For the couple planning their wedding on a smaller than average budget a professional photo booth may seem out of the equation.
Going DIY can be a fantastic way to have a photo booth at your wedding for less. One of the weddings I attended in 2014 had a budget photo booth which worked fantastically. It was an iPad set up on a stand where the guests pressed the capture button that was set on a 5 second timer so you could get in place before the picture was taken. Add in a little backdrop and some fun photo booth style props and you’ve got your own budget photo booth.
Some photo booth hire companies do packages that could really suit your needs. You may decide you only need the photo booth for a couple of hours during the early stages of the reception. An example of a company that may be able to fit this need is ‘Giraffe Monkey‘ who are based in the north of England.
Only you will know if a photo booth is something you want to have at your wedding. If you do want a photo booth at your wedding, only you will know if your budget allows you to go professional, or if you’ll have to get creative and go DIY.
When thinking about backdrops for a DIY photo booth you could create a board that stands in front of the ‘camera’ or you can simply set in up so a wall is the backdrop. Simply what you don’t want is the camera looking into a room as this distracts the focus away from the people who are “in the photo booth” at the time and takes away from the whole photo booth feel when you get the pictures.
Most people opting with a DIY photo booth won’t have a printer set up to print the pictures after they’re taken as if you don’t already have an instant photo printer this can add an unexpected high cost to the set up. If you’re using a smart device as the camera then you can download photo booth apps that allow your guests to upload the photos to a service such as Instagram with your own unique hashtag so you can find them all later. A quick Google search brings up loads of ideas and ‘How To’s” for creating a DIY photo booth.
I have the day off work today because I am going to a sample sale.
The sample sale is in Swindon between 4-8PM.
It is just me and my sister going as I can imagine it could be very busy!
I’m not expecting to buy a dress this evening – it’s still over 11 months to go!
But you never know…maybe I will find my dress…
THIS TIME NEXT YEAR!
ONLY ONE YEAR TO GO!
ON THIS DATE NEXT YEAR I BECOME A MRS!!!!