreena
    Devoted October 2021
    Rabreena ·
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    I agree with all others who have already posted, it is highly distasteful and rather wrong to want to charge your guests for pictures when it is an expense you decided to spend on and for your wedding. That is not fair to any of the guests that you have invited, and I believe most guests would most likely avoid the photo area all together once they realized there would be a fee,

    If it is something you really want to do and decided to continue with charging for photos, that's fine because in the end it is your choice and wedding, but I would highly suggest that you notify your guests in advance about it, whether it be on the invitation, details card or website.

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  • Michael
    VIP October 2023
    Michael ·
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    Whatever the issues are with charging for the photobooth, that floral backdrop looks wonderful.

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  • Sevanna
    Just Said Yes March 2023
    Sevanna ·
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    This is why I post here! Thank you all! I am completely oblivious to wedding etiquette! I mainly wanted to charge a dollar for the prints because that way it can go into our honeymoon. I am not charging for drinks at all. On that note does the dollar dance count? A lot of you are dying they shouldn’t open their wallets at all so now I’m questioning that lol
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Guests are not responsible for financing your honeymoon either. A dollar dance is cultural and not all cultures or social circles participate. If it is not part of your culture that guests expect, don’t include it as a fundraiser because it makes you look gift grabby and is included in the “don’t ask guests to pay for your wedding “ umbrella.
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  • Erin
    Rockstar May 2022
    Erin ·
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    If you have a gift registry, my suggestion would be to put a Honeymoon Fund on it so if there’s any guests that don’t mind doing that, they can contribute. But, I would advise that there also be physical gifts on the registry as well because not everyone is cool with the whole Honeymoon Fund concept and will insist on getting a physical item instead. If you have gadgets already, I’d suggest registering for “upgrades”. This is what we did and now we have much nicer cooking stuff 😊
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  • C
    Beginner September 2023
    Connie ·
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    Absolutely not! If you can’t pay for the photos, skip it
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  • Jaclyn
    Dedicated December 2021
    Jaclyn ·
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    I just did a honeymoon fund. Some people feel that doing a honeyfund is tacky or distasteful but I guess you just have to know your guests. We were together 10 years and living together for about 8 before getting married so we didn't need items that would be listed in a normal wedding registry. Our friends and family knew that of course and didn't find it weird or rude to set up a honeyfund instead of receiving gifts. We felt like it takes pressure off of everyone and made it easier lol. But no. don't charge for photos.

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  • Kate
    Just Said Yes October 2022
    Kate ·
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    Definitely don't charge for a photo booth

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