When you're hosting an event, a photo booth is a fun way to keep guests of all ages entertained, as well as create lasting memories. You can rent a photo booth for a wide range of special occasions, such as wedding receptions, bridal showers, birthday and holiday parties, and even family reunions. The photos will help document the moment and can be framed or used in a scrapbook if you desire.
When you rent a photo booth, you can typically choose from open-air and enclosed booth styles, depending on your preferences and budget. If you want to design your own backdrops to enhance the photos and create one-of-a-kind looks, go with an open-air booth. You can also use props to add to give the backdrops more realistic ambiance. With an enclosed booth style, you'll still be able to pick your backdrop colors and fabrics, however.
Here are some photo booth backdrop ideas for your next special event:
Coordinating Colors and Fabrics
If you're using an enclosed booth, you can generally pick the backdrop fabrics and colors you'd like to use. Go with backdrops that coordinate with the overall look and theme of the event to make the keepsakes even more special.
For instance, if you're hosting an elegant affair, choose shiny silver, gold or iridescent satin fabric to commemorate the occasion and coordinate with the guests' formal wear. As another option, choose fabric colors, such as purple or blue, to reflect your wedding reception or other special event decor scheme. You can also give the backdrop a touch of glamour with sequined fabric.
Most photo booth rental companies will offer several digital backdrops for your to choose from, and some will even create a personalized design for you at an additional cost. Digital backdrop designs ideas include boats for a nautical theme, landscapes such as a tropical beach or a mountain, a farm, or even specific city skylines. You can also choose backdrops with a particular pattern, such as black and white chevron, rainbow stripes, or pink polka dots.
If you want something more customized, the company may be able to make backdrops with names, dates and messages.
if you're renting an open-air photo booth, you can use your own homemade props in the background. Options include hale bales and saddles for a country-inspired event held in a barn, pumpkins and scarecrows for a Halloween party, or balloons and presents for a kid's birthday celebration.
As another creative idea, place a large chalkboard featuring the event details, such as a wedding date and the bride and groom's names, in the background for guests to stand in front of.