15 Best DIY Photo Booth Ideas For Your Wedding

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Wedding photo booths are commonplace nowadays, and for a good reason: They help create the mood by giving guests pictures and memories in a fun and natural way. They are basically always a great idea. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be done better.

As with anything else, the best way to take a fun plan and make it better is to add a personalized, unique touch. And with these DIY photo booth ideas, all which promise to make your wedding unlike any other one the guests have been to, you'll make quite the statement on your big day.

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1. Rose Gold Wedding Instagram Template

“If you’re already aiming for an Insta-ready celebration, then have an Instagram cut-out at the ready for posing,” says Kylie Carlson of The International Academy of Wedding & Event Planning. “I guarantee you'll see even more posts on social media as a result!”

(Etsy, $3.23+)

2. Custom Wedding Photo Booth Backdrop Banner

When it comes to a DIY photo booth, you have so many great backdrop options varying in design, shape and color.

And according to Heather Jones of Wente Vineyards, “One of our favorites is a custom background that shares fun facts about the couple. It’s a great icebreaker for guests, and makes for memorable pictures.”

(Etsy, $64.80+)

3. Custom Hashtag Wooden Sign

Wedding hashtags continue to be big with couples, and that can carry over to their photo booth.

“Consider a custom hashtag sign that your guests can incorporate into their picture taking. Then, at the end of the evening, you can bring it home with you as a souvenir from your big day!” says Oleta Collins of Flourishing Art.

(Etsy, $9.99)

4. Printable Pug Mask

“It can be a bummer for couples not to include their beloved pets on their wedding day, but that’s not to say they can’t find other ways to pay homage,” suggests Kevin Dennis of Fantasy Sound Event Services.

(Etsy, $6)

5. Big Face Cut-Out on a Stick

“The fact is, not everyone will be able to take a selfie with you in the booth; you’ll be busy with the family dances, cutting the cake and visiting all the tables. So have a cut out at the ready for your guests in the booth. You’ll never miss a picture!” Dennis says.

(Etsy, $19.99)

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6. Rustic Wedding Backdrop

Sure, keeping things fun and original is great, but there’s nothing wrong with staying true to a classic. And everyone knows what they are and how they work.

(Etsy, $53.99)

7. LED Curtain Lights

Your photo booth doesn’t have to be a fancy big deal. Instead, choose any corner, add a basic curtain and a few polaroids, and you have a photo booth.

(Etsy, $35)

8. Greenery Photo Prop Frame

These are easy to find online and let everyone play "bride and groom" for the day. It creates a backdrop, breaks the ice, and makes every photo just a little more fun.

(Etsy, $16.50)

9. White Board Speech Bubbles

Props are always fun, and what better way to incorporate them into your photo booth than with custom speech bubbles? This way, the photos can “say” anything you want.

(Etsy, $49)

10. Chalkboard Welcome Sign

Chalkboards are also great fun for a DIY photo booth. Guests can write their own text that makes it into the photos as well. This is a great idea if the bride and groom were teachers, or met as students in school.

(Etsy, $62.99)

11. iPad Ring Light Photo Booth Metal Stand

This takes absolutely no artistic know-how. Just prop up an iPad and have people take their own photos. It’s like having an instant camera, and can also be passed around.

(Etsy, $1,200)

12. Vintage Photo Bus

Go retro! Take your wedding old school and rent an old VW (or other classic car). You can make that your backdrop for all your wedding photos.

13. TeePee Photo Booth

Do you love camping? Then why don't you make your wedding photo booth a tent? This is especially cute if you took a romantic camping trip with your partner in the past.

14. Motorcycle Prop Booth

Set up a motorcycle as a prop. This is especially cool if you love riding these bikes, but it's also just a great backdrop for photos.

15. Starry Night Backdrop

It might be a little cheesy, sure, but those photos with the stars and sky backdrop will be so much fun to look back on.

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at alywalansky@gmail.com.

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