Year after year, wedding couples struggle to find elements to add to their wedding to make their day extra memorable for their guests. Year after year new trends are introduced to amp up a wedding and bring that extra element of brilliance so that guests can OOH and AAH over! We’ve seen it all, from champagne towers, food trucks, Oyster bars, salsa dancers, magicians and even Caricaturists. However, one way that has become a hit, not to mention super memorable, is the addition of a Photo booth.
Gone are the days where fun candid shots consisted of the couple providing a disposable camera for each table. Remember that trend? The one where the couple wanted guests to take random photos of each other throughout the reception to document the fun from their angle? It was a great idea in theory; but aside from lost cameras and badly exposed photos, guests would tend to take some distasteful photos and usually would fill the camera before the meal was even done with photos of their half eaten courses and miscellaneous blurry table shots.
Thankfully, photo booths have moved in and solved this problem. They are an affordable add-on for any wedding and have become a distinctive touch that creates great documented memories for the couple and their guests. Photo booths are also a great icebreaker to get guests mingling and are perfect for cocktail hour, after dinner or both. Regardless of how elegant or casual, big or small, and your budget, a Photo Booth can fit right in. There are many types of photo booths to consider. From a raised White backdrop operated by a photographer to a stand-alone machine that is user operated.
It’s also great to have a prop-trunk consisting of everything from colourful boa’s, quirky glasses, hats, masks etc. It can even be Theme specific. Here are some fun ideas for specific themes. Themes can be taken from your actual wedding design, something that represents you as a couple or even the location of your honeymoon. Be creative and have fun!
50’s Theme: A photo-backdrop of a diner or if you are having photo frames for your guests to take home, design it in the shape of a jukebox. Props: soda floats, poodle skirts, leather jackets and Elvis, Greaser or Bouffant wigs, Elvis Costumes, cat-eye glasses and sideburns.
Moulin Rouge Theme: Red Velvet Backdrop or Red Curtained Photo Booth. Props: Top Hats, Sailor Hats, Feather Boas, Moustaches, fancy corsets and masks.
Hawaiian Theme: A Green Screen that can later have a Hawaiian Beach Background put on for the printed photo. Props: Grass Skirt, Sunglasses, Big Glasses, Surfboards, Lei’s, Hawaiian Shirts, Pineapple and Fruit Hats.
The great thing is that regardless of the props you choose your guests will talk about for years to come!