When I started planning my wedding, I discovered a new and very popular trend: photo booths. Seriously, these things are all the rage with weddings right now. It’s no longer enough to have an awesome photography team covering your wedding; no, many brides and grooms also want a photo booth, a place where their guests can take fun and often crazy pictures to commemorate their special day. And with awesome pictures like these, is it any wonder that photo booths are so popular these days?
Image via Real Photography
Image via Stak Photographer Duo
Image via Ben Godkin Photo
The photo booth is one of the things I am most excited about, though I’m still working out exactly how I’m going to bring this project to life. Although we could rent one, Mr. Parasol and I really don’t want to shell out for something we could make ourselves with a bed sheet and digital camera. I’ll definitely be blogging about that adventure very soon.
For now, though, I’ve forged ahead with making some of the most important photo-booth items: props! As you can tell from the above pictures, guests have a variety of fun things to goof around with, and I want our wedding to be no exception. So today, I started working on mustache props for our photo booth.
- Black card stock
- Wooden dowels
- Mustache templates (The ones I used can be found here and here.)
- Glue gun (not pictured)
First, I cut out the mustache templates.
Then I used the template to cut a mustache out of the card stock.
Here’s where it can get a little messy. It’s time to glue your mustache to the wooden dowel. I opted to use a glue gun because it’s quick and easy, and I have no complaints with the results.
Don’t forget to let the glue dry!
And there you have it! A whole slew of mustache props, ready for your guests to play with at your wedding!
I am beyond thrilled with how these turned out. They were incredibly easy to make, and I actually had a really great time working on them because I was so excited to see the end results. And I think they look pretty fun. I showed them to 16-year-old Brother Parasol, who prompted marching around with one of the mustaches and talking in a faux British accent, calling people names like “Wilber” and “Dudley” and asking if they wanted to smoke a pipe with him.
And I admit, I couldn’t resist fooling around with them a bit myself.
In my defense, I wanted to do a “test run” to make sure the mustaches will “work” for our guests on our wedding day. I’m confident that they will have just as much fun as I did goofing around with these awesome props. And I cannot wait to see the crazy photo-booth pictures we end up with!
Are you doing a photo booth or providing fun props for your wedding guests? What’s your favorite wedding prop?
- San Ramon, California
- Non-profit writer, editor, and blogger
- Wedding Date:
- September 2011
- Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)