This is a brilliant, fun and quirky idea, guaranteed to bring a lot of laughs on your wedding day. It is also a considerably cheaper option than renting an actual photobooth from a specialised company.
Below is a list of items you could incorporate into this fun attraction, plus all the necessary equipment!
- Camera (digital or instant are both good)
- Black or white material (felt, or a duvet cover is a good option)
- Photo frame (no glass or backing)
- Chalk board
- Blow up accessories
- Dressing up clothes
Your imagination is the only limit!! Think about what could match your theme. For example, if you are having a vaguely nautical theme, then pirate hats and a parrot would suit. A castle wedding could incorporate princess hats, crowns and tiaras.
For your photo booth, you need to find a place that has average lighting (not too dark and not too bright)
It also needs to be somewhere that the material can be hung up. Ask your venue if they have a pin board used for conferences that you could use.
Once you have this, you need to set up your tripod, so that it can be set up for people of all heights. You want to minimise the amount of contact guests have with the camera (especially if they’ve been drinking). An average height person is a good measurement for this. Obviously you want to get their upper body and face in so set the camera up to capture this.
A good tip would be to have a couple of members of the bridal party (Groomsmen or Bridesmaids) to have control over the camera during the photo sessions. For example, if your reception is 4 hours long, announce an hour mid way through for guests to have their photos taken, and give two of the bridal party a half an hour stint each for taking the photos. This way you are more likely to get quality photos, and come back with a camera intact!
And there you have your very own DIY photobooth! Fun photos guaranteed!!