With the rise of Instagram and other photo-sharing apps, now more than ever, people are flocking to options like photobooths for weddings and birthday parties to really enhance their guests’ experience.
There are two types available: an open concept and a closed concept. Both have their own pros and cons, but the overall experience is the same. People love taking silly photos, especially in groups so photobooths are the perfect way to bring people together while wearing crazy props.
The open concept style is pretty much set up like school photo day, a long line-up of eager people practicing their smile while trying to ignore everyone watching them. Complete with a customizable background, usually a stylized version of the bride and groom’s name, these open concept booths allow about four photos to be taken and are best for the big group photos. It gives the couple of the evening a chance to put a quirky spin on taking photos with all the tables. The downfall to this open concept is how open it is. For those that are self-conscious about their poses or props, they may feel a bit uncomfortable and that wouldn’t really translate well in their photos. (Unless you’re going for that “I’m so uncomfortable” look.) There’s also the detail of the bright lights –if the lighting is too harsh it affects each photograph and may cast shadows at weird angles.
The enclosed style gives a bit more of an intimate experience, really honing in on those photobooth days of high school. Silly poses and props in hand, you can feel free to make any crazy face you want without feeling self-conscious. The more traditional looking booths do allow a sense of comfort, as what feels like 100 eyes aren’t staring at you watching each pose. However, one of the downfalls of the closed style is that it isn’t really group friendly. Because it is within the confines of an actual booth, that makes it a little awkward to fit in every generation of your family.
The Pastel Dress Party Team trying out Phantom Photobooth (based in Toronto, CA)
Party girls having fun with the Phantom Photobooth (based in Toronto, CA)
Photobooths are designed to bring people together through crazy poses and props, all in four silly shots. It’s a guaranteed hit and lines are always going to be long, but it’s worth the wait. Whether you choose to enhance your wedding with a closed or open concept booth, just know that your guests will be smiling ear-to-ear and waiting to use the next prop in their photo. It’s truly an interactive way for guests to join in on the wedding day bliss without being part of the bridal party.
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