DIY Wedding Photo Booth

In this article we’ll help you to save on your wedding budget with a DIY Photo Booth. Follow our easy Do it Yourself tips to create beautiful, funky backdrops that fit in with your wedding theme.  Learn how to make your own props and find out where you can buy relatively inexpensive items that will get the crazy cats out of the closet!

DIY Wedding Photo Booth

What You Need for your DIY Photo Booth

  • Digital Point-and-Shoot Camera
  • Camera Tripod
  • Backdrop Stand / Backdrop cloth
  • Spotlight
  • Lighting Umbrella
  • Sticky Tape
  • Hammer and Nails
  • Remote Shutter Release (optional)
  • Large Clamps

 

Check out these Youtube Tutorials on DIY Photo Booths:

Must Have Props

Wedding Booth App

If you want to save even more money, why not take your iPad along? Yes, you heard right. With the Wedding Booth App you can customise your DIY Wedding photo booth settings and even allow your guests to leave their wedding messages. The images are saved on your iPad 2 and you can send the printable images to your guests for printing afterwards. The application only costs $9.99 and is compatible with the iPad 2 or newer versions.

DIY Wedding Photo Booth

 

Shake it Like a Polaroid Picture

Another creative DIY wedding photo idea is to randomly place Polaroid cameras at your ceremony. This is an interactive feature that will allow the guests to play photographer. Get your guests to pin their photos to a pin board at the reception so everyone can see the crazy shenanigans your the party goers are up to.

DIY Photo Booths are just a way to include guests in the interactive fun and not just have them pose for the professional photos. This way you can book your photographer for the main parts of the wedding procedures and allow your guests and amateur photographers to take care of the rest.

For more ideas or to check out the original photos displayed in this post and their credits, have a look at our Wedding Photo Booth board on Pinterest.  And if you are not up to the whole DIY business, then simply book one of our Vetted Photo Booth Companies, listed in our Wedding Directory.

Article by Anneke Steenkamp

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