One wedding trend that pops up year after year has to be the photobooth! Guests love a chance to don some props and get a few funny pics as a little memento. There’s a few variations on the market including traditional or vintage style photobooths that can hold up to 8 people (many of them come with background options and fun graphics such as the date, your names, a hashtag or a message), inflatable photobooths that can accommodate larger groups, photo walls and of course the fun new take on the photo booth, the selfie mirror (a video booth with fun selfie style photos minus the awkward stick!). Whatever version you opt for you’re in for a treat – see why below…
1. It’s a Great Way to Keep Guests Entertained
Entertainment is becoming a big part of weddings and one of the most popular trends has to be the photobooth. Guests flock to them in droves! People love capturing a few memories from the night and the photobooth makes it so easy. They’ll have a ball choosing props and squeezing in with the gang to snap a little memento from the day!
Photo from Chris and Anne’s real wedding by Emma Russell
2. They’re Good for All Ages
It will be a big hit with absolutely everyone – kids and adults alike and will keep the little ones busy too!
3. It’s a Brill Talking Point
There’s nothing like a few hilarious pics and posing to get everyone in great spirits – it will be a brilliant focal point for your reception, plus it will get everyone mingling and chatting too.
4. It Makes an Awesome Alternative Guest Book
You can double job and make your photobooth in to a bit of a guest book as well. People can stick a photo in the book with a message (some companies even provide a guest book as part of the service) and you can pop it on your coffee table and pore over all the gorgeous sentiments and funny snaps for years to come.
Photo from Genevieve & Ronan’s real wedding by I Do Knot
5. It’s a Genius Favour
If you’re struggling to come up with a favour idea you love, it makes perfect sense to pool your funds together and put it towards a selfie mirror or photobooth instead. It means guests have great craic on the night, plus they get a take home souvenir they can pop on their fridge to remind them of your happy day!
6. The Memories
Not only do your guests get to leave with a memory from your Big Day, most photobooth companies can provide you with a copy of all the photobooth fun as well so you can put together your own unofficial wedding album full of the hilarious posing!
P.S. Want to capture all the antics? You can also hire a Video Booth!
Photo via Pinterest
If you’re a YouTube fan, you might like a video booth to capture all the craic. It’s a great way to get guests involved and get some hilarious footage that you can look back and laugh at for years to come from sing songs and stories to well wishes. Just sit back and watch the antics unfold! Irish Video Booth suppliers include Precious Moments Video Booth, Shoot Booth, Gueststars Ireland, Booths of Fun, Imagery Booths and Snapbooths.ie.
A Few Tips When It Comes to Booking Your Photobooth or Selfie Mirror
Tristan from Shoot Booth had the following tips when it comes to booking your photobooth…
Make sure you go with trusted professionals that have reviews and can deliver a quality service. They’ll know how to operate the machine, have the proper equipment and back up parts on standby, have full insurance, will arrive and set up on time, will pick the best location and will deliver quality prints. Photobooths do book up fast so make sure to book early if you do want one for your Big Day!
Where to Hire Photobooths & Selfie Mirrors
Photobooth suppliers include:
Shoot Booth | The Fancy Photobooth | Molten Sky Weddings | DMC Events – Photobooth | Instaglam Photobooths & Selfie Mirror | Carolyn’s Sweets | Selfie Box | Snap Happy | Wow Weddings Photobooth & Selfie Mirrors | Paddy’s Photobooth | Snap Magic Photobooths | Booths of Fun | Imagery Booths | Snapbooths.ie | Precious Moments Video Booth | Partyphotos.ie | Perfect Photobooth | Gueststars Ireland
Irish suppliers that stock Selfie Mirrors include:
Magic Mirror® | Shoot Booth | Instaglam Photo Booths & Selfie Mirror | Wow Weddings Photo Booth & Selfie Mirrors | Selfie Shenanigans | Carolyn’s Sweets | Wedding Letters Ireland | Gueststars Ireland | The Rhythm & Booth Co | Selfie Box
Main photo via Perfect Photobooth
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