If you’ve attended a wedding in the past couple of years, you probably sat down to have you photo taken in a photo booth. Wacky props and fun backdrops allow wedding guests to get a little silly and have fun, and the resulting photos create long-lasting memories for the bride and groom. If you’re planning to hire a photo booth for your own wedding, here are a few little tips to help you make the most of it!
Look for a professional studio setup
Some photo booths just use a webcam, but if you want professional-quality results you should opt for a model that uses a high-quality DSLR camera with a proper studio flash instead. These are usually found in open air photo booths rather than boxier setups. Be sure to ask your photo booth company about the type of equipment provided.
Match the booth to your wedding theme.
Although a photo booth offers the chance for guests to let their hair down a bit, you still want to make sure it fits with your overall wedding vibe. A comedy booth sitting in the middle of a black-tie reception won’t really fit in. Make sure the styles of the booth and its attendant props match the theme of your wedding for a cohesive extra on the big day.
Choose an ideal location.
Along these same lines, it’s important to think carefully about where you plan to place your photo booth. It should be in an area where it won’t be overlooked by guests, but won’t dominate the dance floor either. Most venues are accustomed to accommodation photo booths, and will be able to point you in the right direction.
Stock your booth with costumes and props.
Whether you’re hiring a professional photo booth or creating your own DIY version, props and costumes will make or break its success. This can make the difference between guests stopping by for a single photo or returning time and time again. For added drama, you can give your guests masks, feather boas, oversized sunglasses, and various elements of funny fancy dress to encourage them to strike a pose.
Finally, you need to think about how you’ll get the images to your guests. With an all-inclusive package, the booth operator should be able to provide your guests with photos on the spot. Make sure you look at these first to see if they have the right type of template, font, or background for guests to customise. Do the images look professional or like cheap printouts? Ideally, the images should be on a thick paper and be professional enough for guests to save as a fun souvenir. It’s also ideal if duplicate images are printed out, so that you can create a scrapbook of your guests’ photos.
Plan ahead a little bit and you can ensure that your wedding photo booth enhances the big day in just the way you want.