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We do not like failure. We don’t like losing. We don’t even like things that kind of lose or fail. Especially photobooths. Especially your photobooth at your wedding. No one likes a dead dance floor at a wedding and we absolutely hate a dead photobooth. SO. Here are a few tips on how to make sure that your photobooth is busier than me at a Chinese buffet.
1. Location, Location, Location
Where you put your photobooth, matters. The closer to the bar – the better (makes sense right?!) If not near the bar area, then at the very least put it somewhere in the reception space room with the dance floor. DO NOT put it by itself on a different floor or other room tucked away in the back somewhere, hoping people go out of their way to find it (at some plantation home weddings the only space for it is in a completely other room, where guests probably won’t ever visit.)
Your photobooth should be considered another piece of entertainment – so put it in the vicinity of the dance floor or bar.
2. Have an Open Bar
I mean – yeah you don’t need to have alcohol to have a kickass photobooth – but it definitely won’t hurt…
3. Tell your guests about the photobooth
We’ll do everything can to get people into the photobooth – and of course have it announced by the DJ/band – but one of the best ways to make sure people know you have a photobooth is by telling them. You don’t have to go around and notify every single person – but as the two people getting married – you should definitely make your own visit to the photobooth – and bring along your best friends. All of them.
4. Have Props for Everyone!
PROPS. Your photobooth company will probably provide props – but if you have any crazy ideas for props or want to bring your set – DO IT. Also – ANYTHING can be a prop. ANYTHING.
5. Have a GREAT Photobooth Attendant!
Some photobooth attendants are basically just button pushers. Boring, boring, BORING button pushers. What you want is someone who will not only pull people into your photobooth – but that will also get the ‘best’ out of them once they’re in there. You don’t want 4 boring photos of them just staring blankly at the camera. You want different poses, different looks, and a lot of fun attitude! Your photobooth attendant is the emcee… of that 10 x 10 space for 3 hours… (I know, it’s like being the captain of a rowboat but whatever! We love it!)
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