Top 13 Reasons to Have a Photo Booth at Your Wedding
So you’re getting married and you’re looking for a great in expensive way to entertain your guests. A photo booth may be answer to all your needs. Below we have listed out our Top 13 Reasons We think EVERY Wedding NEEDS to have a Photo Booth.
1) Something To Do During Cocktail Hour or Downtime
Besides a few drinks and appetizers, what better way to keep your guests from getting into trouble or being bored than to give them something to occupy their time? Photo booths are the answer. During your cocktail hour guests find there self sometimes bored after waiting around for an hour. Average attention spans are only around 15-20 minutes these days. A photo Booth allows guests to not only enjoy those cocktails but to relax and give them something to do while they wait.
2) Candid and Unique Images
As wedding photographers, we know that every time your guests see us they try and strike a perfect pose. Unless we sneak around, it’s sometimes difficult to capture some of your guest’s personalities. What photo booths seem to accomplish is that guests “let their hair down”. They put on silly glasses or hats and make funny faces. Instead of posed boring photos, you get to see those candid personalities of each of the guests.
3) Additional Photos to add to your Gallery
Your wedding photographer may not be able to capture a picture of every guest at your wedding. Sometimes they run out of time, or some people cower away when they see a wedding photographer approaching. A photo booth can help by allowing your guests the option to take photos on their own time. You would be surprised at how popular photo booths are and how many additional pictures you will get.
4) Add more fun to your reception
Receptions are always fun but some of your guests are not into dancing or drinking. Many older guests just enjoy sitting back, relaxing and watching all the other younger guests party down. When a photo booth is present, we find that your guests that generally don’t dance will get up and come over to the photo booth. We have not found ONE person who doesn’t enjoy the fun of a photo booth. Even if they can’t or won’t dance, they always think it’s so much fun to take a funny picture.
5) Add a seating chart
If your photo booth company offers it instead of having a board of seating chart, why not create a digital one? We offer our photo booth customers an option to create a custom seating chart on our magic mirror photo booth. Imagine instead of your guests fumbling around trying to find where to sit, they see a digital recreating of your seating chart that they can easily find their seat all while looking at a beautiful decorative mirror. It’s a win win for you and your guests.
6) Your guests get a souvenir prints as wedding favors
What better way to provide every guest with a favor than with something that they will actually keep. Most people love getting pictures of themselves. With a photo booth, most companies include unlimited prints when you rent the booth. What this means for you is that you get personalized wedding favors for each of your guests that take a picture. Instead of some candy wrapped in tulle, why not give your guests a photo print instead.
7) Promote your hashtag or website via Text or Print
A lot of weddings today include a special hashtag or website that your guests can include in images they share online or even special websites for gifts and couple updates. Some photo booth companies like BW Photography Studio’s Magic Mirror Photo Booth allows you to include hashtags or websites on your prints as well as include it on a text of the images your guests take. The text that your guests can receive makes it super easy to share and makes it clear what hashtags or websites you want linked. What better way to share that special message with your guests than a personalized text message sent to each guest’s phones.
8) Send out a thank you for attending your wedding
As part of that text we talked about above you could also just send out a personal message to thank your guests for coming to your wedding. You can even print it directly on the prints that they get from the photo booth. In case you miss a guest before they leave, the photo booth can make sure that they at least get a message from you thanking them from coming.
9) A fun way to do a wedding guest book
Instead of a boring list of names in a book that you will never look at again on; why not have your photo booth company create a guest book with the photo booth images. With our magic mirror photo booth, guests can either sign directly onto their image or they can sign the image in the guest book. Many companies including BW photography Studio includes in certain packages a memory book/guest book. When your guests print their picture from the booth, we print an extra so that we can attach it to the guest book for your guests to sign. It makes a amazing personalized photo guest book that you just won’t be able to get any other way!
10) Suitable for all ages
Photo Booths are great for wedding guests of any age. Every guest can’t participate in many of the events that weddings have. Children to Older guests can all participate at a photo booth whereas they can’t always enjoy things like bars and certain games. Best of all every age group knows exactly what a photo booth is and how to use it.
Since photo booths are great for every age, they also come with a sense of Nostalgia. Everyone remembers times when they either jumped into a photo booth or had a picture taken. So instinctively your guests understand what it is and how it works. It can take your guests back to happy times in their life, with a simple click of the camera.
12) Talking point
After hundreds of photo booth events, the one thing that we ALWAYS hear is how AMAZING our booth was and how they saw it at another wedding or event they were at. The thing to point out, is that these guests “REMEMBER” the photo booth, which in turn helps them remember the event. We see nearly every guest pointing and talking about the booth and watching guests get dressed up for their photo. What better way to get people involved, have them talk about your even and remember your event than to book a photo booth? People never remember the DJ, but they will remember the photo booth.
13) You CAN Theme it!
From the printed overlays that print for each guest, the text messages your guests receive, and to the props that your guests use in the images; Photo booths can be customized and themed to match ANY wedding day themes. Imagine if you have a Hawaiian theme for your wedding day. Now take the props, add some leis and palm skirts and now all your guests get in on the fun. Even better when you customize the theme of your overlay it further creates that unified theme of your wedding day.
While this list isn’t anywhere extensive, it will hopefully allow you to see just how cool and amazing having a photo booth at your wedding can be. BW Photography Studio offers one of the most state of the art Magic Mirror Photo Booths available. Everything about our booth is customizable for your big day. If you are interested in learning more or booking our Magic Mirror Photo Booth, just click the link Here.
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