It’s no secret that having a photo booth at your party takes the fun factor up to 11. How often,in our daily lives, do we get to play dress up? Nowhere near enough! There is something magical about putting on a wig, headdress, or foam finger that just lets us escape ourselves and have a ball.
A wedding photo booth, in particular, is one of the best ways to guarantee that your wedding pictures capture not only the beauty of the day, but the energy of it too. Props are integral to the party photo booth experience, and choosing which photo booth props to use can be almost as much fun as getting your picture taken. HOW TO CHOOSE, though?
That’s a tough question. The Dudes are always happy to compile an assortment of crowd-pleasing props, but if you’re interested in making specific recommendations we are thrilled to customize our photo booth props to suit your event. To get the ball rolling, here are some of our favorites:
#1 Animal heads
Who doesn’t dream of being an animal? Whether you want to inhabit the Planet of the Apes, channel the courage of a lion, or embrace your inner swine (Come on, you know you want a second piece of wedding cake.), animal heads are the way to do it. The Dudes have a ton of ‘em, and they make some of the most fun photo booth props around.
Everyone loves a royal wedding. But not everyone gets to attend a royal wedding—that is, of course, unless they hire the Dudes to set up a party booth at their otherwise plebian affair. We come prepared with everything from tiaras to velvety crowns to pharaoh headdresses, making sure you and your guests get the chance to look the part of royalty. The results never disappoint. There’s just something about wearing a crown that gives people a touch of swagger that make the resulting photos look totally badass.
Bonus points: Combine a crown or headdress with an animal head to make an important political statement about wealth, power, and the transient nature of all things. Or just because it looks silly.
Silly glasses of all shapes and sizes are a natural go-to for unleashing the freak within. There’s something about glasses that can transform an otherwise normal human—take, for example Superman, into someone totally crazy, like Clark Kent. Wait, we might have gotten that backwards. Who cares, though? The point is that glasses are a fun and simple way to add character to a photo booth photo. The Dudes have a ton of different styles, too. Whether you want to nerd out, hippify yourself, or look as cool as Kanye West at the #kardashianwedding, we’ve got the frames to make it happen.
Love is a good thing. Fun is a good thing too. But what if you find yourself at a wedding or a party and something makes you JUST SO ANGRY?! In that case, you should probably calm down and get yourself together—this is a party, tough guy. Pretending to be angry for the sake of a hilarious photo booth photo, though? That is another story, and we highly recommend it.
The Dudes have a ton of seemingly violent props that paradoxically tend to bring people together to create some of the best photo booth photos ever. Using weapons as props often compels people to get creative and make little miniature scenes and stories that are really cool to look back on later on. So ask us about our stock of guns, boxing gloves, swords, and other (fake!) weapons—they’re some of the most creativity-inducing props out there.
#5 Your organization’s paraphernalia
The thing about the Dudes is that we want you to be happy. While we have a ton of children clients and we love them all equally, you’re our favorite. For this reason, we want you to know that we are more than happy to customize our props to fit your event. We’ve done everything from university-themed props to foam fingers that designate bride vs. groom. If you have an idea for a photo booth prop you want to see, talk to us about it. We’re here for you!
The most important thing to keep in mind is fun. Having a party photo booth is a fun thing. Props make it more fun. Yay, props! Yay, fun!