In the past few years, photo booths have certainly become quite the wedding trend. They can range in type from a traditional photo booth or a DIY stand with a white sheet and self-timer. Guests really enjoy the experience, and it can a fun memento for both the guests and wedding couple to remember the reception by.
1- Give Your Guests a Copy of the Photos.
Many wedding couples stress over that type of wedding favor they will give their guests, and what better favor than a copy of the photos they took in the photo booth. People will not wish to take pictures in the photo booth if they do not receive a copy. They love the carefree, fun photos, and many choose to display them on their refrigerator, dresser, or even desk at work. Years from now, when they find the photos, they will look back fondly at your wedding and remember what a fun time they had. You can do strips of a certain number of poses or have the photo booth print out each individual picture.
2- Utilize Social Media With Your Photo Booth.
Especially with the millennial generation, social media is everything. Since many couples create a wedding hashtag (so they can see the pictures their guests post), you could display the hashtag on the photo printout. Some photo booths even have the option of posting the image to social media directly from the machine. If you want others to see what a fun event your wedding was, using a hashtag or posting to social media is definitely the way to go.
3- Make Sure Your Photo Booth Has Fun Props.
Every proper photo booth needs the right props to maximize the silliness in the photos. You can do random things like football helmets, Santa hats, or even a plastic sword, and the key to finding photo booth props is to look for random things even going back to the childhood days of the couple. Perhaps you could include a sign from the groom’s favorite sporting team, and signs (chalkboard and dry erase work best) where guests can write messages to the couple or simply include in their pictures are great ideas. Hit up a local resale store or dollar store to find some great ideas.
4- Locate the Photo Booth in a Key Area.
In real estate, location is everything, and this is true even when it comes to locating the photo booth for your wedding. You need to have it in an easily accessible area like off the dance floor or near the food. If your stick the photo booth in a corner or another room, chances are that guests will not remember to take pictures or be interested in the endeavor. Even if you did not pay for your photo booth, you still invested the time and energy in setting it up so you should make sure it is placed in a location to draw maximum exposure.
5- Have the Photo Booth Pictures Serve as Your Guest Book.
Instead of having a traditional guest book, consider having pictures from your photo booth serve as the guest book. You can have guests stick them in a book and have them sign a message beside the picture. This will really help when you do not recognize a name, and often seeing a picture of your guests will help you remember that the lady with the red curly hair is your dad’s coworker when just seeing the name will not help you recognize it.
If you are planning a wedding reception and wanting your guests to have a blast, you should definitely consider having a photo booth at your wedding. Your guests will remember your wedding every time they see their pictures, and this is a cost effective way to photograph part of your wedding and provide reception entertainment for your guests.