Creating your own Photobooth!

Photo stations have become part of the wedding reception culture. Without a doubt when you attend a wedding these days, there will be a photo booth or photo station! They are interactive, fun and a great way for guests to meet one another.

If a professional photo booth is not in your budget, don’t worry! There are many cost effective ways to create your own photo station without breaking the bank. The first step is to scope out your venue and decide on the best location. The ideal spot is somewhere with a solid wall or a place to hang a backdrop. If you choose to use a backdrop you can purchase a solid or designed sheet, curtain or tapestry. You can even make your own by ripping different solid colored sheets into strips and hanging them. Use a bamboo curtain for a tropical themed wedding or make a sparkly curtain with little round mirrors glued to string. Not too crafty? Choose a shower curtain with a map on it and have guests color in where they’re from with markers!

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Nine DIY Invitation Tips and Tricks from Pros

When your friends and family open their mailbox and see their names written beautifully in a font you lovingly picked out, this is the first gust of wedding excitement for your upcoming big day. Invitations are a special introduction to you and your fiance joining together. One way to really personalize the invitation is to create your own.

We have had the honor of working with lots of DIY savvy brides who created some unique customized invitations. There are some important factors to keep in mind and At Your Side is here to share them. One bride advises, “Remember there are two envelopes! I made the mistake of printing on the interior envelope and should have looked through all the print items before enthusiastically pressing ‘print!’”

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