Photo booths have essentially become a wedding-reception staple but we’re loving this updated take on the idea: the selfie station. Basically a photo booth without walls, selfie stations are a simpler way for guests to take photos of themselves and share them with the newlyweds.
You could stock your selfie station with instant cameras (like the popular Fuji Instax) and extra packages of film, alongside a clothesline so guests can display their snapshots. Or, you could set up an iPad that’s loaded with a photo-sharing app that will allow guest to snap photos and share them in an online wedding album. Whatever you decide, a selfie station is a more streamlined version of the photo booth, which means it will take up less space at the reception.
Wondering how to work the selfie station into your own celebration? These seven examples are all creative takes on this fun photo trend.
DIY Selfie Station
This couple hosted their reception in the backyard of their home in Maui, which was transformed into a party complete with a glowing tent, string lights, flowers, and all sorts of DIY details, including this selfie station. Guests were encouraged to snap instant-camera photos and clip them to a display; baskets contained packages of extra film for nonstop photo action.
Bathroom Mirror Decals
This couple placed clever decals on bathroom mirrors that complimented guests and encouraged bathroom selfies as they primped before returning to the reception.
Selfie Guest Book
During cocktail hour, guests were encouraged to take a selfie and then affix the instant-camera photo to a blank guestbook using washi tape and pen a note to the newlyweds.
At cocktail hour, tables featured selfie sticks and cute wooden signs displaying the couple’s wedding hashtag, so guests could easily share images throughout the event.