These days, photo booths are the new staple at weddings and for good reason. They are so much fun for the guests as well as a great favor and keepsake for them to take home! Getting a photo booth from a company can be a little bit of a squeeze on the pocket book since they range from $600-$1200. If you are looking for a unique photo booth that won’t break the bank try making your own and hiring someone to take the photos. This could save you a bundle!
Making your own DIY photo background is simple and can be made from a large sheet of plywood and a few 2x4s. You can cut out a whole and place a large frame for guests to stand behind.
My favorite take on this is to make the wall look like a wall of photos in a home and put a few empty frames so a group of people can take a photo instead of one or two people!
If this looks like a little too much work for you, try something a little easier to make. Anything you can think of that can make a background will work. Even a curtain or sheet can be hung for an instant photo booth background!
Use old shutter and doors as a simple background with a few chairs or couch for guests to sit in!
Streamers or paper lanterns arranged close together make an easy and adorable background!
For an outside wedding try hanging a large frame for a ready made photo area!
And don’t forget about the props! Even a simple background can make great pictures when you have props for guests to have fun with!
Whats your favorite background?
Do you have any ideas for a simple and easy photo booth background? Let us know!
Some brides are choosing to forgo the traditional flower bouquet for bouquets made out of original materials. There are many reasons to choose an alternative wedding bouquet. Not only are these alternative bouquets eco friendly but they are also economical! For all my crafty brides who are on a budget these bouquets can save you hundreds of dollars. Choosing an alternative bouquet is also very unique which is why this trend is probably not for the traditional bride. Below are my top five favorite alternative bouquets.
You have probably seen a brooch bouquet before and although these bouquets are a beautiful alternative to a traditional bouquet they can be a little pricey. A more economical version is buttons! Layering buttons on top of each other gives a very similar look.
Another great alternative bouquet is using beads, crystals and pearls from a craft shop bundled together. How chic and beautiful are these bouquets? To me, these are the perfect bouquets for a Winter wedding!
Fabric is another great alternative to a traditional bouquet. Use different fabric colors and textures to give the bouquet more interest. I really love the crocheted “flower” in the bouquet below! I wonder what a bouquet of all crocheted flowers would look like?!
Felt is another great way to make “flowers” for a wedding bouquet. You can create all different types of flowers with felt including sunflowers and roses. Felt is super inexpensive and comes in all kinds of colors!
Paper is another great way to make flowers and can be made to look extremely realistic to real flowers. If you aren’t a crafty bride don’t worry. Many of these bouquets can be purchased from handmade Etsy shops for pretty inexpensive.
Which bouquet is your favorite? Would you carry an alternative bouquet?