Remember the days when couples placed disposable cameras on their tables and asked guests to take photos for them during the reception? Brides and grooms today want faster results, which is why they now rely on photo booths rather than disposable cameras. Photo booths let your guests take hundreds of images together throughout the night, which gives you fun and candid photographs of your big day. Whether you decide to look for a portable photo booth for sale to use after your big day or one for rent, you will still want to know how to use one.
Placing Your Photo Booth
One thing you need to consider is the placement of your photo booth. You generally want to place it in a location where everyone can see it and a place that is easy for your guests to reach. Some couples place their booth right next to the dance floor, but others place it closer to the bar. Don’t make the same mistake that others did and place yours in an out of the way location because it doesn’t match your colors or theme. This may lead to fewer guests taking pictures.
Putting the Booth Up
If you rent a photo booth, the installation and set up should come included in the price. Some couples decide to buy one of these machines because they want to keep it in their homes and use it for parties and events later. It should come with detailed instructions regarding the set up. You usually need to place the component with the camera on top of the component with the printer. Some booths also come with mounting brackets that you can use for hanging and placing strobe lights or other specialty lights inside.
Adding Extra Accessories
Once you add the film to your photo booth, you can add some fun accessories for your guests to use when taking pictures. Many brides and grooms set out boxes with lots of costumes for their guests. You can use top hats and bridal veils to let your guests reenact your big moment, or you can give them props like fake food, funny wigs and Halloween costumes. Those props give your guests more creativity over the final pictures. Whether you buy or rent a photo booth for your wedding, you’ll get some unique pictures of your wedding reception.