Saturday, November 13, 2010
Getting married? Get a Shutterbooth!
I recently got married in October. My wife's mom planned the wedding and she pleasantly surprised us by ordering a photo booth for the reception. Little did she know that this would turn out to be one of the best decisions of the entire wedding planning process!
How It Works
The photo booth was setup in the lobby of the reception hall. Guests would go inside the booth's curtains and choose black and white or color photo. The camera would take four shots and the Shutterbooth attendant would print out two copies of the one by four picture strip. The guests who got their picture taken would get to keep one copy and another was immediately put into a book for the bride and groom. Guests then had an opportunity to sign the book and leave little notes.
What You Get
As mentioned above, you get a nice book with a copy of all the film strips in it at the end of the reception. It was great to take the book to our hotel that night and to every family occasion since and pass it around. Besides the book, you are also supplied with a CD which contains every picture in three different forms: single, a two-by-two grid, and the one by four film strips. There is also a website where all of your friends can view and print the pictures.
I'm not one to give wedding advice because I know how annoying it can get while planning a wedding, but you won't regret it if you get a Shutterbooth! The only negative thing I have to say about Shutterbooth is that it's so much fun that you might miss half your reception by spending it inside the booth. Trust me, every single one of our guests is going to ask to get their picture taken in the booth with you. In the end though it really was so much fun and the staff are super nice and personable. I highly recommend it!
Still not convinced? Check out this video slideshow I put together from some of the pictures from our photo booth. What a great way to remember our special wedding day!