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Props for a Photo BoothWhile you and your partner have been planning for your coming wedding, it stands to reason you have seen a lot of the same ideas over and over. One of the more popular services couples explore for their weddings is a photo booth. If you have gone to a wedding expo in recent months, then you have probably seen a dozen or so different vendors offering their booths to customers. Most couples are intrigued by the idea of having a photo booth at their celebrations but not all want to spend so much.

Renting a photo booth is not cheap. Since weddings are already expensive to begin with, you may feel like it is not in your budget to have the booth. While it can be disheartening, it is important to remember it is not the end of the road. There are some interesting and exciting alternatives out there for couples who want a photo booth but don’t feel like shelling out the cash for one. See if any of these options work for you and make a decision that will help you find the perfect fit for your special day. 

The Simple Solution

One of the easiest solutions to this dilemma is also one of the most affordable. Before modern technology made it possible for photo booths to be present at weddings, couples opted for using disposable cameras. By placing a disposable camera or two at each table, you are giving control of the night’s photography to guests. There is something inherently fun about this decision. Photo booths often have long lines and guests don’t want to spend an entire wedding waiting for a photo. With disposable cameras, your guests will be able to snap photos of each other at any point. 

Couples love this option because it helps to capture the events of the night from an entirely fresh angle. Hiring a wedding photographer is wise because it allows you to capture all of the big and most important moments. Using disposable cameras at your wedding is wonderful because you are able to see and experience moments of your wedding you most likely missed. You can even make developing the photos into a fun game and reveal the finished results in an online gallery you share with all your guests.

Something More Complex

It is also entirely possible for you to create a photo booth without having to spend much at all. If you own a computer with a webcam, then you are already halfway there. Many laptops, specifically Macs, come equipped with software that allows users to take photos that mimic the style of a photo booth. If you or someone you know has such a computer, it can help provide you with the tools required. Still, there are a couple of additional steps you need to take to see success with this option. 

Photography is all about lighting. If you set the laptop in a dim corner of the reception hall, the pictures will not look very good. Instead of spending money on the entire photo booth experience, simply rent out some solid lighting equipment. This can help you make your very own photo booth for a fraction of the cost and get spectacular results. It is also a good idea to have an attendant at the makeshift booth so there is no risk of a drunken guest spilling liquid on the laptop. 

Say Cheese!

You will never have enough photos from your wedding. If you are looking to capture each and every aspect of your special day, then you need to think about what you can do to make magic happen. Explore all of your options with photo booth alternatives and see if you and your partner can find an answer that works best for your budget and your needs.

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