Photos have always been a very important part of wedding celebrations. This is because they are used to capture such an important moment, that for many people will be the happiest day of their lives. As photography has evolved through the decades and become cheaper, it has also turned into a great form of entertainment. Having a wedding photo booth is becoming more and more popular, and it’s easy to see why.
A few years ago, having disposable cameras on the tables was a well known way of getting some fun and original pictures of the party. Although some people still choose to spend part of their budget on expensive Polaroid cameras, it shouldn’t be a surprise to find more and more photo booths at wedding venues.
These displays are a really easy way to add something unique and personal to your wedding. From themed weddings to something sophisticated and elegant, we have gathered some of our favorite ideas for setting up your own wedding photo booth. Just keep reading for some of the best inspiration we found…
Choosing A Backdrop
The simplest way to make your own photo booth is by finding a blank wall at your wedding venue. This gives you the opportunity to showcase your personality and really reflect the chosen style of your wedding. You can then bring the wall to life by decorating it with greenery, curtains, lights, or even a personalized message. If you’re worried about marking the wall, then you can use something like seamless paper to protect it from any damage.
If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you can definitely take advantage of the existing scenery for your photo booth. For example, use some greenery as a backdrop, or set up an empty photo frame.
We also love this idea of decorating the trunk of a tree to make it a background for your pictures. It creates a cute and whimsical feel to the display.
Just make sure that whatever location you chose for the photo booth is well lit, so that you get the best possible photos.
Inside or outside, you can also build your own scenery for the photo booth. It’s not too difficult to mount a PVC or wooden structure like the ones below for a more rustic feeling.
We especially love these metal arches. They’re easy to customize, and can be used indoors or outdoors.
Similarly, if you’re having a themed wedding or just want something fun, you can be as dramatic as you like! Just have a look at these brilliant ideas we found… and remember to include props!
Once you’ve chosen your backdrop or defined your photo area, it’s very easy to transform it into a photo booth. You just need a camera with a timer! You might also want a printer, so your guests can print their photos straight away.
If you want to have a wedding photo booth without breaking the bank, you can use printable props! From rock n’ roll sunglasses to royal wedding crowns, there are plenty of options for everyone to have fun with. To help you get started, Zola has created 83 free wedding photo booth props to choose from with 11 different themes. All you have to do is download your favorite props, print them on some good quality card, and then glue them to a wooden dowel. Simple!
Finally, we know a great app that you can use to set up an amazing DIY photo booth:
Introducing Selfie Box!
This is a super fun addition to our Wedbox Photo app, that we’re sure you’ll enjoy. It allows you to take pictures on an iPad and the images will be uploaded directly into your photo album.
The feature is really easy to use and includes a built-in countdown, so you have time to strike a pose before the photo is taken. It also displays your Wedbox wedding ID, so that your guests can join straight away to see all the pictures.
The feature is currently only available for iOS devices, but is completely free to use and automatically connects to your Wedbox wedding.
Find out more information on exactly how to get set-up with SelfieBox here.
Additional Tips & Tricks
Remember to have a charger ready for your device, so your guests can take pictures throughout all of the festivities. We also suggest you include instructions on how to use the photo booth and what to do if the battery is running low… It always helps to be prepared!
If you choose not to use SelfieBox, then make sure you still upload all your pictures to your Wedbox album. That way your guests can enjoy them as well! You could even pick your favorites and add them to a Thank You book to send out after your wedding.
Whatever you decide, we hope this post has inspired you to create the wedding photo booth of your dreams!