Photography: Deer Lovers Photography
In a digital world, Snapchats and Instagrams take center stage, but they haven't erased the charm of a good-ol' instant photograph. (And, let's be real, Polaroid-esque prints look great styled for social media.) Nothing captures the moment quite like an old-fashioned wedding photo booth. Better yet, today's couples have given the classic structures a modern twist. Photographs from your big day can serve as favors or guest-book add-ins, and photo booths are always a fun way to keep guests occupied during your cocktail hour or reception.
Considering banning cell phones at your nuptial celebration? Photo booths pull through then, too, allowing guests to capture memories without being glued to technology. The latest batch of photo stations are sleeker and better integrated than their basic, boxy predecessors. To show you just how far the wedding staple has come, browse these genius ideas from our very own real weddings. Before you know it, you'll be renting (or making) your own—just don't forget to practice your poses!
Photo Booth Van
A photo booth was a must-have for the groom at this wedding. The couple chose to work with The Photo Bus and rented this nifty, retro Volkswagen van. The vintage aesthetic was a big plus for the pair, as was the van's color (which coordinated with the groom's attire).
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This Smilebooth booth was BYOP—bring your own props! The guest with the best offering (in this case, a six-foot-tall pencil) wound up winning a prize. "The contest was a huge hit, we were absolutely blown away by our guests' entries!" shared the couple. Here, two attendees pose with silly aprons and cut-outs.
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At this beach soiree, guests could stop by a sailboat photo station, complete with plenty of on-theme props.
Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography
Photography: Ace & Whim
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An abstract mountain scene was painted on canvas as the focal point of this rustic wedding's photo booth. Guests received their snapshots along with the bride and groom's thank-you notes.
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This celestial wedding took it's photo booth to outer space, using a star-sprinkled background and planetary add-ins (among other props).
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Rather than commit to a stationary structure, this couple provided guests with instant-print cameras. There were multiple spread throughout the venue for friends and family to grab, and the photographs were added to the guest book at the end of the night.