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Photobooth????

Happy Valentine's day to all!! So the debate is photobooth or favors.  I live in Homewood- Flossmoor area and looking for info on one that anyone has used in the area. Do u also give a picture frame as a favor?  So confused about the whole thing..HELP!

Re: Photobooth????

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    edited December 2011
    I know people love photobooths, but I feel like they are not really necessary. I feel like they take up a lot of room and it is just kind of in the way. However, I also know that people have a lot of fun with these. I guess it depends on your guests, also. Good luck!
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    MobKazMobKaz member
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    edited December 2011
    My daughter is having a photobooth and we see it as a win-win.

    Fun for the guests, provides a photobook/guestbook for the bride and groom, and doubles as a favor for your guests.

    You don't necessarily have to offer a frame and/or sleeve for guests, but I will offer this suggestion.

    IF you were to provide frames, the frame could double as a holder for your escort cards.  You could simply put a piece of cardstock in the frame initially, stating the name of the guest, the table number, and a brief note/explanation about the photobooth and the frame favor.

    We purchased our own props at dollar stores, during after Halloween clearance sales, and even at Goodwill stores.  Another popular idea is to have either chalkboards or dry erase boards available for guests to write on to include in their photos.

    Although it sounds as if in some circles, the photobooth idea has been used often, we are excited to offer it and are the first in "our circle" to do it. Good luck!
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    MrsPapsMrsPaps member
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    edited December 2011
    We're doing a photobooth and we're using Photobooth Express. We aren't doing a frame as you mentioned but I am thinking about doing plastic bookmark sleeves that the pictures fit in similar to this:


    which is from JanuaryBride's profile :)
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    edited December 2011
    We used Chicagoland Photobooth and were really glad with our investment and highly recommend them.

    Like PP, we bought all our own props and CPB didn't mind at all. We also purchased pocket magnets (4x6 to fit our photo printing style, or 2x3 if you choose) and left them in a cute vase by the photobooth for guests to put their pictures in and take home if they wanted.

    We intended to buy/make picture frames, but it was a DIY project that just never happened and the world didn't end. :) If you have time, those would make great favors/place cards but if you don't your guests will still enjoy the photobooth.

    Good luck! :)
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    MobKazMobKaz member
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    edited December 2011
    [QUOTE]We used Chicagoland Photobooth and were really glad with our investment and highly recommend them. Like PP, we bought all our own props and CPB didn't mind at all. We also purchased pocket magnets (4x6 to fit our photo printing style, or 2x3 if you choose) and left them in a cute vase by the photobooth for guests to put their pictures in and take home if they wanted.

    Can I ask you where you bought your pocket magnets?
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    vandm2012vandm2012 member
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    edited December 2011
    I love the idea, but I'm personally afraid it will cause an empty dance floor (we have under 100 guests). Still considering having one though. Have you asked your Photographer? I know some of them will do a booth as an add-on.
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    edited December 2011
    Mobkaz: We bought the magnets at Walmart and one of the dollar stores (Dollar Tree I think?) but there are a few online vendors as well. It took some searching to find enough. Good luck. :)
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    edited December 2011
    i love this idea, but it is not within our budget. i was recently at a wedding where people actually forgot it was there (myself included) and we never even took a photo.
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    edited December 2011
    We used Magnolia Photobooth and I am soooo happy we did.  We had 95 guests and the dancefloor was not empty at all.  We "opened" the photobooth once the spotlight dances were done and ran it for almost 4 hours.  I think I can count on one hand the number of people who did NOT get their picture taken.  Everyone had a lot of fun with it.  It didn't take up a lot of space in the reception room and the price included props which were heavily used by everyone.

    If you can afford it, I say go for it!
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    pedro1120pedro1120 member
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    edited December 2011
    We used the The Original Traveling Photobooth Company and also provided our guests with favors. We really liked this photobooth because it was an actual photobooth - not just some black cloth formed into a square and a camera. It was super charming and we had a blast with it. I also love the photo album of all of our guests' pictures. I think if you can afford it, it's a fun addition to a wedding but it's not necessary.
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