Photo Booth Vs Selfie Mirror

Photo Booth Vs Selfie Mirror for your event…

So your special occasion is getting close and you are on the search for a Photo Booth or Selfie Mirror, something the guests will remember something that will make your event a memorable one. You have been on Pinterest, stocked any similar events on social media (yes we all know you have checked out the competition) but you want to make the right decision. You want to get it just right so that your guests leave telling everyone that you had the event of the year and that they can also take away a keepsake to remember the event!

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You love the idea of a photo booth or a selfie mirror but you just cannot decide on which one to go for and unfortunately doing a poll with your guests prior to the event will definitely ruin the surprise!

There is no doubt that both options give an experience to your guests and both options will give you a good quality print that both you and your guests can take home. There is not much difference in price so that is not really a deciding factor but you want to make the right decision, you want that something special that will get everyone talking, that will create a buzz at your event but you are torn between the two and don’t know which option to choose! Don’t worry, we have all the information you need to make an informed decision!

Let’s start with the photo booth… large in size it will fit approximately four to five people in it, you can choose from a number of backgrounds either in keeping with your theme or something a little more crazy transporting people around the world and you get a digital copy of all the pictures provided in addition here at Lumina we can also supply props to create an element of fun. The enclosed environment allows for perfect lighting and no interrupted pictures sound great right? While the pros sound great, let’s look at the cons…

Having a photo booth means you need to have the space in your venue for it, many venues have a table plan or a layout for a particular amount of guest this allows their staff to safely and freely move around the venue to cater for the needs of your guests so will having a photo booth mean you have to invite fewer guests (and what if you are already struggling in cutting down the guest list!) or another option is that it could be positioned outside of your function room perhaps in the foyer or reception area, if this is the case will people go out of the event to use it at all and if they do will it make your event look empty thus resulting in a lack of atmosphere? Also with its large size will it look like an eyesore amidst your beautiful vintage decor?

With the selfie mirror coming up top why not add some glitz, glamour and fun to your event and contact us to book now!


  • 3 hours of continuous Lumina Selfie Mirror action
  • New for 2018 – our new photo filter
  • An array of fun hats, wigs & props
  • A choice of 6 photo templates
  • Facebook upload of ALL of your photos
  • Travel is free within a 50-mile radius of Lumina
  • Choice of 7 photo backdrops
  • Unlimited photo prints for your guests
  • Friendly Lumina Selfie Mirror attendant
  • Choice of multi or single photos
  • Beauty filters and retro games

Space is not only to be considered when positioning the photo booth as with limited space within the booth action shots or those impromptu moments will be restricted and let’s face it having an Uncle John or an Aunt Mary photobomb you’re perfectly posed picture may just be the shot of the night!

Choosing a backdrop may seem like great fun but is it really reflecting the mood and atmosphere of your event if all your photos are set in Vegas? Looking at the setup for the photo booth and thinking of your guests, will it suit them? If there are children at your event will an adult have to go in to raise them up to the level of the camera? Does this then give you a completely different photo that you would have received if the children had gone in alone and expressed their own little personalities without an adult present… of course, it would we all know our little bundles of joy are unpredictable, its why we love them! Another con to consider is accessibility, are there any wheelchair users at your event will this eliminate them from the fun? The last thing you want to do is only cater for a small number of guests you want all elements of your event to be available to everyone!

Looking at the selfie mirror the pros are automatically visible having read the cons of the photo booth. Size and Shape is much smaller helping it to blend into your event much easier, the traditional frame with the beautiful led lighting makes it adaptable to almost any décor thus keep in line with your theme (a big plus when you have spent months on Pinterest, google and social media to get your theme just right!) You also still get your choice of backdrop and can keep it in line with your theme, but the big pro is that it is accessible to everyone, whether you are an adult, a child or in a wheelchair, no matter what your size or shape the selfie mirror is for everyone. Whether it be a group of friends, cousins or a family shot or perhaps you want your own moment of fame in your perfectly chosen outfit for the event whatever the reason, step right up as the selfie mirror caters for all!

Interaction is a big pro with the selfie mirror, the photo booth will simply countdown and take your picture, however, the mirror encourages you to show your personality, to pose, to laugh, to enjoy yourself and your guests can even sign their pictures giving an all-around personal experience! Have you ever wanted to be in a real-life fairy tale? “Mirror Mirror on the wall”… but remember the mirror never lies!

With our trained selfie mirror attendant, you have no need to manage this part of your event we will help your guests get all the enjoyment they need, guiding them through the process and encouraging them to take part, we will also supply props for the occasion to create some fun shots. The booth is fun but the mirror is a whole new game and steps up the competition!

There are very few cons to the selfie mirror, one would be that unlike the photo booth guests are not hidden away, their posing, pouting and antics are visible to everyone that chooses to observe at the event, however this could also be a procreating a fun experiencing encouraging everyone to take part no-one wants to be left out of the action and is visible to all you may just have a completely new form of entertainment with each guest that uses it!.. (We have seen it all!)

Overall if it is a controlled environment with perfect light every time (And no opportunity for photobombing) then the photo booth is for you, guests will still be able to use props, enter the booth in small groups or individually and the background can be chosen by the event host, however make sure you have the room for it in your venue and that it will suit all of your guests!

If it is size, accessibility and fun that you want then the stylish sleek selfie mirror is for you! Again your guests get unlimited prints, and as the host you can choose the background, however, this will cater for more people per snap than the booth, interaction with the mirror also creates that fun cheeky element and guests can have a perfectly posed picture, however, they are also encouraged to be more daring and pose and show their personality. They are complemented by the mirror also! The mirror works for everyone regardless of age, shape or size and with our attendant there to help everyone operating the mirror need not be an issue!

Photo booths have been around for a long time however it’s time for something new, something a little more interactive, something that looks different and something to create new memories that both you and your guests can cherish forever!

Below we have summarised some of the key features of Photo Booth Vs Selfie Mirror

Photo Booth Vs Selfie Mirror
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