“DJ Johnny Only, Thank you so much for making our reception a blast. You kept everyone on the dance floor all night. You even picked great intro songs for us, since we forgot to pick some! The Photobooth was perfect! Our guests loved it and left us with some funny pictures. The Album you made for us to keep is wonderful. Thanks again for your hard work, we really enjoyed it!” ~Tim & Shannon
One of the ways to personalize your wedding reception is to put more of YOU into it.
The biggest ‘YOU’ is who you decide to invite as your guests; your family and your closest friends.
So, the best way to further personalize your reception is add things that include and involve your family and closest friends.
Choose things that help them to socialize. Help them to celebrate with you and with each other.
Take food for example: The bride and groom personalize the menu, but every person is included in the meal and every person can get involved together. Dining with the bride and groom is a personalized celebratory experience for everyone alike.
I believe that a photo booth can provide a similar personalized experience for both the bridal couple and their guests. It helps people to socialize while giving each person the freedom to celebrate in their own way.
Below are 9 of the ways I see this happening.
#1) A photo booth is something that your guests can DO instead of watching!
Yes, your guests love to sit and watch you do all the things you do on your wedding day! (That is because they love you!)
But gosh, wouldn’t it be fun for them to DO something too?
Like take pictures and write things in your scrapbooked photo guestbook that you receive at the end!
#2) Guests get to see their own picture right next to your name and your wedding date!
Yes, your guests love to sit and watch you get your picture taken all day long! (That is because they love you!)
But hey! Don’t you think they’d like to get their picture taken too?
And not with a cell phone – that is too every-day-ho-hum-ishy.
They want to get their picture taken in your official instant-printing-out-on-real-photo-paper-wedding-day-photo-booth!
It helps that their photo strip is customized with your names, wedding colors, and wedding date.
Afterall, you are the celebrities and everybody wants to be with you on your wedding day!
#3) Your guests get to see their own picture in lights!
Our photo booth has a feature that allows us to export the pictures it takes to a flat screen or projector as they are being taken.
This is a way for you to share some of your spotlight with your guests, offering each of them their own 60 seconds of fame at your reception.
#4 People start laughing behind that curtain!
It is amazing how much fun people have with a camera behind a curtain!
They forget their problems and become like kids again -just having genuine FUN!
There is nothing more personal than that!
#5) Your guests get to use their own creativity to pose for their pictures and to write their own well-wishes to you!
They also write unrelated, funny and/or unexpectedly sweet things to you in your photo guestbook (that we provide) – I am always surprised how creative people become as the evening progresses!
People really ‘get into it’ and that is the ultimate personalization!
#6) Our photo booth helps your guests to socialize by delivering a uniquely personal experience!
Not only do guests connect by getting in the photo together, but we also supply props with our photo booth that help people to drop their guard and be more … human.
What could be better to help build new family ties and to help solidify old ones?
#7) You can personalize a placecard that fits in a photo booth frame.
The placecard can be in the frame that is going to hold the photo strip and it can include instructions about the photo booth.
Most couples choose 2 x 6 photo strips, but our booth can be set to print out 4 x 6 as well, so you could do 4 x 6 frames if you wanted.
All dressed up for a wedding? What better time is there for a couple to get a photo?
#8) Your Guests get to take home a photo strip as a highly personalized wedding favor.
My favorite idea is to offer them a protective sleeve with a magnetized back for the photostrips.
Your wedding favor to them is going to stay on the refridgerator and be talked about everytime they open the door -for decades! It has your names/date with their picture.
What could be better than that?
They will keep it forever and like your love for one another, your wedding reception will never be forgotton!
#9) You get a kick out of emailing their high resolution photos afterwards.
You receive all of the digital images on a flashdrive at the end of your reception.
Email them to your guests or post them on their facebook timelines as blackmail photos, renewed connections, smiles, laughter and things to talk about long after your reception is over!
All of those benefits, just because you added a photo booth!
Now that is what I call personalization!