Why I Hate Photo Booths for Wedding Receptions

Congratulations ! You just got engaged and now the fun begins! You’ve begun pinning thousands of photos onto your pinterest board, created a high pile of magazine cut outs and for some, you’re still figuring out how to work that Karen Tran Floral inspired arrangement into your budget. In addition, you’ve started a check list of what vendors you need to hire to make your day the most magical it’s ever been. But, how will you capture all of these moments ? Is it from the wana be / so called “Photographer” friend of the family ? Or you figure because everyone relies heavily on technology these days that you’ll hire a real photographer for the ceremony but ditch them for the reception because they don’t fit into your budget. Maybe you figure what the heck, guests will take tons of selfies all night so theres no need for professional photographers anyway… These photos will end up on social media before you can even say “cheese” again for the next photo.

OR maybe you just got back from your friends wild wedding who had a PHOTO BOOTH and now you must have one to try and out shine her 😉

Unfortunately, photo booths can be a tad bit pricey. For example, I just Google Searched “Miami Photobooth” and this is what came up first

http://www.miamieventphotobooth.com/miami-photo-booth-pricing

So almost $1,000 for a booth where you don’t see your guests for half the night because they are taking drunk photos in a 6 ft. Tall box.

CONGRATULATIONS, best drunken wedding photo goes to ….

Here are a couple Pros and Cons to having a photo booth in my most honest opinion.

Pro # 1: You will get hundreds of goofy photos of “friends” squeezed into a box wearing oversized plastic glasses pretending to like each other.

Con # 1: You will get hundreds of the SAME goofy photos of “friends” squeezed into a box wearing oversized plastic glasses pretending to like each other.

And of course other pros are …

1. Getting family together for a unique family photo

2. People love cramming into photo booths and in return this results in silly faces.

The other cons are…

1. Booths are rented by the hour … you do the math.

2. You can only fit so many people into the booth.

3. All props are the same (for the most part) same black mustache, same hot pink glasses etc.

I’ve taken it upon myself to put on my thinking cap and figure out a way to think OUTSIDE the box creating Petal Props without the box and the overpriced rental fee.

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The Skinny Vase, LLC primary focus is on flowers to wear. I figured why not put a twist on the original photo booth props creating flowered props.

Pro #1 : It’s affordable ! Message me for more information.

Pro # 2: Your guests can take the props home.

Pro #3: NO BOOTH required. As stated before, with so many using their smart phone I’m sure you’ll get tons of photos worth sharing on social media. If you hire a photographer you can get those images too of you and your friends having fun all over the dance floor with these fun props!

Pro # 4: Props can be created to fit the theme of your wedding or to your liking & you don’t have to be in a booth to take photos.

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Why blend in with the standard props when you can stand out from the rest ??