Pictures are a huge part of any wedding day, especially for your guests, so there’s no better way to help your nearest and dearest commemorate your nuptials than with a DIY photo booth. “Photo booths are a great activity or form of entertainment for guests,” says photo expert Jessi Vance. “Not everyone is a big dancer, and a photo booth gives guests an opportunity to participate in another activity.” But while booths are a hit at most weddings, they can be expensive and often eat up a large chunk of your wedding budget. In comes the crafty, creative route. “My best advice for someone trying to create their own photo-booth station on a budget is that if the backdrop looks good, the rest falls into place. With a nice, well-lit backdrop, guests could just have a friend take a cell phone photo,” explains Vance. “Couples can use a distinctive wall of the venue as a backdrop, work with the florist to create a backdrop, or DIY one with their wedding party ahead of time as a fun group activity.” To ensure guests have access to their own mini shoots throughout the festivities, we rounded up the best supplies to create your own DIY photo booth station and save money along the way.
Meet the Expert
Jessi Vance is the owner of Tomfoolery Photobooth and a photography specialist with over 10 years of experience. She is also the senior photographer and stylist for Minted.
No matter how you decide to let guests capture their own images, whether it be selfie sticks or disposable cameras or enlisting the help of a pro, each idea will keep guests well-entertained, well-photographed, and buzzing about your creative photo booth station long after the wedding.