We are currently living in a time where everybody with a smartphone has become a photojournalist. Don’t get me wrong…I love it. I mean, who wants to update their status with WORDS anymore? But seriously, people love photos- taking them, sharing them, staring at themselves in them…and there is no exception at weddings. Your wedding day is probably the most photographed day of your life already, but thanks to some pretty cool wedding technology things are getting cray.
It started with the photobooth…well it actually started with disposable cameras on the tables but we won’t even go there. I still love photobooths at weddings- they are ALWAYS a hit. Serving as entertainment, favor and guest book all in one, a photobooth is a great addition to any wedding. Check out here, here and here for some affordable and awesome photobooths in SoCal.
Next up is the Flip Book…you know like those old school little books that have a bunch of pages of pictures, and when you flip through them, it looks like a video? Ya- a flip book! Cool right? Check out A Little Scene. According to their site you can even add a message: “Our technology allows you to display personalized scrolling message for your event guests. As they flip through their books the message you have chosen will scroll across the bottom like a CNN news headline. It is a great way to thank your guests for being a part of your special event and make your event even more memorable.” I have yet to see one of these in person- any tips from folks out there?
If photos aren’t enough, there is always video! A great alternative to a videographer if you are looking for a more documentary style and don’t mind people’s drunk, shaky shots. Companies like Wedding Mix provide an app guests can download for free and/or give you HD flip cameras to pass out a la the disposable camera trend. You get all the raw footage and Wedding Mix edits it all together with music and everything.
Capsule lets you gather every photo taken at your wedding into one online, shareable album. There is a photo sharing app your guests can download, a special hashtag so people can post to Instagram and it grabs those, links to all the social media sites and it allows people to download and print straight from the app. You can start your Capsule album early so it includes all your pre-wedding festivities too. The site says, “Your Capsule is the perfect place for you and your guests to share and comment before your wedding – invite friends and family to upload pictures from your past, share your engagement photos, and get people excited. You can also start additional capsules for engagement parties, bridal showers, and bachelor/bachelorette parties!”
Have you seen any other photobooth alternatives out there? Anything that worked well?