We opted out of the engagement photos for a fun photo booth wedding announcement. Nothing against engagement photos, but I just could not see us looking longingly into each other eyes while holding little signs that say, “I DO.” I am sure our wedding day will have enough corniness for our lifetime together. We love having fun and being ridiculous, so this fit us as a couple much better. Maybe this could be a fun alternative for some of you? Or just plain motivation to take some fun photo booth pictures!
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- Thick stock paper to print the signs on or poster board.
- Signs! Make your own or use one of my templates above.
- If you go the poster board look, you will need double sided tape to secure the signs on the poster board.
- Props – we used glasses, sunglasses, and hats.
- About $10-$15 to blow.
- Patience while you find a photo booth that works!
WHAT TO DO
- Locate a photo booth. We knew of one at an old fashion diner from my childhood. We drove 30 minutes, prepped with our props, walked up to the booth and … it was out of order. UGH! In the end, we tried 4 different places to locate a photo booth. We really wanted to use an old fashioned, film only photo booth. In the end we ended up in a Mall photo booth that has themes like “BFF” and “Friends with Benefits.” The one neat thing about this is the video that came along with it! Not sure if I will post it here, it’s a total mess but a fun way to document a wedding prep memory. Gross thing to note, when we walked up to the photo booth there was a teenage couple making out in it. Oh, the mall.
- Be prepared to do several photo shoots. It was so fun doing the pictures and then cracking up at the stupid [and ugly] faces that were made. We did three different photo shoots, and the first one we didn’t realize it was taking a picture. Check out the blooper reel at the end.
- Have fun! Enough said.
- Scan and edit the photo strip. The photo booth we went to was a very social media and digital image friendly booth, but we still used the photos and made a collage of the best by cutting and scanning.
- Put on your wedding website or email out to friends the digital versions. We are actually giving our parents one of the strips and keeping the other for ourselves.
I hope you enjoyed this engagement picture alternative for those unconventional couples like us!