As you plan your wedding, you have likely started deciding who is going to handle the details of your special day. One thing you may have not considered is having a photo booth at your wedding reception, but there are at least three reasons why a photo booth might be the perfect addition to your reception, even if you already have a great photographer.
Fun Nature of Pictures
Most of the photos taken by your wedding photographer will fall into one of two categories. First, there will be posed photographs, such as pictures of the bridal party or a picture of the bride and groom. Second, there are photos of special moments during the wedding reception, like the photo of the couple cutting the cake. The photographer might mix in a few more casual shots of the guests eating, talking, or dancing. While these photos are a great reminder of your special day, they don’t always capture the personalities of your guests.
Photo booths allow the guests to have fun with the pictures. They can make funny faces, which may not be appropriate for regular wedding photographs. They can wear funny props, such as goofy sunglasses, feathered boas, and fun hats. Your guests can really show their personality through the photo booth pictures. Plus, a photo booth is a great way to keep your younger guests entertained after a long day.
While weddings are a fun and exciting event, they can also be a stressful experience, especially for the couple getting married and the bridal party. Photo booths are a wonderful opportunity for the bride and groom as well as their bridal party to just let loose a little, helping to make the wedding more enjoyable for everyone.
Pictures at Their Convenience
Sometimes wedding photos are not taken at the most convenient times. For example, the big bridal party photographs might be taken after people have been on their feet for several hours. Some of the bridal party members might wish they could sit down and rest their feet rather than participating in another picture.
Photo booths allow wedding guests to get their picture taken at their convenience. Maybe they want to try out the photo booth at the beginning of the reception, before they have even eaten. Perhaps, they want to take a break from dancing to run over to take a few photo booth pictures. Instead of having to have their picture taken according to a dictated timeline, your guests can enjoy fun photographs whenever it is convenient for them.
Fun Keepsakes for All
When the wedding photography is done by a professional photographer, the couple getting married have wedding photographs to cherish for years to come. Their parents and a few other special guests may also have access to the wedding photographs, but often most of the guests leave with little photo evidence of the experience.
Generally, when you rent a photo booth for your wedding reception, guests can print out the photos, allowing them to have a keepsake to take home with them. Often, wedding guests also have access to a private web photo gallery, where they can view the photo booth pictures, share them with friends, and even order their own photos. Sometimes, the couple getting married can even enjoy a DVD of the photos from the photo booth, allowing you to see how much your guests were enjoying your reception and giving you insight into wedding reception moments that you missed. Photo booth pictures are one wedding keepsake most of your guests will likely want to treasure for years to come.
Of course, a wedding photo booth is just one way to make your wedding reception a unique and enjoyable experience. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, looking for fun additions to your wedding, which will make it a special day for you and your future spouse.