DIY Photobooth for a Wedding

Written by emile heskey
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DIY Photobooth for a Wedding
Your friends will enjoy using the instant camera. (Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

When you are organising your wedding, booking a photographer can be expensive. Instead, make your own photo booth and let your guests be creative. For the cost of a camera and some film, you will have an instant album which will serve as a permanent reminder of your wedding day. Guests will enjoy the chance to dress up and have fun, and you will have a thrifty alternative to a professional photo album. You can customise your photo booth as much as you desire, in any way you can conceive.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Camera
  • Blank album

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  1. 1

    Find a space in your reception area which will be suitable for a DIY photo booth. The best place will either be in a corner of the main room, or in a side room. Find somewhere with a large unobstructed area of wall where people will not be walking in the way.

  2. 2

    Buy a large piece of fabric, which will need to be at least 6 feet by 8 feet. Hang this on the wall to form the backdrop to the photo booth. Alternatively, print out a large scene at a print shop. A city skyline or a beach scene will look interesting and fun in your photographs.

  3. 3

    Supply the photo booth area with lots of props. If you have printed out a large scene, then props which match this will get guests in the spirit. For example, a beach scene will go well with a mask and snorkel props. Be generous with these, as people will get creative the more props there are.

  4. 4

    Leave a Polaroid camera on a table by the photo booth. Make a sign explaining that it's for everyone to use, and tell people to get creative and fun with their photographs. The Polaroid camera will allow everyone to see their photographs instantly.

  5. 5

    Place a blank album and some glue on the table. Ask the guests to glue their photographs onto the album and write a message. This will serve as a permanent reminder of your wedding, and without the high costs of a professional photographer.

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