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10 Must-have wedding photo booth props

Wedding Photo Booth Props

I remember as a kid playing dress-up with my mom’s furry, fox stole.

I would wrap it around my shoulders and pretend to be a princess. Mom loved my dress-up time, too. She threw old clothing and accessories in a box and I stayed out of her hair for hours.

Dress-up and smile

Photo Booth Props

Image by Natalie Gray Photography

My dress-up playtime was much like today’s wedding photo booths. Newlyweds and their guests rummage through the props and transform themselves into playful camera subjects. The booth is user-friendly, requiring little if any effort the day of the wedding. But the photos created are often the ones most cherished by the bride and groom.

Photo booths are incredibly fun and can be quite simple to create, such as the one featured in Woodlands Chic Wedding by The Budget Savvy Bride. Totally Promotional provided the koozies® for this beautiful wedding!

The props you select for your big day will dictate the fun level. Here are the basics:

Top 10 wedding photo booth props

Photo Booth Prop Table

  1. Sunglasses. The styles and colors are endless! Choose a hue that matches your wedding colors and theme. Order custom wedding sunglasses in bulk and use them as favors, too!
  2. Face photo sticks. Gotta love those larger-than-life red lips and curly mustaches.
  3. Picture frames. The sky’s the limit for the type and size of frames to use for headshots or full-body photos.
  4. Head candy. Cowboy hats, tiaras, Playboy Bunny ears … you get the picture.
  5. Signs or speech bubbles. Display favorite messages on a stick such as “I do” and “I’m here for the beer.”
  6. Celebration flags. Wave cute pennants with happy thoughts such as “Best Day Ever!”
  7. Eye masks. Everyone will want this mysterious, romantic look.
  8. Beads. It wouldn’t be a party without layers of Mardi Gras beaded necklaces.
  9. Feather boas. Need. I. Say. More?
  10. Seating. Place at least one interesting chair or stool in your photo booth to accommodate very tall or very short people, or add extra flare to group shots.

Most of these props can be found at discount stores and are very reasonably priced in bulk quantities online. If you’re on a tight budget, you might consider splitting the cost with a friend or relative who also is planning a wedding photo booth.

Totally Promotional can help you create a customized banner with your names and wedding date or themed design to use as a beautiful backdrop.

Making memories is a snap!

Of all the wedding trends I’ve seen come and go, photo booths are one of my faves. Maybe it’s my love of photography, but I really don’t think you can take enough pictures at a wedding.

Outdoor Photo Booth

Writing this blog brought back memories of my nephew’s outdoor wedding a few years ago. The temperature was nearing 90 in the shade when the photographer asked us to grab some wedding photo booth props and “have some fun.”

As our all-female group fumbled through funny hats and eye masks, I felt like a kid again. We giggled. We belly-laughed and we had a blast. It’s one of my best family memories. In the end, we had photos we will treasure for a lifetime.

Use this list of wedding photo booth props to create your own great memories!

Do you have great wedding photo booth tips? Feel free to share your ideas and overall experience in the comment section below!

12 Comments

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    Tham Pin
    July 30, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Thanks for this post! This is pretty creative

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      Shelley Grieshop
      July 30, 2019 at 7:33 am

      Thanks Tham Pin for your kind comment! We appreciate your visit to our website and hope you come back again soon!

      Shelley Grieshop
      Totally Promotional

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    Mark
    October 14, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Hi Shelley! Great post here.. I do agree with those top 10 suggestions. The feathered boas can be real messy at events. Did you know there are featherless boas that don’t make a mess?! They are pretty awesome..

    We are a photo booth manufacture and photo booth rental company in Southern California. I have actually designed some hard plastic photo booth props you might be interested in. Maybe you can write about them in a future blog post.

    Love the site! Take care..

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      Shelley Grieshop
      October 15, 2018 at 7:43 am

      Thanks Mark! I really appreciate the kind words. It looks like you have quite a nice business going! Photo booths are very popular at weddings and many other events. I will definitely keep you in mind when writing future posts about the addition of photo booths for many types of celebrations.

      Thanks!

      Shelley Grieshop
      Totally Promotional

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    Mark
    August 19, 2018 at 7:59 am

    The seating coming in at number 10 is a darkhorse pick. It really can make the photo stand out from many of the traditional photos, especially if it highlights a specific family member, be it the bride, groom, grandparent, etc. It really is a great prop to make the photo memorable. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Shelley Grieshop
      August 20, 2018 at 7:21 am

      Thanks, Mark, for the comment! I agree that various types of seating can help focus on a specific individual in the photo. I think it can also be intriguing if shot appropriately.

      Thanks again for your input and visiting our Totally Inspired blog. Let us know if we can help you with wedding ideas or other promotional needs!

      Shelley Grieshop
      Creative Writer
      Totally Promotional

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    April 10, 2018 at 1:49 am

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      Shelley Grieshop
      April 10, 2018 at 7:48 am

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    Hannah Schroeder
    October 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I really like the idea of getting sunglasses that match your wedding colors for a photo booth. My fiance is thinking about ordering some wedding photo booths for our reception because he wants it to be fun for our guests. It would be really fun and cute to have sunglasses they can use as props that match our colors.

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      Shelley Grieshop
      October 24, 2017 at 7:12 am

      Hi Hannah! Yes, sunglasses have become one of the most popular wedding favors out there today. They seem to break the ice and jumpstart the fun. I believe it would be a great choice to use them in your photo booth! We have many styles and colors to choose from at https://www.totallypromotional.com/wedding-favors-and-reception/wedding-sunglasses.html. We would love to hear back from you and see images of the photo booth at your wedding! We feel blessed when we can help make a couple’s wedding the special time it is meant to be! Let us know if you need any help or have questions. Thanks!

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