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Cheese! Peep These Awesome Alternatives to the Traditional Photo Booth

Who doesn’t love a photo booth? From the coin-operated version printing photo strips at your local arcade to high-tech green screens and GIF booths, there’s something so fun about grabbing props and jumping in with your friends. If you’ve decided to add a photo booth to your wedding reception entertainment, now’s a good time for us to tell you that there is so much more to photo booths than a camera, a backdrop, and a printer. We’ve rounded up seven alternative photo booths that are sure to take your reception to the next level.

The GIF Booth

Courtesy of ZippyBooth

Why have a still photo when you can have one that moves? If you’re all about using GIFs to communicate via text and on social media, you should definitely add a GIF booth to your wedding budget. Chicago’s ZippyBooth takes both animated and still photos, uploading them straight to a website where your guests can see all of the hilarity. All they have to do is hop in the booth, take a few photos, and input their phone number—then they’re immediately texted a link to view their GIF and share it however they please.

The Airbrush Booth

You read that right: airbrushing. MVS Studio, located in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, offers all the bells and whistles, from GIFs and instant prints to social sharing and a GLAM airbrush filter, guaranteed to make your guests look like Kardashians. All that comes in a tiny footprint, meaning it can go anywhere—and fit all of your friends.

The VW Bus Booth

Courtesy of The Shutterbus

Looking for a photo booth that’s entertainment and décor? How about an adorable VW bus? The Shutterbus, with locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Wyoming, features lovingly restored VW buses that will come right to your party. Photos are printed and also uploaded to a Facebook gallery for easy sharing, and the bus comes with a set of props perfect for your celebration.

The Slow Motion Booth

What’s the one feature that’s missing from Instagram stories? Slow motion! The good news is, your wedding doesn’t have to go without. The Slow Motion Booth is the opposite of Boomerang and a GIF booth, dramatically capturing HD video of champagne pops, confetti tosses, and wild dancing. Photo booths are cute, but slow-motion videos are memorable and seriously funny. Set up a projector for live playback, then send around the link to the video montage so you and your guests can relive all the fun.

 

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