I have always thought the photo booth idea is adorable for a casual reception, but there was no way we could justify spending that much after the wedding. God bless the creative DIYers that have come before me! I did a search for DIY photo booths on here and didn't see anything, so I thought I'd share this:
The Offbeat Bride has a great tutorial on how to set this up and I found two other articles that give instructions on how to create a "booth" with PVC pipe and fabric. And I cannot believe it - my FI is totally excited! He looked at the plans and got ideas for his own little tweaks and can't wait to build it!
This etsy seller has a customizable PDF for 9.95 that are templates specifically for Photo booths:
The photo booth software is $60, but all-in-all it's affordable and so much cheaper then hiring one!
Hope you enjoy!!