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Not your Mother's Photobooth

While I can't take credit for this brilliant idea, I have been pitching the idea of what I call the "un-photobooth" all year long. I love the addition of a photobooth to a wedding; guests have a great time creating their "shot," while the bride and groom benefit from unexpected poses and spontaneous groupings of all their wonderful guests.

photo by Bec from Carson Hall Photography via ruffledblog

On the downside, old-fashioned photobooths, which require delivery, setup and often an attendant or two to operate throughout the event can sometimes be pricey when budgets are tight. This is where DIY booths come in. Set out cameras and film (old polaroid cameras are a fun option), a few fun props, perhaps a piece of fabric or beautiful curtain panel to act as a backdrop if your venue's natural surroundings aren't the look you're looking for, and, voila!, photobooth at a fraction of the cost!

Photo by You Look Nice Today via ruffledblog

In terms of props, try feather boas and funky hats, or continue the theme of your wedding by adding items that reflect the overall look of your day, such as vintage glasses or handheld chalkboards as they've done in the photos above. You'll have fun, spontaneous photos of your special day to enjoy for years to come!