Wedding Photo Booths, Yay or Nay?

People say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and we agree. However, is renting a photo booth for your wedding really worth it? We think so! Let’s discuss wedding photo booths in detail, and then you can decide if it’s worth it to you. 

Everyone deserves to celebrate the love they share with a dream wedding followed by the most iconic memorable wedding reception. We work hard to help you create the memory of a lifetime through thoughtfully curated details down to the flowers on the table, tailored to iconic locations throughout Central Park. But what about the wedding reception? There are many ways to make it a fun and memorable event as well. 

Why should I have a wedding photo booth?

A wedding photo booth is a great way to capture memories from your special day. It’s fun and exciting for guests to take pictures with a variety of props and costumes. Photo booth pictures can also add a lot of value to your wedding album. There are many reasons why you should consider having a photo booth at your wedding. Here are some of them:  

  • It's easy to set up and operate. The rental company will set up the photo booth and teach you all that you need to know for it to be a wedding reception success. Some vendors will offer their time to assist during the wedding.

  • Your guests will definitely enjoy themselves. 

  • A photo booth allows your guests to share their joy and happiness with their loved ones.  

  • Everyone can put down their cell phones - You don't need to worry about the quality of cell phone photos coming out poorly because photo booths take good-quality pictures. 

  • It gives your guests a chance to make new friends.

  • A photo booth will help you create a unique wedding album. 

  • Photo booths are family-friendly and fun for everyone! 

  • They are a great addition to your wedding decor. 

  • The pictures are a wonderful keepsake for your guests. 

  • A photo booth will help make your wedding reception more memorable. 

What photo booth items are available for rent? 

There are many options available for you to choose from when you decide to rent a photo booth for your New York wedding reception. Below are some of the most popular items that you can use with the photo booth.

Photo Booth Props

This includes hats, glasses, mustaches, scarves, sunglasses, wigs, masks, etc.

Photo Booth Accessories

This includes camera stands, flashlights, LCD screens, etc. 

Photo Booth Backdrops

This includes large backdrops, small backdrops, black backgrounds, white backgrounds, green screens etc.  

What are some tips for having a photo booth at my wedding? 

Festive props like balloons, streamers, confetti and even candy make for fun photo booth props. Guests will love seeing how the decorations look when placed around the room, and they're sure to add a festive touch to your New York wedding reception.

If you want to include props that aren't quite so festive, consider using them to create a unique backdrop for photos. For example, if you're planning a beach theme, use seashells, sand, and water to create a natural background. Or, if you're going for a rustic feel, try using wood, hay bales, or other farm-inspired props. Another popular pick is the Paris theme. You may choose to stick to one theme or enjoy a variety of themes. Let your imagination take the lead. The photo booth will be a great way to continue celebrating your big day while adding a touch of excitement to the evening.

Can I rent a photo booth rental package? 

A photo booth rental package includes all the equipment needed to set up a successful wedding day photo booth, as well as a variety of props and accessories. Some packages come with everything you'll need, others have minimal items. Either way, it's important to know what you're getting before making a decision on whether or not you want to rent a photo booth on your big day.

How much does a photo booth cost in New York? 

Prices vary depending on the type of photo booth you select. If you're looking for something simple and affordable, a basic photo booth rental package might be just what you need. However, if you want to go all out, there are several different types of photo booths available that range in price from $500-$2,000+.

Are New York photo booth rentals safe? 

Yes, photo booth rentals are very safe and super fun! In fact, photos booths are a popular modern-day trend for events such as weddings. 

Do I have to pay extra for props?

It depends. Every photo booth vendor in New York has its own prices and packages. If the vendor doesn’t offer specific props, you can bring your own tailored to your theme. You can easily find props such as stick props, glasses, masks, hats, chalkboards, and 3D props at your local party store or on Amazon. In all honesty, photo booths are really a must-have for every New York wedding. 

About Happenings™ 

Based in Manhattan, Happenings™ founder Tom Noel would often take a walk through Central Park. In 2008, during one of his walks, he stopped to sit at one of his favorite iconic locations in the Park, the Bethesda Fountain. There, Mr. Noel noticed that the intrinsic beauty that surrounded him was not being fully harnessed. He also realized that not a single business provided the exclusiveness of an affordable and high-quality event planner. Determined to change this, Happenings™ was born. 

Happenings™ Ever After

Most people give up on their dreams of an iconic wedding ceremony because it feels too overwhelming to plan. Happenings™ is here to help you create the wedding of a lifetime through thoughtfully organized wedding planning tailored to iconic locations throughout Central Park so you can step into your moment with the one that you love.


Browse our venues and curated packages, find the one that speaks to you, and we’ll take care of the rest.  


We’ll connect you with your wedding team to start bringing your ceremony to life through expert guidance.


Exchange your vows, in front of those you care about most, and love every moment of it. 


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