The 2019 wedding season is upon us, and now is a great time to take a look at photo booth trends that are taking over the wedding scene. After all, you want your wedding to be perfect, and so it's crucial to choose the best photo booth entertainment to make sure your guests remember your big day as one of the best days of their lives.
Without further ado, let's take a look at top 2019 wedding photo booth trends:
1. PHOTO BOOTH PRINTS AS WEDDING FAVORS
Photo booths are a great way to add more fun to your big day. And if your wedding budget currently doesn't include photo booth entertainment, you may want to reconsider. Think about it this way: photo booth prints make fantastic wedding favors. Redirecting some of the funds you were going to spend on mostly useless trinkets, such as coasters or wine glasses, to custom-designed photo booth prints is a smart idea if you are looking for a truly personalized gift.
"We were going to order coasters with our names on them as wedding favors, but then remembered my friend who complained that her guests didn't take home most of their favors. So she was stuck with a box of wine openers after the wedding which ended up at Goodwill a year later. That's why we decided to use photo booth prints as our wedding favors. They are as personalized as it gets, and our guests loved taking home photos of themselves to remember our wedding day. Sofya from The Yellow Mirror actually suggested it, and we are so happy we listened to her advice! Best decision ever." - Laura Dunn
2. STYLE OVER COST
When thinking about photo booths, most people picture an old-school, boardwalk-style booth which spits out two photo strips of questionable quality. The outside of such photo booth is a boxy construction that makes any event space look and feel awkward, if not tacky. No wonder, enclosed photo booths are the cheapest option available to couples.
Thankfully, advances in photo booth technology give brides and grooms alike a chance to step away from the ugly and choose something more stylish (and fun!) for their big day.
The Yellow Mirror booth is the best example of this trend. Its modern look and touchscreen features make a fantastic addition to every wedding; and its custom-designed, high-quality prints make your wedding favors feel that much more premium.
3. OPEN-AIR OVER ENCLOSED
Along the lines of the previous trend, the enclosed style photo booths are slowly going away. They are big, bulky and, let's be honest, a bit creepy since no one can see what the heck is going on in them. We won't even mention how bad some of them smell on the inside (oh wait, we just did).
The Yellow Mirror booth, on the other hand, engages your guests from afar with its vibrant animations and beautiful presence in the room. It's impossible to miss the astounding full-length mirror inviting you to take a picture or three. And trust us, even people who hate taking photos, love the Mirror. There's something about being able to see your reflection and looking perfect in every shot that makes even the pickiest of people fall in love with the Mirror photo booth.
4. HIGH-TECH AND DIFFERENT
Most photo booths are rather dull when it comes to their features. Sure, they take your picture but the process itself is less than impressive.
But what if you and your guests could interact with the photo booth in a completely new way? Think signing the photos using photo booth touchscreen, or adding digital emoji props to everyone's smiling faces. How about being able to choose a print design right on the screen and do all that with the help of engaging, stunning animations that walk you through the process?
All that is not only possible with the The Yellow Mirror booth, it’s part of every single Yellow Mirror experience. Doesn’t that sound like something you and your guests deserve on the most important day of your life?
5. PROPS ARE MORE POPULAR THAN EVER
While some people find props a bit too silly for their style, an overwhelming majority still wants to see hats, glasses scarves and other accessories alongside the photo booth at their wedding.
And we, at The Yellow Mirror, sure don't mind because we love props and all the silliness that comes with them! With a treasure trove of fun vintage and modern accessories, we are confident in being able to satisfy everyone's taste in props. And for those who want something more personal, consider custom props. These allow couples to get as creative as possible; for example, featuring an inside joke familiar to their friends, or paying homage to mutual history as a couple.
Want help with custom props? The Yellow Mirror specializes in custom experiences, so whatever you have in mind for your props, we would love to make it happen!
6. NON-TRADITIONAL BACKDROPS
Plain and sequin backdrops are nice but this year, it’s all about shapes, patterns, florals and, believe it or not, chalkboards. The good news, your options are pretty much limitless when it comes to backdrops.
At The Yellow Mirror, we begin by figuring out what the print design will look like and then recommend backdrops. It’s crucial to ensure consistency between the two because together they will create the overall look of your photo favors.
Choosing a backdrop may seem less important, but we encourage you to think big. This is your chance to make a statement, show off your style and reinforce the theme of your big day. Custom chalkboard backdrops are especially fun, because you can request most anything to be featured on them. At The Yellow Mirror, we partner with professional designers to create custom chalkboards for your big day.
Another cool way to make your photo booth experience a little bit different, is adding furniture to the shot. Think vintage couches, throne chairs or shabby chic love seats. They look stunning and purposeful in the photos, not to mention help more people get in on the fun. Why have your guests crouching for the photos when they can sit on a beautiful piece of vintage furniture instead?
There's a lot to consider when choosing photo booth entertainment for your wedding, and we hope these top six 2019 photo booth trends will help you narrow down the options and make the most out of your photo booth experience.