Photobooths are easily one of the most fun wedding trends to hit in the last decade. Guests adore them, they provide you with hundreds of fun snippets of proof of how great the wedding was, and they can act as both the wedding favor and the entertainment for the evening. The one drawback to photobooths is that they tend to be very pricey, and as such don’t fit into every bride’s budget.
Enter the DIY photobooth. All you need is a backdrop, some props, and a selection of polaroid cameras and you are set. I love the idea of hanging a gorgeous piece of fabric from an arbor to act as the backdrop for the pictures- choose something bold and fun that will stand out from the rest of the wedding shots. Or for more constructionally savvy brides, building a wall out of wood planks offers a rustic backdrop for your pictures- add a mish mash of empty frames hanging from it for a more vintage eclectic look.
To really get guests going, props are a great way to add excitement to your photoshoot. Some of the most fun props are easy DIY projects. Chalkboard word bubbles are a quick and easy project- cut foam core board into the shapes, spray with chalkboard paint, give guests chalk and let the creativity run wild.
Instead of going wild with costumes, make some adorable stick props- cut pieces of felt into the shape of eyeglasses, moustaches and lips and hot glue to long thin dowels which can be purchased at your local craftstore. Toss a big empty frame into the prop box and let guests mix and match for the funniest pictures possible.