After our wedding was over, Mr. Cool and I agreed that the photo kiosk was one of the best wedding-related expenditures we made. Our guests loved it, we loved it and Fotomio gave us a ton of leeway to customize our photo kiosk with our own custom backdrop and vintage-inspired props. But enough blabbing . . . time for some serious photo overload!
Our DIY “Photobooth” sign placed on a small table holding the props in the entry hall pointed guests in the right direction. I have no idea where all the props went! This photo must have been taken toward the end of the night:
photo by Paige Morrison
Some of our guests took nice photos:
Do you recognize our officiant, Mr. Sathe?
I bought this frame from IKEA, and I'm so glad I did! It went perfectly with our damask backdrop, and I plan to re-purpose it as a memo board for my home office in the near future. More important, our guests had a blast with it:
Doesn't our friend Mr. N look so cool in these photos? That's a piece of chalk he's holding, not a cigarette:
Speaking of chalk, I loved that our guests used our mini-chalkboards to write cute messages to us. In case you can't see it, this one says, "Big congrats Perpetual Party Planner!!!" Love the blog shout-out:
And this one from Miss D and Mr. A that simply says, "Love":
This one says, "Boo-Ya!!" Doesn't he look proud of himself? Love this photo:
I managed to sneak into the photo kiosk with my bridesmaids before our reception began. I'm so happy with how this shot turned out, and I love that it showcases our bouquets:
At some point, pure madness broke out in the photo kiosk. Since we had so many guests at our wedding, it was important to us to find a set-up that would allow large groups of friends to take photos at the same time. Fotomio's photo kiosk fit the bill perfectly, as shown by some of these photographs:
A huge surprise for me was seeing how much my co-workers enjoyed the photo kiosk. The guy second from the left is my boss:
And this is the guy who thinks he's my boss. He's the senior associate on my team, and he "fires" me at least once per month. All in good fun, of course. He made really good use of the props:
He loved the photo kiosk so much he kept shooting photos even after Fotomio removed the backdrop and started to close down for the evening:
I'm so sad that Mr. Cool and I didn't get too many individual shots in the photo kiosk! By the time we finally made it in there, we had been dancing for hours and were sweaty and disheveled. At least we look happy!:
We loved that some of our friends jumped in with us toward the end:
If you've made it this far, congrats! We received almost 500 images from Fotomio, and I can honestly say that all of them are great. Though we weren't able to print the photos for our guests at our wedding, they had the option to leave their email addresses with the kiosk attendant. Within one week of the wedding, Fotomio emailed a link to each of our guests with all of the photos. This saved us a bit of money, and was a great compromise since there could have been serious bottlenecks at the kiosk if each of our guests had to wait for his or her photo to print.
I know that photobooths can be budget-busters, but if there is any way you can afford to swing it, DO IT! Your guests will love it, and your photographer will thank you for relieving some of the pressure of having to snap photos of each of your guests. Finally, while photobooths are bordering on cliche here in the blogosphere, I promise that a large contingency of your guests will be beyond impressed. If your budget is already stretched to its full capacity, there are some great DIY instructions here and here.
Did you splurge on any aspect of your wedding? If so, was it worth it?
*All photos by Fotomio unless otherwise stated.