Published: Nov 19, 2019

Wedding Reception Upgrades That Are Worth Your Budget

When it comes to your wedding reception budget there are some high-cost items you need to consider like your reception venue, photographer, florist, Dj, and caterer. After those main vendors are taken care of, it’s time to consider the wedding details that will add a special touch to your special day. 

Some of these smaller details include your wedding favors, personalized wedding decor, menus, ceremony programs, and our favorite a photo booth!

Why Get a Photo Booth For Your Wedding

A photo booth is one of the best ways to impress your guests and leave a lasting impression. Not only is this a fun addition for your guests, but it’s an opportunity for guests to mingle and create some fun memories. The photo booth pictures can double as a favor for your guests which will help save you some money, and you’ll also get a copy of the photos to create your own memory book. 

Some people may feel like their photos from their wedding photographer will be enough, but consider this. Even though your professional photographer will produce tons of stunning portraits and candid shots, the photos you get from a photo booth will get you tons of funny and natural candids showing off the personalities of your friends and family. Throw in some great props and you’ll really see people shine. 

wedding photo booth

Types of Photo Booths We Offer

At Gemini DJs, we offer a variety of photo booths including: 

Arcade Style Photo Booth

This is the most popular type of photo booth. It is an actual arcade style booth that will print guest pictures on a strip consisting of four photos or three photos and a monogram with your name and date on it. 

mirror photobooth at a wedding

Mirror Me Photo Booth

This type of photo booth has the same concept as a traditional photo booth but instead is a giant mirror.

Open Air Photo Booth

The style photo booth which allows more guests to fit inside. These booths allow for unlimited photos as well as three pictures and a monogram or four pictures on the strip.

Step & Repeat Backdrops

Step & Repeat backdrops are one of the latest event trends. This type of photo booth set up allows guests to walk the red carpet in front of custom 8×10’ backdrops with the guest of honors’ logo printed on it.

Green Screen Photography

Another great type of photo booth is green screen photography which allows you to superimpose your guests into any scene. Choose up to four different backgrounds for your guests to choose from!

The Best Props For a Photo Booth

While your photo booth will come with a variety of photo booth props, this is a great opportunity to add some personal touches to your wedding with some custom props. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

photo booth at wedding

Funny Props

Oversized sunglasses, feather boas, Viking hats, tiaras, mustaches there are so many options to choose from! Your guests will have a blast combining different accessories to create crazy costumes to wear during their photos. For even more options on a budget, you can visit stores after Halloween and take advantage of some great post-holiday sales.

Life-size Figures

Get life-size cut-outs of the bride and groom is not only a personal touch but allows your guests to pose with you even if you’re out on the dance floor! This is a fun wedding reception prop that all of your guests will enjoy. If you want to get even more creative you can get a cut-out of a beloved pet, celebrities, or favorite movie characters for even more photo booth fun!

Personalized Props 

Creating some customized props that represent you both as a couple is a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding day. You can create signs with your names and wedding date on them, purchase props that correspond to your wedding theme, or buy items that show-off a favorite hobby or fandom. For example, if you’re both superhero or comic buffs get some Avengers themed items like a Spider-Man mask, Thor’s hammer or Captain America’s shield. 

Other Wedding Upgrades We Love

If you are looking for other possible upgrades to add to your wedding reception, here are some of our favorite upgrades. Don’t forget to check out all of the amazing upgrades we offer at Gemini DJs. 


Custom lighting is a great way to enhance the look of your reception venue, add mood lighting, or add amazing special effects. We offer over 300 colors to choose from to make your room match perfectly with your wedding theme. Our state of the art moving lights can set the mood in the room using the lights as ceiling washes, adding spotlights for first dances, and of course, they add various colors and patterns of dance effects!

Lounge Area

Give your guests a place to relax mingle during your reception or during dance breaks by adding a lounge area to your reception. It’s the perfect way to involve everyone in the party even when they’re resting. Lounge furniture setups can completely transform a space into an upscale VIP atmosphere your guests will love. We offer white lounge furniture rentals like couches, chairs, glow tables, and beach cabanas. You can even choose to furnish the entire event space with lounge furniture rather than with traditional seating provided by your venue.

Live Musicians

Our amazingly talented musicians can stand alone without a DJ or can be added into addition to a DJ to enhance your event. We also offer options for live musicians like a classical string quartet, jazz trio, a singer for dinner hour, or even a percussion player to enhance the DJ’s show. 

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