Our Favorite Wedding Photo Booth Ideas
The wedding photo booth has made the leap from Pinterest dream to real wedding favorite. And why wouldn’t it? It’s a built-in activity for your guests who might be a little hesitant to get on the dance floor; getting them to loosen up with silly faces, fun props, and some time to finish their glass of champagne all the while snapping away priceless memories for you (and them) to enjoy later? Perfection. And lest you worry that the photo booth will take away from the dance floor, trust us it only enhances the boogie factor. For all those aforementioned reasons. Wedding guests love a photo booth, especially if they get to take home a photo strip, or if you are quick to share the snapshots to Facebook. Many brides love the photo booth because it adds another element of fun to the big day, it’s a crowd pleaser, and regardless of budget, it can be done. There are as many options for wedding photo booths as there are wedding themes and styles! You can hire it out – via an actual photobooth, a service that sets up a mini studio, or a professional photographer who snaps away at guests’ leisure. You can hire out or rent the backdrops, and DIY-ing a wedding photo booth is a fabulous, cost effective way to use this wedding idea. There are awesome tutorials all over Pinterest with easy to follow step-by-step guides, and even little gadgets liker hat smartphone printer we linked to above. All that’s missing? The photo booth and props! Both are fun, relatively easy and budget friendly DIY projects that you, your family and bridal party can tackle together. And better yet, it gives you another element to coordinate with your theme, decor and color palette. We’ve collected a few of our favorite wedding photo booth ideas for some inspiration.
Let your guests snap polaroid perfect shots, even with a DSLR or your photographer’s help.
This gorgeous backdrop is so impressive, but so easy to re-create! The bride’s Dad fashioned the canvas from hinges and plywood, easily found at the hardware store but making quite a statement as an 8×8 foot backdrop. The artist painted it matte black before using a projector to mimic the chalkboard-style invitation to the wedding.
Another fabulous idea for those who are gifted with a power drill (or know someone who is) – a pallet photo booth! Pallets are all the rage in DIY of late, given their inexpensive (and free behind the right grocery store) price point. The reclaimed wood backdrop is rustic, and softened by the bride’s DIY fabric boa’s (which she also used during the ceremony to block off the aisle and reserved rows!)
What do you get when you take an inexpensive Ikea curtain panel and attach fabric triangles in your wedding palette? A smashing, modern geometric photo booth back drop for a song – one that your guests will love.
We LOVE this colorful backdrop! The bride’s sister used Jordan Ferney’s tutorial to create a major, sculptural background out of fringed streamers. So easy, so creative and what an awesome backdrop!