Photo booths have become a familiar sight in many occasions, including spring wedding. For weddings, photo booths offer guests a welcome distraction while waiting for the start of the reception ceremony, as well as other activities like dancing. The photos are great souvenirs that can be shared online on social media or kept as a token for that memorable occasion. Plus, almost everyone wants to ham it up in front of the camera.
If you are planning on getting a photo booth for your spring wedding, here are a few important considerations you have to factor in before choosing a particular vendor.
Know which type to get
The term photo booth is a generic one that applies to different things. It can be as simple as a camera and backdrop setup or a full booth where guests can enter to have their pictures taken.
Consider other wedding details
In choosing your photo booth, it is a good idea to get one that matches your wedding style. For example, if you are having a formal wedding in a hotel, you can easily get away with a booth that occupies a large amount of space. On the other hand, if you are planning an outdoor ceremony or reception, you have to make sure that electrical outlets are readily available.
Consider a self-contained booth
Space is often a premium commodity during receptions. The advantage of self-contained booths is that everything, including the camera, is placed neatly in one neat place.
Don’t forget about your seating preferences
Some photo booths have stools or benches while others do not. Consult with the vendor and make the necessary arrangements ahead of time.
Check how long the photo booth will be available for you and your guests. You might also want to inquire about the rates for time extensions.
Check the images
It is a good idea to ask the vendor for sample images and available templates to choose from. Also, you should ask about how the images will be provided to you and your guests. Most vendors provide printouts and maintain social media pages where the soft copy of the images can be downloaded.
Props can make photo booth sessions more fun and interesting for the wedding guests. Take note that some vendors offer props for their clients. However, if you have the time, energy and money, there are several ideas for props that you can look up online.
You can start getting ideas for props by checking out your own closet. Find and bring interesting pieces that your guests can play with. You may also want to check thrift stores and vintage shops for fun and quirky vintage pieces.
Buy a small chalk or whiteboard and a few markers so your guests can write down personal messages while having their photos taken at your spring wedding.