Photobooths have become increasingly popular at weddings. It’s almost a must-have. However, they can be pretty costly. When my brother was planning his wedding last year, I volunteered to do a DIY wedding photobooth setup for him. It turned out to be a pretty big hit so I wanted to share my ideas with all of you!
DIY Wedding Photobooth
The first thing you need for your props table is, of course, props! I used a bunch of different costume accessories from Pure Costumes. I think the more random and sillier the prop is, the better. The biggest hits from the night were definitely the Faux Fur Dalmatian Stoles, Thor Hammer, and the Spartan Shield and Sword.
While you don’t absolutely need a sign, I decided to make one anyway to add to the theme of the wedding and to look cute. I used the same flower design that the bride and groom used for their invitations and just added the quote “Strike a Pose” with a couple of cute images to go along with it.
Usually when you rent a photobooth, they’ll have a professional there to take the photos for you and then a strip of photos print for you on the spot. Another type of photobooth is one where you press a button yourself and the camera will automatically pop off four shots before it prints a photostrip for you. Since I didn’t have this type of equipment, I decided to use my handy dandy Fujifilm Instax Mini Poloroid Camera. This camera instantly prints poloroids for you so I thought this would be the perfect alternative. To start off the night, I did help by taking pictures for some of the guests, but as the night went on, everyone got the hang of it and just asked other people to help them take their photos. I also made sure to have plenty of film and batteries for the camera to last throughout the night.
The backdrop we used was made by hot gluing faux flowers to white poster boards. I also blew up a balloon that says “love” and attached it to the backdrop with fishing line. The columns were provided by the wedding photographer but those are not actually necessary but added a nice touch. I also made a balloon arch for another part of the wedding and used the leftover balloons to scatter in front of the backdrop for some added flair.
Disclaimer: This event took place before the COVID-19 pandemic. Pure Costumes does not encourage large gatherings during the pandemic and advises following CDC guidelines during this time.
I'm a mother of two and constantly searching for ways to have adventures and create memories as a new family. I love all things Disney, I'm obsessed with family costumes, and I will find any excuse to dress up and celebrate.
Lisa plays the role of the Fairy Godmother on the Pure Costumes team.
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