20 Wedding Photo Booth Prop Ideas to Make Your Memories Pop

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Jenna Clark
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  • Jenna is a freelance writer for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in wedding traditions and planning.
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Updated Feb 01, 2024
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Once you've solidified your photo booth rental for your big day, it's time to start thinking about those wedding photo booth prop ideas you want to bring to life. Whether or not you want to rent a photo booth or simply create an area of your design and have a photographer or camera station set up is your choice–either way, a wedding photo booth will bring you and your guests some extra fun and some tangible memories to take home with them after. If you don't know where to start when it comes to wedding photo props, you've landed on the right page. We've compiled a list of ideas and props that you can add to your cart ASAP to get your photo booth process started.

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Do You Need Props for a Wedding Photo Booth?

You don't need props for a wedding photo booth, but they can make the photo-taking experience all the more fun and engaging for you and your guests. Since some people may feel awkward when posing for photos, wedding photo booth props, especially those funny wedding photo booth props can help break the ice. If you don't have lots of extra room in your wedding budget for those costly wedding booth photo props and intricate backdrops, there's no need to worry as there are many affordable options available that can do an equally good job without breaking the bank.

What to Use for Photo Booth Props

The great thing about wedding photo props is that you can get creative with what is used. Since there are many items that can be used as wedding photo props, we've listed out some of the most popular and unique.

  • Hats
  • Beaded necklaces
  • Wigs
  • Stick signs
  • Cardboard cutouts
  • Masks

Wedding Photo Booth Prop Ideas

Whether you're looking for simple photo booth props or those that are more involved, we have wedding photo booth prop ideas for you. Read on for some of our favorites.

Wave Some Magic Wands

Put On Valentine's Day-Themed Sunglasses

Wear Some Vibrant Wigs

Hold Childhood Photo Cutouts

Throw Colorful Confetti

Carry Larger-Than-Life Cat Cutouts

Dress Yourselves Up With Glimmering New Year's Eve Beads, Hats and Noisemakers

Add a Chic Velvet Couch

Use a Selfie Stick

Get a Personalized Interactive Cutout

Incorporate Galactic "Star Wars"-Themed Pieces

Hang a White Frame

Personalized frame for your wedding photo booth
Photography: Impact Images

Ornament Your Face With Masquerade Masks

Hold Up Some Kisses and Mustaches

Hold Themed Domo Plush Toys

Carry "X" and "O" Letters

Show Off Your Wedding Hashtag

wedding hashtag photo booth prop ideas
Photography: Alison Kundratic Photography

Wear Fun Hats

Hats and beaded necklaces for your wedding photo booth
Photography: Sarah & Paul Photography

Get Playful With Some Purple Wedding Photo Booth Props

Sit on Vintage Wooden Chairs

Wedding Photo Booth Props: Editor's Favorites

If you're looking for where to buy wedding photo booth props (hopefully some of the ones we mentioned above), we've compiled a list of some of our favorites you can purchase ahead of your special day.

Colorful Ombre Wig

colorful ombre wigs for your wedding photo booth
Photography: Amazon

If you want to give your guests the option to change up their hairstyle for their photos, these colorful ombre wigs can make wonderful wedding party photo booth props. We'd recommend buying a couple of different colors so your guests have choices and can quickly swap with each other when desired.

Plywood Custom Hashtag Wedding Photo Booth Sign

Personalized wooden hashtag sign from BeeAndBunnyDesigns on Etsy
Photography: BeeAndBunnyDesigns

Once you create your wedding hashtag, you can order a custom hashtag sign like this one made from plywood that you and your guests can hold while at the photo booth. If you're not a fan of the natural wood finish, you can opt for one of the other five options (white, black, gold, rose gold or silver) to coat your personalized piece.

Light Up Sabers (4-Pack)

light up glowing saber swords for the best wedding photo booth props
Photography: Amazon

These Light Up Sabers will help any of your guests who may be Star Wars fans let loose during their time in the photo booth. Whether they choose red, green, purple or blue, these pieces reminiscent of the popular galactic franchise will add a pop of light (and some vibrant colors) to your wedding photos.

Black, Gold and Silver Beaded Necklaces

Beaded mardis gras necklaces for your wedding photo booth props
Photography: Amazon

Even if you're not hosting a wedding on New Year's Eve, these black, gold and silver beaded necklaces can serve as great wedding photo booth props. And, since the pack comes with 105 pieces, you can recommend that your guests continue to wear them for the duration of your reception or keep them as a memento of your celebration.

Ilios Lighting Beauty Ring Light

Ilios Lighting Beauty Ring Light for the best wedding photo booth prop
Photography: Bloomingdale's

Although it's a more functional as opposed to a fun wedding photo booth prop, your guests will appreciate how this ring light illuminates their photos (and selfies).

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