Wedding planning is an exciting time for both the bride and groom-to-be.
It is truly a day when the personal style of the couple gets to shine for friends and family. It is a day you don’t want anyone to forget and, let’s be honest, most of your guests won’t even see your professional photographer shot.
More often than not, your guest’s photos will end up in the Instagram archives, only to be forgotten when the next big event takes center stage on the screen. So, how do you immortalize your special day in the hearts, minds, and hands of all guests? A photo booth of course! Photo booths are becoming very popular at weddings and, when done right, they can be an absolute highlight from everyone from your 5-year old niece to your 85-year old grandmother and all guests in between.
Like all elements of wedding planning, the photo booth must be done right.
If you are interested in a photo booth for your wedding, then today is your lucky day. Read on for 5 tips for hosting the perfect photo booth at your wedding.
Choosing the right company
Do your research. Choosing the right photo booth hire service will make or break the experience for guests.
Look for a company with strong consumer reviews and a competitive price. A company that has numerous options such as open and closed photo booths, vintage or traditional. A company that does not tack on hidden fees such as delivery or cost per photo printed. This is your special day, don’t skimp on an element that will bring smiles to faces and real photos to remember for a lifetime!
Choose an Open Booth
A good company will offer you an open or closed booth.
We have all been in the closed booth, where it pops out a series of small, square black and white photos. Well, booths have come a long way since then. An open photo booth will allow more guests to get in the photo with more props and more creativity. For a wedding, in particular, an open booth is definitely the way to go.
Place your photo booth in a strategic place in your wedding venue.
If you place it too far out of the way people won’t see it or won’t use it. A couple great location ideas are near the bar or just off the dance floor. Places where guests are already letting loose and will get silly and have fun with the photos!
Hire an Attendant
This goes well with the positioning tip.
At first, I thought hiring and attendant was a waste of money, but it makes a huge difference in getting people into the booth and positioning for quality photos. The addition of an attendant is sure to make all guests feel compelled to at least come take a look at what all the fun the guests are having. It also takes the stress away from the bride and groom if for some reason something goes wrong with the booth.
Sure the bride spent some serious time getting ready for her special day, but don’t forget that guests put a lot into their glam look as well. Don’t skimp on good lighting, especially for an open booth.
Get Into It!
If the bride and groom are jumping into as many photos as they can, two great things will happen:
1) guests will follow suit and want to get in on the action
2) they are left with so many great photos of them with a variety of guests
So, get into it B&G and set the tone for a creative and silly photo booth extravaganza!
A professional photographer is there to take formal wedding photos that will be on your mantle for the rest of your life. Classic shots that capture the elegance of the event. A photo booth is there for a totally different reason; to capture in-the-moment personalities of guests in a unique and artistic atmosphere. Your guests, your family, and you in 20-years will thank you for ensuring a high-quality photo booth is at your wedding!