Distraction or Fun Attraction?
I say the latter. Forgive me if you’ve seen this trend on every blog this side of Topeka, but having been to a wedding this summer with a photo booth, I gotta say it was a highlight.
I’ve done a little research and a basic booth will set you back anywhere between $400 to $1,500, so it’s not exactly a budget friendly attraction.Â That said there are many more pro’s than con’s to including one in your reception.Â
1) Fun activity and party favor all in one. Most brides leave a guest book next to it so you can glue a ribbon of your pictures with a note for the couple. Â Bonus, you get to keep the other strip for yourself as a little wedding momento.
2) If you’re having a sit down affair followed by dancing, this is one more way to loosen the crowd up and get everyone into a party mood.
3) Can we say Amelie? Nothing’s more darling than a photo booth picture of you and yours, come on.
On the con side, at the wedding I attended mid way through the bride’s maid of honor’s (her sister)Â very touching and tear jerking speech, a huge SQUACK emerged from the booth. The bride’s Uncle and his very wasted girlfriend tumbled out in hysterics. Needless to say, it was a bit of a buzzkill. Buyer be warned.
(photo by Grace Kim Photography)