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To not be surprised that no one used a photo booth at a wedding at £2 a time

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Bearbehind Sun 26-May-13 20:25:00

I went to an evening reception last night and have heard today that the bride has had a major strop as hardly any of the guests used the photo booth they booked .

It was £2 a time and you got a photo and the couple got one for their book.

I hate having my photo taken so I sure as hell wasn't going to pay for it.

AIBU to think if you want wedding photos you pay for them or you don't sulk if others don't want to spend £2 a pop on a shitty passport photo.

Seabright Sun 26-May-13 20:27:02

A photo booth at a wedding? Just when you thought you'd heard it all!

If the bride wanted it used, it should have been free.

Cropcircles Sun 26-May-13 20:27:05

YANBU. I think most people wouldn't think to take small change to a wedding, and would expect a photographer to be milling around if the couple were eager to snap their guests.

McNewPants2013 Sun 26-May-13 20:28:35

I would have used it, sounds a fun thing to do at a wedding.

AKissIsNotAContract Sun 26-May-13 20:29:14

I went to a wedding last year with one of these but it was free to use. Bloody stupid idea though, who wants pics of their pissed up mates pulling stupid faces and flashing their arses?

freddiefrog Sun 26-May-13 20:29:59


A friend had one at her wedding but it was free. It was really popular, but I wouldn't have paid for the privilege

HeartOfDixie Sun 26-May-13 20:30:21

My cousin had one, with lots of hats and wigs to play around with. It was free to use though! It was the best fun and the pictures are hysterical!

MrsMelons Sun 26-May-13 20:32:24

At only £2 I probably would have used it, knowing mine and DHs friends they would have spent a fortune on some 'interesting' snaps TBH!

It is very unreasonable of her to be annoyed no one used it though as she should have known if it is the sort of things her friends would do, I think I would have considered paying for a photo each for everyone also.

Cropcircles - I clearly don't mix in the right social circles as I have never been to a wedding with a paid for bar so always have change at weddings!

squoosh Sun 26-May-13 20:34:40

I know photo booths are the in thing at weddings these days but I've never heard of guests being charged to use them!

Cheapskates. Glad people swerved it.

FadBook Sun 26-May-13 20:35:40

I've seen pictures on my timeline on Facebook from a photo booth and they do look funny, normally with silly glasses and wigs etc.

It depends on the type of person you are and if you like pictures being taken.

Unless I'm taking pictures, none get taken as DP never thinks to pick up the camera annoyed that my birthday last week and BBQ over the weekend has all of 3 photos so the photo booth at a wedding is a nice idea to me, I'd use it and pay 2 quid too to look a twat in a wig grin

BackforGood Sun 26-May-13 20:38:47

No - YANBU. If the couple wanted snaps of their guests, they should either
- put disposable cameras on the tables, or
- ask guests to take lots of photos of other family and friends and send them a disc, or
- pay the photographer to snap away during the evening.

I just love MN wedding threads for hearing of the latest bridzilla crazes grin. Makes me glad I only know normal people though wink

Cropcircles Sun 26-May-13 20:41:16

MrsMelons I feel a bit blush at forgetting that, but I seem to have some very hospitable friends!

Bearbehind Sun 26-May-13 20:42:16

I do think the only photos they do have will be of arses and cocks which will be quite amusing if she can identify them!

MrsMelons Sun 26-May-13 20:43:13

Mine are all tight arses skint grin

I think I would like you and your friends wink

merlin Sun 26-May-13 20:45:45

I wouldn't expect to pay for it. A friend had one at her 50th party- all free and great fun!

MrsMelons Sun 26-May-13 20:45:58

The only guarantee is that it will be all cocks and arses. It seems to be compulsory at weddings for some reason.

I bought a beautiful hand made wedding guest book which most people took the time to write beautiful things in - some people chose to be quite disgusting with detailed drawings grin

Only thing is I completely forgot about this and at the time of the Royal Wedding the DCs were asked to take some wedding stuff in to show and tell - DS1 (5 at the time) took our guest book blush

Bearbehind Sun 26-May-13 20:46:38

If it had been free then I'm sure there would have been loads of photos and even some without penises and it would have been a great momento but people, quite rightly IMO, took exception to paying £2 for a photo they didn't really want.

WhereYouLeftIt Sun 26-May-13 20:46:59

YANBU and she is being a bridezilla.

At my wedding, I scattered disposable cameras around the tables, guests took whatever photos they pleased including a shot taken under the table of another guest in a kilt and we gathered up the cameras at the end of the night. All costs therefore borne by me/DH - purchase of cameras and developing the films. (Films - shows how old I am!)

If you want pictures, you pay for them.

GetOrfMoiLand Sun 26-May-13 20:48:06

I think the problem with wedding is that for the bride it is a really special day and one to commemorate (obviously) whereas to guests it is a pleasant party at best, and another dull wedding reception this summer/an obligation at worst. Most guests I think would not want to bother having an unflattering photo of themselves taken at an event they don't really care about.

It's like favours, some brides spend ages choosing and assembling these things, yet for most guests they are a waste of time and something else to carry, so they get left behind, and the bride gets annoyed.

Xmasbaby11 Sun 26-May-13 20:48:45

YANBU - would have been a lovely idea if it had been free.

MalcolmTuckersMum Sun 26-May-13 20:52:34

Photo booth pictures of people gurning and pulling stupid faces have always been the preserve of young teenagers. We've all done it. In later life we see the pictures and don't find them quite so funny. So the idea of a load of adults doing it - and paying for the privilege strikes me as deeply misguided and more than a little puerile. And this is the latest thing is it? Words fail me.

nooka Sun 26-May-13 20:53:30

Just seems a weird idea to me. The only people I know who think photo booths are fun and exciting are teenagers, and younger ones at that.

I don't really get all the 'extras' that weddings seem to involve now, I am obviously much too old and haven't been to a wedding for a while, but generally expect nice food, good music and a bar and that's it. All the rest seem to be more the sort of thing I might think about for a child's birthday party (favours/party bags etc). Seems odd when everyone is much poorer to have so many unnecessary and expensive extras.

Yonionekanobe Sun 26-May-13 20:56:13

Friends of ours had a free photo booth at their wedding. The photos are the most flattering of me I've ever had so I all in favour grin

Littleolivetree Sun 26-May-13 20:58:01

We went to the most amazing wedding where they had one in the evening. It really was fantastic. It got everyone having fun together. It really broke the ice between the guests. The professional photographs were classy however the photo booth images were hilarious. It's a really fantastic idea in my opinion, but it was free at the wedding we attended.

Bearbehind Sun 26-May-13 21:00:56

That seems to be the big difference. If it is free it is really funny and an icebreaker but if it is chargeable it is just a tight fisted money grabbing scheme that pisses peope off.

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