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Take the pose in a wedding photobooth!

Sometimes great ideas emerge and everyone wants to reproduce them. This is a bit what happens with the “photobooth”, those photo booths that have flourished in weddings in recent years. Admit that the idea is terrible, it’s a great alternative to the traditional group photos, which put everyone on the steps of the church or the town hall, while the photographer bows so that all the guests gather, look in the same direction and are almost all smiling.

Take the pose in a wedding Photobooth!

Instead, you book a place where people can take pictures of themselves, in groups, alone, with accessories, with signs to spread a nice word… In short, all ideas are good! This is a bit the advantage of the wedding photobooth, it is 100% customizable to look a maximum to what you like and to the atmosphere of your wedding.

I have tried here to gather ideas and inspiration so that you can create your Photobooth. But first, let’s think together about what we need to do to ensure the smooth running of the photos throughout the evening..:

Choose the location of the Photobooth. It must not be in any way where it could disturb the guests (in the passage of the waiters, too close to the dinner tables…) nor in a too hidden place where it would pass unnoticed.

Take the pose in a wedding Photobooth!

What kind of Photobooth? Here it is up to you to play, either you rent a Photomaton ready for use (see end of article), or you create yourself a photo booth. For that all the ideas are welcome, inspire you photographs throughout this article to choose what it will please you. Use a background that is sufficiently plain (or patterned!), such as a large stretched sheet, which clearly defines the space where the guests will have to stage themselves. Don’t forget that it’s more fun to take pictures with several people, so plan a fairly large space.

The camera is the most sensitive issue. Three options are available to you: either you hire a photographer to take the photos all evening (so you have to budget for that), or you use an instant camera such as Polaroid (available on The impossible project) or Fuji Instax, or you position a tripod with a digital camera and a remote control. Most camera brands make remote controls that allow remote triggering. This last method will be the most economical, instant camera films are quite expensive and you will need to provide a large quantity. Still choose a quality digital camera and preferably with a flash, it would be a shame if the photos are not very successful in the end… In the last 2 cases, it is the guests themselves who will take the photos.

Take the pose in a wedding Photobooth!

Ask someone close to you to supervise the Photobooth. That doesn’t mean spending the whole evening there watching and taking pictures, but taking care of them in case of problems. When it is necessary to charge a new film, if there is a battery problem on the digital camera (another charged battery is also very important, remote controls tend to quickly discharge the battery). Because it is obvious that you will not have the time to deal with this yourself!

Bring accessories to dress up and a board to write a message. All follies are allowed in this last point! Etsy is full of crazy finds to disguise and stage your Photobooth.

After the ceremony, don’t hesitate to gather all the photos in a book to keep it, but also on the internet (using an online gallery like Picasa or a blog like Tumblr) to share the photos with your guests.

How to have a beach wedding

Beach weddings are one of the most romantic and popular to say “I do” ways. The natural beauty of the environment is impossible to match at home and everyone will remember the incredible day we had with you and your new spouse on the beach. Many people choose to spend several days at the beach before the wedding enjoying the company of family and close friends before the big day. In this article we will discuss how to have a wedding on the beach.

beach wedding dress

Instructions on how to have a beach wedding:

1. Select the beach where you want to have your wedding. Be sure to consider the time of year, season and other local events in your decision. Also, if you have your wedding at the resort “out of season”, you can take advantage of the low rates of accommodation and other services, as it will not be as high demand.

2. Establish contact with a person from the nearest beach where you want to have your wedding hotel. This person will help coordinate the event and reserve enough room for your guests. You can also recommend suppliers to help with the wedding cake, music and photography. This person usually serve as liaison with the catering department of the hotel.

3. Spend at least one night on the beach where you want your wedding . This will help you be sure you have chosen the right place. Walk on the beach all the time you want to get married and check the area to make sure the hotel is the kind of place that you trust for your wedding and reception with gusto. If you find you do not like the area, the atmosphere and clientele, consider a change of venue.

4. Make sure the area where you want can be booked. If you can not, you will have to select another location.

5. Set a date with the help of the person. When you planning a beach wedding, this should be done at least six months in advance if possible. Otherwise, even if the place is available that can end up being hurried out of the area to make room for the next scheduled event. In good time, usually one can speak of the hotel to reserve the beach area for at least half a day.

6. Interview musicians, photographers and bakers potential. It is best to use local talent, as these people work better if they are familiar with the place and the area. Be sure to ask for references, examples of his work and cost estimates. Most are willing to negotiate on prices – especially if you are very clear about what you want and if you have your event when the area is not busy with other tourists.

7. Sign contracts with preferred suppliers. This will fit in working with you on a given weekend and gives you the security of knowing that you can check one more thing off your list. At this point, the hard work is done. Now you can move on to things that are required in any wedding , like showers, dresses and parties!