With the rise of selfies (you won’t believe how many selfies an average millennial takes each week) and selfies sticks, photo booth backdrops have become a necessary feature of every party. To get the best silly pictures out of your friends and family, you need to have a great backdrop and super fun props. Weddings are no time to skimp on an amazing photo booth, so today we have three EASY back drops for you that won’t break the bank or take too much time to prepare since we know you’ve got a lot of other wedding planning to do.
For the Typography Chick
Materials + Tools:
– cardboard letters of your favorite phrase
– spray paint
– hot glue gun
– fishing line
Use hot glue to attach your letters. Some letters may be tricky and will need an extra piece of cardboard for support.
Grab your favorite color spray paint and spray away! Remember not to hold the can too close or your paint won’t be even. Add multiple coats until the color is solid.
Let’s hop on in there!
Create fun props out of paper like lips and mustaches to get your guests acting real silly. And BTW, we got this sequin backdrop off of Amazon!
When in doubt, strike your best pose. (One that Beyoncé would be proud of.)
For the Boho Babe
– tapestry (we ordered this one from Amazon)
– jersey fabric
– honeycomb paper dome
– paper flowers
Cut your jersey fabric into strips that measure about 20 inches.
Loop them in a colored pattern onto a piece of twine or rope to create a tassel garland.
Hang your tapestry and decorate the edges with your garland, honeycombs and paper flowers.
Grab some old frames from a garage sale or thrift store to use as photo booth props. Spray paint them fun colors to match the color palette of your wedding.
For the Budget Bride
– 5 yards of tulle in 4 colors
Cut your tulle into strips that are about 12 inches wide and five feet long. You will end up with around four strips of each color.
Tie the strips together to make one long piece of tulle. Wrap your long piece of tulle around the length of the cardboard. Wrap and tie the tulle in the center, then cut the edges to revel your pom-pom.
Create smaller pom-poms by wrapping the tulle around the shorter section of the cardboard. We used two strands of tulle to make the smaller ones.
There are two great things about tulle. One, it’s very cheap! One yard of tulle costs about 99 cents. And two, it is light and easily packed. You can squish all your pom-poms together in a box and when you open up the lid they will pop back to life like nothing ever happened.
Use a cutting board or scissors to create triangle bunting to adorn your tulle pom-poms for a photo booth backdrop.
We used fishing line and tape to help tack these pieces to a wall of ivory. Since the tulle and paper bunting are so light, they had no problem staying in place.
Pro Tip: The Best Day Ever cardboard sign also works great as a photo booth prop!
Love those fancy lips on the boys!
Add some tunes to your photo booth and you’ll get some amazing dancing shots ;)
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Brittany Griffin
Models: Cortney Clift, Zane Riley, Sean Griffis, Angela Velez, Marisa Kumtong, Paige Sager
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