Lynnie
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Photo Booths: Overrated or Underrated?

Lynnie, on June 18, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Wedding Reception 121

Photo booths are one of the biggest crazes that has swept through the wedding industry in the last few years! Are you still totally into them, or kind of over it? What do you think? Are photo booths overrated or underrated? Photo from Arrowwood Weddings + Events in Dallas, TX Next Question: Naked...

Photo booths are one of the biggest crazes that has swept through the wedding industry in the last few years! Are you still totally into them, or kind of over it?

What do you think? Are photo booths overrated or underrated?


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Photo from Arrowwood Weddings + Events in Dallas, TX



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121 Comments

  • C
    Devoted September 2019
    Caitlyn ·
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    Overrated. I wanted one initially, but it's not worth the expense and we don't have room in the reception space at this point.

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  • Stephanie
    Expert September 2020
    Stephanie ·
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    Overrated and way to much money!!!!!!!

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  • Brianna N
    Super October 2019
    Brianna N ·
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    I love the idea, but they are ridiculously expensive! I would love to have one, but I can't justify the expense.

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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    Allow me to say that all of the ones I've seen have been poorly done. We have a "wedding planner" in our area who isn't that great at what she does. And has produced some "interesting" things. I'm not a fan of misspelled signing.

    I personally also just prefer the photo strips, and our photobooth gives us a copy of each strip.
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  • Amanda
    Dedicated June 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Overrated for the insane prices I've been receiving – but we really want one as a way to form a fun guestbook! Instead we might just buy polaroid cameras and a bunch of film and set it next to a a scrapbook where guests can take photos – stick them in the book and write something fun. We want it to be a fun way to remember the day!

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  • Stacey
    Devoted July 2020
    Stacey ·
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    Underrated. I think this is a fun idea for all guests at your wedding.
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  • Virginia
    Expert April 2020
    Virginia ·
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    We are having the Mirror photo booth. We didn't hire our photographer for the reception so this is a great alternative.

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  • Whitney
    Savvy May 2020
    Whitney ·
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    Overrated. They were amazing a few years ago but now seem overdone, especially when you look at the cost. I also feel like a lot of the props are so cheesy and borderline tacky. I plan on setting up a DIY photo booth station. A table with a few items and a tripod that you can clip your phone into so people can have an option for a non-selfie photo.

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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    Overrated. However, we will probably have one at our wedding, just because most people attending would probably enjoy it.

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  • ALYSSA
    Devoted September 2019
    ALYSSA ·
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    Overrated and a little tacky I think to have a full-on photo booth. However I think a cute selfie-station is just fine. We will use our flower wall we marry in front of as the backdrop for a selfie station.

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  • Fmv
    Super October 2020
    Fmv ·
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    Overrated and so expensive! Our venue just recently started offering it through our DJ, and when we signed our contract the venue kept trying to push it...like saying you need to let us know asap if you want...were like no we dont. Its not on our list of things we want and we are having two photographers. They will be getting all the photos we need.

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  • Sexypoodle
    VIP October 2020
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Overrated… Played out… seen to often… Unoriginal. 😬

    The best use for them is at a middle school dance.
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  • Letty2287
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Letty2287 ·
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    Overrated!
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  • Nykole
    Expert October 2019
    Nykole ·
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    Well, it would appear the vast majority find them overrated, but I have to disagree. Maybe it’s a know your crowd thing, but everyone seems to love them that will be attending our wedding. Also, I just think they’re so fun!! We hired a photo booth guy almost immediately when planning our wedding. He was the same guy that did my FH’s brother’s wedding two years ago. He was awesome and he’s not that expensive. Yay for photo booths!! 😆
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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera ·
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    Kind of overrated. They are everywhere and there are so many different ways to do it, depending on what you want to spend. I really wanted one, because I thought it would be a fun time for guests and a great way to get pictures, but didn't want to spend the money. So I got some polaroid cameras and I'm making my own props.

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  • Cheryl
    Expert November 2020
    Cheryl ·
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    Hahaha! Ok, I gotcha. Misspelled signing is never ok, especially if you're paying someone to make those signs happen. It would be nice to have all the copies.
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  • Jessica
    Dedicated September 2019
    Jessica ·
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    I made my photo booth so I would have to say underrated. I have a tripod selfie stick, and dollar store dress up and signs, they can take the pictures themselves and send them to their group.
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    As much as i love the idea of one, I would have to say overrated. They can get pretty pricey. I would rather put the extra cash towards something else.

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  • Sharonne
    Savvy June 2020
    Sharonne ·
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    Overrated. Added and unnecessary expense
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  • Paula
    Super September 2019
    Paula ·
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    Overrated, waste is money and it will not be missed
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