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Photo Booths: Overrated or Underrated?

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

Posted in Wedding Reception 123

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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123 Comments

  • Riley
    Expert September 2020
    Riley ·
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    Over it's expensive and tacky in my opinion it reminds me of a kids dress up party

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  • Alicia
    VIP August 2019
    Alicia ·
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    Overrated. In my experience, they barely get used.

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    Savvy September 2020
    Erin ·
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    We're skipping favors and doing a photo booth instead so guests can have a memento. I know they've been done quite a bit in recent years but for the weddings we've attended we've always enjoyed using the photobooths.
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  • Genevieve
    Dedicated April 2021
    Genevieve ·
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    Fun, but overrated! People can take pics on their phones!!
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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    Overrated. we have a wonderful friend who is also a professional photographer. I'm sure she will take plenty of pictures.

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  • Katelyn
    Devoted October 2020
    Katelyn ·
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    Overrated, no thank you! This is something I have opted out of. My fiancé and I just don’t like the idea.
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  • Catherine
    June 2020
    Catherine ·
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    This is what we are doing also. Pictures are always a great keepsake.

    And photo booths are just fun!

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  • Brittanie
    Dedicated June 2020
    Brittanie ·
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    Overrated. I really didn't care much to have one, but our venue comes with it so we'll have it

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  • Annette
    Dedicated October 2019
    Annette ·
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    Overrated. Tired of seeing this done
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  • T
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Tobi ·
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    I love them! My fiance and I have photos all around our house from the weddings that we've been to and it's a nice reminder of the fun that we had. Most of the ones I've seen are open instead of a booth which allows for more people to jump in.

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  • Kirsten
    Savvy August 2020
    Kirsten ·
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    As much as I love them. I do think it takes away from the dance floor. I feel like so much time and money are placed into that special day only for the guest to leave for pics
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  • Amanda
    VIP December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    While they are a lot of fun I think they have run their course. We did have fun in the past with them at other weddings we will not be having one at our own.

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  • 10102020
    Dedicated October 2020
    10102020 ·
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    Underrated! I am having one and I can’t wait because it creates memories for my guest and I. We are booking a professional one with props and backdrop. Good luck!
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  • Chelsie
    Devoted May 2020
    Chelsie ·
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    Im not sure yet.

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  • Jessica
    Expert February 2020
    Jessica ·
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    Overrated with how elaborate they are but underrated with how fun they are. I am making my own but keeping it simple.

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  • Kari
    VIP May 2020
    Kari ·
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    I love traditional old fashioned photo booths (ones that are an actual enclosed small booth that you squish into and where there is a strip of photos at the end). I like the intimacy of those spaces and the goofy, spontaneous photos that result. No gimmicky props or backdrops.

    If anyone knows of a more traditional photo booth that provides both a 3-4 photo printout and also saves digital files, please let me know. I'd love to have guests have a strip of photos to take home but be able to compile all of those images in a memory book, but I can't find this anywhere.

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  • Michelle
    Super August 2019
    Michelle ·
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    Overrated. We had an instant camera to have our guests put their photos into our guest book but that's as close to a photo booth as we got.
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    Beginner March 2020
    Abigail ·
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    Overrated, I never actually end up using them at weddings! I'd prefer my guests on the dance floor with me instead Smiley smile definitely a know-your-crowd kind of thing though, I can see how they'd be super popular with people who don't love dancing as much but still want something fun to do during the reception.

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  • Ashley
    Expert November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Overrated. Most guests at wedding's I've been to that had photo booths everyone primarily took photos on their phones.

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  • Catherine
    June 2020
    Catherine ·
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    Not a must have, but Underrated and fun.

    Great wedding favor for the guests and then a great photo album for the bride and groom.


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