20 Inventive Ways to Revamp Your Wedding Photo Booth
In this digital world, you might thank that Snapchat geotags and Instagram hashtags are the best ways to help your guests commemorate your wedding day—they don't, however, have the charm of a classic instant photograph. (Plus, you already know that Polaroid photos look great when styled for social media.) The best way to take these types of images at your celebration? Wedding photo booths. Today, there are so many ways to make a photo booth, and the sweet photographs they yield, your own. Plus, they often work double-duty: They keep guests entertained during your cocktail hour and reception and provide keepsakes that make great favors.
They'll also come in handy if you're considering banning cell phones at your event, since they allow guests to capture memories without being glued to technology. If we've convinced you to rent or create one for your big day, be sure to bookmark the options ahead—as you'll discover, these stations have gotten a new-age makeover and are sleeker and infinitely prettier than their basic, boxy predecessors. Need proof? Take this pink-and-white trailer, which was provided by the Traveling Photo Bus, for example. We loved how its Airstream aesthetic added a retro vibe to this event.
If the photo booths in the following slides are any indication, there's a station out there that will definitely suit your specific wedding style. From simple but beautiful backdrops that speak to modern events to larger-than-life, floral-centric set ups that would work at a garden party, these wedding photo booths will undoubtedly inspire your own.
A semi-complete greenery arch by Flora Asheville transformed this brick wall into the perfect photo backdrop in this couple's industrial reception space.
Photo Booth Bus
The Foto Booth Bus supplied this couple with a two-for-one deal: The interior of this Volkswagen van was a photo booth, and the old-school exterior served as a cool backdrop.
Create a photo booth that is a representation of your fairy-tale wedding day. This bride designed this life-size book backdrop complete with the appropriate phrase, "Once upon a time."
Union Booth provided this traditional-meets-retro photo booth for this couple's celebration.
Selfie Guest Book
As a keepsake for the couple, attendees were given a Polaroid camera to snap selfies in this photo booth; the images were then pressed into the guest book.
Pink and orange carnations added a pop of color to this white photo booth backdrop by Viva La Booth.
This wooden herringbone backdrop was a family effort pulled off by the both the bride and groom's fathers. Townsville Flower Market added a cluster of flowers and greenery to the top of the structure for a simple and natural look.
Homey Set Up
Like most of the elements at this wedding, the photo booth was a homemade creation built by the bride's father and her new groom. Complete with a vintage arm chair and framed pictures, the display looked like a cozy living room.
Stems ensured every inch of this wooden photo backdrop was covered in tropical foliage like leaves, protea, greenery, and other bright blooms.
Scattered Photo Stations
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.
A "Moon Booth" was an unexpected addition to this tropical wedding's reception. The bride's dad built it, while her mother painted the face onto the structure.
For their big day, this duo DIYed their own photo station by hanging twinkle lights behind a semi-sheer curtain. A thin greenery garland added a natural element to the display.
Sailboat Photo Station
At this beach soiree, guests could stop by a sailboat photo station, complete with plenty of on-theme props.
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).