A lot of bridal couples today consider having a photo booth as a must-have in their wedding (among other special celebrations). This is because while it’s great to have formal and flashy professional wedding photos, you can’t deny that it’s a ton of fun also to have something that captures the more playful and wacky moments among family and friends.
The photobooth can be kept throughout the reception to give guests something fun to do while taking a break from the wedding program. While the professional photographer can capture formal and candid photos, the photo booth takes snapshots of your guests freely enjoying themselves.
So if you plan on renting a photo booth for your wedding, here are some tips on how to make the most of it and help make your guests have a wonderful time at your event.
1. Allocate enough floor space for queuing
Though most photobooths only take up a small portion of floor space, you’ll need to consider the people falling in line and waiting for their turn at it. Most of your guests will surely want to try it, and they usually come in groups. Station the booth near the receiving area of the reception so that there’s enough space for queuing. Most importantly, make sure that the line won’t reach where the buffet or your wedding cake is—you wouldn’t want anyone bumping into the wedding cake.
2. Make use of the stop-time feature
Many photobooth companies let their clients avail of the stop-time feature—and we highly recommended that you use this. For instance, if you availed a four-hour package, you can use the first hour before the reception program starts, and then pause it until the program is over. This way, everybody’s attention is focused on the program, while you’re maximizing the hours of usage of the booth.
3. Personalize photo printouts
Since photos produced by photobooth companies tend to look the same, find out whether your provider offers personalized photo printouts. This means you can choose your own color scheme or add your own logo in the pictures. You can either submit your own design or let your supplier personalize it for you.
4. Find out whether you can have multiple copies
Some photobooth providers only print one strip of photo if the package includes an online auto-upload. Even so, ask if they can provide you with multiple copies of the photos so guests whose photos are taken in groups can each have their own copy of their picture. You may also want to collect a copy of their photo, which your guests can sign, and use the collection to compliment your traditional guestbook.
5. Add backdrops and props
The best way to encourage guests to loosen up and act crazy is to provide them with colorful backdrops and props. Whether your photobooth company can provide these or you’ll have to provide them yourself, make sure that these items reflect your wedding theme.
Some great ideas for photo booth props include:
A photobooth does more than just producing instant photos and saving on professional photographer’s fee. The real value that a photobooth can add to your wedding is the tangible memories that can last a lifetime. So, add fun, games, memories, and a great favor to your wedding by renting a photobooth from a reputable rental company.
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