Having a photo booth at your wedding is becoming increasingly popular across the UK and America.
Wedding guests will love posing in your photo booth, making your wedding an even more memorable occasion.
In order to get the most from your photo booth it is a good idea to have a selection of props which guests can use to create interesting and unique photos.
This article will give you some ideas about the props you could use.
20 Prop Ideas for a Photo Booth at a Wedding
Having confetti to use at your photo booth adds a traditional twist to a modern idea. Guests can throw confetti or rose petals over the married couple. They can also have fun throwing it over each other.
#2 Rose Petals
Alternatively you could use rose petals as these are just as effective as confetti but add a more romantic feel. Make the scene as romantic as you can with rose petals placed on the ground.
Allow guests to decorate the photo booth with flowers, they could even match the one’s the bride will be carrying.
Signs make great props for your photo booth. You can write down your names and the date of the wedding. Or you could even include the dates you met. The photo booth would be like a walk in wedding invitation and would be a lovely memento for friends and family.
#5 Mr & Mrs
You could be holding signs that say Mr and Mrs in a nice vintage font.
#6 Facebook like
Everyone recognises the thumbs up sign from facebook. Why not include a giant thumbs up on a stick for your guests to ‘like’ your wedding.
#7 Speech bubbles
Why not have some speech bubbles printed which guests can hold up while they pose for their photos. This will give the photo booth a slightly comic twist. The speech bubbles could say things like congratulations; I love you or be happy. You can also come up with words or phrases which are unique to you and your friends and family.
#8 Seaside characters
If you want to go for something a little bit more unusual you could come up with a funny photo booth. These are both fun and amusing. Think sea side characters with holes cut in the face for you and your beloved to look through. This would be particularly fitting if one or both of you grew up by the sea.
#9 Lips on sticks
Another slightly wacky idea is to create a kissing booth like the ones traditionally found at fun fairs. You may now kiss the bride. Create different lips on sticks that guests can hold up their faces.
When generating prop ideas, think about any shared hobbies or interests you have. If you’re into photography you could create a giant polaroid frame with your names written on it. You will then be able to pose behind, beside or even through it. Get creative with how you position yourselves and take a series of snaps in different styles.
#11 Washing Line
Another great photography idea would be to make a washing line with mini pegs. By leaving a polaroid camera beside it you would be inviting your guests to take photos of each other to hang on the washing line.
Buy funky sunglasses for use in your photo booth, the wackier the better. Think bright pink tropical glasses with a pineapple or cocktail at the side. Alternatively you could get glasses on sticks that guests can hold against their face.
If you want fun, quirky photos then providing your guests with an interesting array of hats is a great idea. These include sparkling cowboy hats, Scottish caps and wigs.
Another idea along the same lines would be to have vintage accessories on sticks. These include things like bow ties, moustaches, bowler hats and glasses.
#15 Star Selfie
Allow your guests to take selfies with props such as microphones, guitar, and drums. This is especially fitting if you are in a band.
You could include masks of your favourite super heroes, animals or TV personalities.
Invite wedding guests to decorate the photo booth with bunting. They can move it around, hold one end each and be creative.
#18 Card and Pens
Provide your gusts with small pieces of cards in different shapes and also some coloured marker pens. They can then create their own message. These could be held in photos and then used to create a backdrop for the next photos.
#19 Theatre props
If you both love going to the theatre, think about how stage scenery could be used as a prop for your photo booth. Creating little boats and waves would look amazing! This would also be a great idea if you live by the sea.
#20 Come up with your own unique prop
See if you can come up with your own props which are unique to you. You can do this by thinking about shared hobbies or interests, childhood ambitions or favourite TV programmes. The only limit is your imagination.
By using some of these great props you will ensure that the expensive photo booth you have hired will be well used by guests. Having a photo booth and a selection of props will make your wedding great fun.