You spend hours planning your wedding and reception details, but when you really stop and think about it, it's really all about what you want, right? Some couples have gone the extra mile and created a kid-friendly zone at their reception since it is a mostly-adult event.

Simple Add On With Big Impact

One of the best add-ons I can recommend is renting a photo booth. Yes, this photographer is encouraging the use of another photo business! These booths offer all kinds of fun with unique props, backdrops, and now they even offer video, boomerangs, HD video, slow-motion gifs and more! If you want to ensure your guests stay classy, go for the red carpet structure - after all, your guests are dressed their best too, so why not let them show off!

Photo booths provide entertainment at weddings that give your guests something to do if they are not into dancing, or they don't know many people at your wedding. It also gives your guests a "take-home" trinket that can have custom borders added by the company with your wedding date so your guests remember when that all happened.

I have witnessed many weddings where people initially scoffed at the idea, but by the end of the night, the line was longer for the photo booth than the bar! With all kinds of props ranging from crowns and hats, to paper mustaches and even horses heads, your wedding will be known as the place they had a blast.

It's Honestly Affordable

The cost of a photo booth rental varies from city to city, but many are economical, coming in around $125/hr, and you really only need to rent 2-3 hours at most. Talk to your vendor to make sure it's not available for use during the times you want your guests attention like cake cutting, first dances, and toasts, but after dinner, anything goes!

Here are a few we recommend you check out in the area for your Chicago wedding:

Shutter Booth –

BigHugs –

Shutterbox Photo Entertainment –