DIY Photo Booth

DIY Photo Booth

DIY Photo Booths are a lot easier than you think to set up. If you want to have a Photo Booth at your wedding but don’t fancy paying out for one of the fancy booths, well you can of course have your own DIY version. It might not be as flashy or stylish but it will still be plenty of fun for your guests and maybe even more because they are up to their own devices and can relax and have extra fun with the camera.

What you will need

  • Instax Camera (or any instant camera)
  • Film
  • Props

We had one at our wedding and I decided to do it that way because we were trying to stick to a tight budget and I already had the camera so just needed to buy some film and start stocking up on some fun props. Surprisingly enough we actually had most photos left on the night I though people might decided to take theirs home with them but we ended up with a box full of them and I think one of the best things about the day after was opening that box and flicking through those photos. It gives you an insight into how the night was going for everyone and by the looks of it getting better as the night went on.

DIY Photo Booth
The Photo Booth table while the night was early on
DIY Photo Booth
Slightly later in the night and it got a bit chaotic

Tip: Leave easy instructions on how to reload the film I did pass it and found film loaded in backwards so people thought it wasn’t working. I am sure some smart person who knows how to use it will always come to the rescue. If I was doing it again I would do something like this that I found on Pintrest.

How to load the film
How to load the film

I actually bought my Instax film from AliExpress. It is about half the price of it over here in shops and I have never had any issue with them. I also used them for buying props and a selfie stick that I¬†left on the photo booth table. I would always leave 6-8 weeks for it to arrive so wouldn’t order last minute.

Instax on AliExpress
Instax on AliExpress

 

Selfie Stick
Selfie Stick

If you do happen to have waited too long or want something quick and easy from here you can get Instax Wedding Packs that come with the camera, film, novelty stickers for the photos and a wedding guest book.

Instax Wedding Pack
Instax Wedding Pack
Instax Wedding Pack
Instax Wedding Pack

Here are some of my favourite inspiration photos from Pintrest of other ideas and wording for your DIY Photo Booth.

Photo Booth Inspiration
Photo Booth Inspiration
Photo Booth Inspiration
Photo Booth Inspiration

 

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