Putting a photo booth at your wedding – Dos and Don’ts

Standing around, posing for instant clicks has always been a prom tradition but more and more events are incorporating photo booths to add to the allure –be it birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events and more importantly weddings. In fact, Photo booths are quite the rage at weddings these days.  If you are someone who absolutely wants a photobooth rental at your wedding, then here are a few things to keep in mind before you add one to your wedding setup.

You need to find the right place to set up the photo booth. You can’t just stick in the corner of the room. Even though it looks like a small curtained room, there are all the wires, chords that need space.
Do: Place it close to the bar or even better the dance floor. These are two spots that are guaranteed to generate traffic to the photo booth
Don’t: Place the photo booth in any unoccupied space and definitely do not place it in a different room or floor from the main event.

If you are keeping a photo booth at your wedding, make sure there is an assistant available to handle the guests, the pictures, the end product, etc. Similarly, decide if you want to add props to spice up the pictures.
Do: Invest in a company that includes an assistant and provides props on hire for the booth
Don’t: Leave the photo booth unmanned. You can choose to go original without props, but a photo booth with no helper or assistant will only cause unnecessary chaos.

Photo booths seem simple and straightforward. Go into the curtained room, watch the light, say cheese and click. While this is the process, the result can be varied. Not all photo booths print out 4 shots in a reel. There are so many options available now, including 3D, stickers and of course the classic, single instant click.
Do: Figure out what kind of photo booth you want, i.e. what kind of pictures it will produce. Print up a sign or instruction that lets guests know what to expect from the photo booth
Don’t: Place a booth in a corner and leave guests to fumble around the tripod figuring out what kind of picture they will be getting. It can cause damage to the equipment, or leave you with disgruntled and disappointed guests.

A photo booth near the bar equals perfect placement. Even if you choose another location, it’s best to think ahead and plan for easy access of refreshments near the booth.
Do: Place the photo booth close to the bar. You will definitely get happy cheerful (or even silly) pictures. Also, in case there’s a crowd, the guests aren’t just standing around waiting.
Don’t: Place the photo booth with no easy access to alcohol or other refreshments can be a turn off for guests, especially if there is a crowd and waiting period to click a picture.
So, to sum it up, want a photo booth at your wedding, think location, location, location!