Why You Should Have A Photo Booth At Your Wedding Reception + Tips For Making It Extra Fun!
If you’ve stumbled across this blog post, odds are you’re engaged! Congratulations! Planning a wedding is such an exciting milestone in one’s life. After all, there’s really nothing better than being surrounded by those you adore most. Not only do you want your wedding celebration to be beautiful and romantic, but you also want it to be a fun and memorable experience for your guests. With all this in mind, planning a Pinterest-worthy wedding can be a bit overwhelming. With so many decisions to make and lots of expenses, you may be wondering what details are worth the splurge and which ones you can skip out on. In this blog post, we’re diving into a few reasons why you should absolutely have a photo booth at your wedding! Plus, we’ll be giving you tips for making your photo booth extra fun for your guests. We hope you enjoy reading!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with our blog, we would like to extend a warm welcome! Madera Estates is a luxury Spanish & European-inspired wedding and event venue in Conroe, Texas. Located just an hour north of Houston, Madera Estates offers a stunning and exotic option for your celebration. In fact, many of our visitors feel as though they’ve stepped inside a first-class resort! At Madera Estates, we understand that no couples like to hear about limits. Therefore, we’re committed to helping you host the perfect event you’ve been dreaming of. Nothing is too over the top! Bring on the fireworks, animals, live entertainment, and more! Without further ado, let’s dive into why you should have a photo booth at your wedding.
Add More Fun
Who doesn’t love to have fun? If you want your guests to be entertained throughout the evening, we highly suggest having a photo booth at your wedding. This is a great alternative activity for those who don’t particularly love dancing. Even guests who love to keep the dance floor poppin’ will enjoy catching their breath while striking a pose!
Great For All Ages
Perhaps one of the best aspects of having a photo booth at your wedding is that it’s a great activity for all ages! From kiddos to grandparents, and everyone in between, a photo booth is a blast for everyone!
Better Than Favors
Let’s face it, many wedding favors are cheap and end up in the trash shortly after the event. Your guests are unlikely to throw away a photo from your wedding day. With this in mind, if you’re on a budget, consider trading favors for a photo booth. Your guests will have such a great time they won’t miss the favors!
Have A Bold Backdrop
When it comes to having a photo booth at your wedding, you need to make sure it’s enticing! A key component of a great photo booth is having an awesome backdrop. From sequins to flowers, balloons, paper poms, and more, there are seemingly endless ways you can create a unique backdrop for your celebration.
Include Festive Props
Perhaps the most crucial component to a successful photo booth are the props! From hats to feather boas, wigs, funny signs, and more, there are lots of great prop options. Buy your props at your local party store, online, or go thrifting for some unique finds! Many professional photo booth companies will already have a ton of great props for you to use.
Giant Cutouts Are A Hit
Giant cutouts of the newlyweds are always a major hit! Your guests will have a great time posing with a giant photo of your face! Other great cutout options to consider are photos of your pets or favorite celebrity.
Have A Signing Book
Depending on the photo booth you choose, some print a copy right on the spot! If this is the case, consider having a book nearby so guests can add their photo and a sweet message. You’ll love flipping through this book long after your wedding day!
Connect After The Event
Don’t forget to share these amazing photos after the event! Upload them to social media and tag all your guests. They’ll love having a digital copy to remind them of the fun time they had at your reception.
Photographers are wonderful and essential, but they’re often focused solely on the bride and groom. Photo booth pictures are great keepsakes of your guests being silly! You’ll love having these keepsakes to reminisce on for years to come.
DIY Or Hire Pros?
You might be wondering if you should DIY your photo booth or hire pros. At the end of the day, it comes down to your budget and how much time you’re willing to invest in the setup and clean-up process. If you choose the DIY route, you’re going to have to assign someone to assemble, take down and haul all the supplies. Plus, you’ll end up with a bunch of stuff in your garage long after the wedding. Is that really worth potentially saving a few bucks? Honestly, after it’s all said and done you might end up spending just as much if you DIY the project yourself.
Additionally, as cool as polaroid cameras are, DIY photos generally don’t turn out as great due to poor lighting. Plus, without a pro to oversee, a DIY photo booth is a much slower process and may annoy some of your guests. If guests have to wait a long time for their turn, they’ll probably be deterred from taking advantage of the photo booth.
Our advice? In conclusion, at the end of the day, you only get married once! Pro photo booths are totally worth the splurge. You’ll love having these photos and your guests will have a great time too!
Madera Estates Can Help You Have A Photo Booth At Your Wedding!
Are you engaged and looking for the perfect wedding venue to host your celebration? Madera Estates would be delighted to be a part of your big day! In addition to providing a stunning venue, we can help you plan and coordinate all the other important details for your big day! From coordination services to catering, cake, photo booth, and more, Madera Estates can be your one-stop-shop. We even have rentals to make your wedding planning experience as easy and fuss-free as possible. Who doesn’t want that?
To learn more about our venue, click here to request pricing and availability information. You are also welcome to contact one of our experts at (936) 441-9337. We invite you to book a free champagne tour by filling out this form on our website. You’ll be blown away by our property, outdoor Grand Fireplace, temperature-controlled Hacienda Ballroom, and wedding party suites. Madera Estates is located at 3201 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77303. You can see photos of our venue here. Don’t forget to follow all the fun on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! Congratulations on your engagement and happy wedding planning!
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