A photo booth has become an essential element at most events and weddings these days. It provides entertainment and produces some of the most fun pictures of the event. But its popularity also means that it is vital that a photo booth looks different from others and is special to the day.
Here are tips to make a photo booth stand out if you are managing your own.
• Create a customized backdrop
When setting up the booth’s background design, you might want to consider that when people see the photographs later, you will want them immediately to identify the event at which they were taken. One way to ensure this is the case is to choose a theme for the backdrop based on the event interests or theme. If the couple are avid surfers, for example, decorate the booth with surfboards, beach scenes and the name of their favorite surfing spot. Should they both be software designers, you could consider computer code or web designs as decoration. If both are into music, then trumpets, guitars and pictures of musical notes will work. If the couple do not share any significant interests, you might want to select the location of the event as a theme. If it is at a seaside resort, you might select shells, towels, beach balls, or pictures of a beach crowded with umbrellas as a booth backdrop. Add wigs, hats, beards and other props relating to the theme.
• Set up the booth in a highly visible place
Avoid placing the booth in an area that is not easily visible or is not likely to be frequented by the guests. If you do, people might find the booth only when the event is almost over, preventing them from enjoying it to the full. Some might never find it. Instead, set up the booth near the dance floor or any spot when the guests are likely to gather during the celebration.
• Try to have the pictures printed on the spot
Apps and printers are available that enable pictures to be printed immediately after they are taken. If the guests have access to the pictures at the event, they will be more likely to keep them. Ideally, guests could have two copies — one to take home and the other to paste into a guest book, accompanied by a message. Should you not be able to have the pictures printed at the location, mail them later with a special thank you for attending the event.
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