Hiring a company to run a photo booth is awesome.....we went to a wedding that had it once
You get the cool little printed out strip of photos that remind you of your tween mall rat days and makes you crave Cinnabons....but it was WAAAAAAY out of our budget
I mean Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
I mean, I guess we could have...if we didn't want an officiant (who needs it to be legal anyway?)....or say..maybe music?....or me in a pretty ivory dresss (I curse way too much to wear white)
But call me crazy...those things are kinda important to me
But I still wanted people to get silly and take some pictures..so I decided to just make props and let our photographer take over...along with our guests using their own cameras
Here are some of the items I made
Well actually I made like half of them....my sister made the mustaches and pipe out of stiffened felt and the glasses are felt and glitter foam just glued to sticks
I painted the mask (it was in the Halloween section) to look like our kitty Mo
(You can read all about how we represented Mo in our wedding here)
And made the ties out of foam and glued them to alligator clips so people could easily clip them on and off
I bought this little chalk board at Hobby Lobby
And painted over it in brown chalkboard paint. This was before I found out on Pinterest that you can make your own....so I paid out the booty for a jar of brown chalkboard paint....LAME!
And I painted the border pink
Then I threw in a bunch of store bought stuff....as closely sticky to our wedding colors as possible
*Big pink sunglasses
*Pink and brown cowboy hats
*Pink foam glitter crown
*Sombrero.....a nod to The Boys Mexican heritage....arriba arriba!
*Chefs hat...since we met in Culinary school
And I put them all in this basket with a little sign on it
We had tons of fun with them!
Can you tell by the horrified look on my face that she'll be waiting a while on that one?
And this one here really chaps my lips.....
Nobody forced them to write this...this was a self proclamation to the world....and I'm still waiting,
Hurry. Up. Brian.
I would like to plan another wedding please
Oh...and I'm totally down with making you an OFFICIAL member of our crazy ass clan...we give out jackets! Just a little bonus that might entice you ;)
It was fun!
And didn't cost us a gazillion dollars....and people still got to eat.....and drink.....and our marriage was legal