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by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 31, 2011

Fujifilm InstaxInstead of shelling out close to $1,000 to rent a photo booth, set up your own for a fraction of the cost. Ask your venue to set up a black backdrop with a few chairs and arm an intern or staffer with an instant camera (try the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7, which produces credit card-sized prints in seconds; cost, about $60 at amazon.com). Since you control the space, you can make the area much bigger than a typical photo booth to accommodate any number of people who want to be in the shot. With the money left over, buy an assortment of fun props, costumes or backdrops to add to the fun.