It seems like every time a fun new trend hits weddings, someone is already declaring it "over." The photo booth is one of those trends; it's gone from a fun novelty to a common occurrence at every wedding. Now many couples are worried it's played-out. But before you put away the funny props and fake mustaches, here are five reasons it's still worth it to have a photo booth.
1. It's a good source of entertainment. Having a few
activities besides dancing at your reception is a good way to make sure
all your guests have fun. Sometimes people just want a break from
busting a move, and the photo booth provides a nice escape. It's also a
good place for people to gather and socialize.
2. It creates a wedding
keepsake -- for you
your guests. A lot of guests will appreciate having a photo
of themselves with their friends, their kids, or their date. But even
don't care about that,
will love having fun pictures of your wedding guests. If
you think of it like a modern guest book, it seems silly to skip it just
because it's been done before.
3. Your guests don't spend hours looking at online inspiration.
While your also-engaged maid of honor might think photo
booths have become a wedding cliche, that's probably because she's got
wedding planning (and attending!) fatigue. But your older relatives and
guests who don't attend many weddings will likely still find the photo
booth totally delightful and fun.
4. Just because a wedding trend is popular doesn't mean it has to be abandoned.
If think your photo booth is going to be the coolest thing
ever that none of your guests have ever seen before, you may need a
reality check. But if it's just a new wedding tradition that you happen
to like, who cares if it's been done before? Some elements of your
wedding will be personalized and unique, but many others will be part of
bigger traditions that started out as hip trends before becoming
5. Every photo booth is different.
The vibe at every wedding is so different, thanks to
everything from the time of day and the venue to how strong the
bartender is mixing drinks. That means every photo booth will be
different too. Even if people are over taking pictures with their dates,
they might love a chance to take silly pics with old friends or
relatives whom they haven't seen in a while. Also, it's 2015...we're
pretty sure no one is over taking pictures of themselves.