A wedding photo booth is one form of wedding entertainment
that can be customized to be completely YOU. The best way to set your photo
booth apart from a bunch of generic selfies is to stock a costume box full of
fun photo booth props.
Photo Booth Tips
- Choose photo booth props that fit with the wedding atmosphere.
- Always rent a reliable photo booth unit to avoid breakdowns and headaches (use these tips to select a quality photo booth for the big day).
- Designate someone in charge of troubleshooting any photo booth problems so you can enjoy your wedding day (or rent a photo booth unit with a staff member who can troubleshoot any issues).
- Strategically position the photo booth at the wedding venue so there is a natural flow of guests and you get lots of shots.
- Make (fun) signs that direct guests to the photo booth.
- Select the right backdrop that fits with the style of your special day.
- Include social media hashtag in your photo booth props.
- Make sure your photo booth props are sturdy so the props don’t look worn in late night shots.
Photo Booth Prop
- Top Hats
- Feather Boas
- Paper Fans
- Bow ties
- Hearts (strung together or individual)
- Frames (choose styles that fit with the wedding
- Masquerade Masks
- Mardi Gras Beads
- Hawaiian Leis
- Large Playing Cards
- Foam Fingers
- 4-Leaf Clovers
- Magnifying Glass
- Pirate Hat
- Mickey Mouse Ears
- Cowboy Hats
- Frame with Wedding Date
- Large Letters & Numbers
- Chalkboard (for customizable messages)
- Sticks/signs with cute sayings in dialogue bubble
(“I’m just here for the cake!”)
- Sticks/signs with wedding hashtag
A photo booth can be the source of a million funny shots or an unused wedding prop. These tips can ensure that your wedding photo booth is a big hit—and one of the guests’ fav kind of wedding entertainment.
When it comes to photo booths, silly faces aren’t always enough. Supply your wedding guests with an ample supply of photo booth props. If you have a wedding theme, select props that fit with the theme. Think leis and grass skirts for a tropical wedding, feather boas and top hats for a theater theme, and clown noses and top hats for a wedding at the circus. Be creative and have fun choosing the best wedding photo booth props.
If you want guests to mark the special occasion, provide a frame with the wedding name (i.e. Smith Wedding, Doe-Smith Wedding) and/or the date and social media hashtags. If a frame isn’t your first choice, instead opt for a chalkboard (perfect for a school teacher wedding) or a rustic sign.
Don’t let your photo booth become a forgotten wedding entertainment prop. Position the photo booth in a convenient location that guests can easily reach (without too much direction). The ideal location for a photo booth should be near the dance floor and bar—easily accessible for a fun shot in between wedding dances.
Not all photo booths are created equal. Do you want group shots? Smaller, personalized shots? Old-fashioned printed professional shots? Weigh your options carefully as you decide on the right photo booth rental. For a less-stress option, choose a DJ that offers a photo booth rental as part of a wedding entertainment package.
To get every shot (and the best pics) possible, make sure you have a reliable (and well-built to avoid a photo booth collapse!) photo booth that won’t break down. Unfortunately, a do-it-yourself photo booth is not always the most reliable equipment—and doesn’t come with a back-up when it does shut down. For those reasons, research wedding photo booth rentals carefully; rent a wedding photo booth that comes with a back-up in case of problems and the pros with expertise to get awesome wedding reception shots.
Party entertainment can make or break an event. It can also make it memorable—and produce unforgettable mementos, especially in the case of a photo booth (who hasn’t made funny faces in a photo booth?). Renting a photo booth can take any kind of event to the next level, including (but not limited to!):
- Anniversary party
- Birthday party (sweet 16, 30th, etc.)
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah
- Corporate events
Tips for selecting a photo booth company
It’s all the rage to make your own photo booth right now, but that’s a decision that can be risky if something goes wrong—and it’s a lot more work. Renting a photo booth has a better chance of success if you are picky about your photo booth rental.
Choose a company that can provide references.
Research your photo booth rental company before you confirm your rental. Check out their social media page reviews, and ask for references when you request information about renting a photo booth.
Make sure you’re renting photo booths that are reliable.
Not all photo booths are created equal. Contact your photo booth rental company and ask for information about the photo booth you are interested in renting (remember, there is more than one type), the reliability of the equipment, and any extras included in the photo booth rental (i.e. An Enchanted Evening provides a scrap book and video messaging). Asking all these questions limits your chances of break downs at your event, and gives you all the information you need to make an informed photo booth rental.
Ask about back-ups.
Ask your photo booth rental company if they have a back-up plan just in case something goes wrong with the equipment at your event. Break downs do happen, and that’s why it’s important to use a photo booth rental company with back-up equipment. Add that to your list of questions when you contact the photo booth company—and be ready for the fun that ensues (and the pictures of the fun) from your photo booth rental.