There are enough things to think about when it comes to planning your wedding without needing to think about a way for your guests to remain entertained during the reception. But, like it or not, this is an extremely important part about planning your wedding. If your guests are not entertained during your reception, then you run the risk of the entire event falling apart into a bottomless catacomb of dullness that your guests will remember as a terribly boring experience rather than a magical affair. Luckily, there is a great variety of options available to you when it comes to wedding entertainment such as a DJ or a band, a candy buffet, bounce houses for children, and even a magician could be a fun and memorable way to keep your guests entertained during dinner.
However, there are few forms of wedding reception entertainment as utilized and multi-purpose as having a photo booth available at the reception. A photo booth is a fantastic way to keep your guests engaged and having fun while both bringing home a souvenier to remember the wedding by for the foreseeable future, but also it is a great way for you to compile a wedding album of all of the fantastic and wacky photos that your guests have taken. The following guide will tell you what you need to know about getting a photo booth at your wedding reception, including how to find a good service to rent from, as well as how to do the whole process as a DIY project to save money and to really personalize the experience.
Finding a photo booth rental service is fairly easy--but finding the right one for you can be challenging. You begin your search by asking around to your friends and family if they know of any services that they've used for their weddings or events, and also to do a phone booth and quick Google search. Look around on the websites of the providers that you're interested in and check their reviews and testimonials. Once you've found a service that you're interested, make arrangements to go check the equipment so you can be sure that you will be getting the best value for your dollar, and that you'll have a functioning machine at your reception. Once you have decided on a company, make sure that you sign on a contract and leave a review of the service you used after the event.
Another option for you when it comes to having a photo booth at your wedding reception that might save you some money is to have a DIY photo booth station. You will need a computer with a built-in webcam, or an external webcam. You'll also need some sort of Photo booth software such as Spark Booth, a printer that prints 4x6 photos, as well as 4x6 photo paper, lighting, and a backdrop. By setting up the computer to where the guests simply have to press a button on the keyboard, take the picture, print them out, and then keep their copy while taping another copy into a photo album and writing a sweet message about the memory, you will have a cheap, and effective substitute to renting a photo booth service, and your guests will have a fun, and engaging way to stay entertained!