If you’re thinking of ways to offer some evening entertainment for your wedding guests, hiring the services of a photobooth is a very popular option and always a lot of fun.
I can remember seeing one for the first time at a wedding. I was absolutely amazed at the thing and it was so popular that there was a line of guests waiting patiently their turn. When it came my turn to get married I ensured that we also hired a photo booth. In fact, some of my favorite photos from the day was from my photo booth. One of my grandmother wearing a red cowboy hat, who was not aware of the significance of was a photo booth is! And the one of my new wife and my kids all making faces! Far more us than the usual smiling at the camera photos!
Many years later there are a variety of variations of the humble photo booth. The Magic mirror or selfie pods. They are even available in camper vans and taxi’s! It’s fair to say photo booths are just as popular now as they have ever been. There are also many photo booth companies either. It’s a highly competitive marketplace and from experiences, certain vendors are amazing. Others appear to be an flop. It’s therefore important to choose the best supplier. But how can you be sure? In this article I’ve wanted to ask one of the best recognized Photo booth companies across the country to give us their expertise about what to think about before you hire a photo booth for your wedding! Here are the top five things to ask before booking the photo booth!
1. ARE THEY A WELL-ESTABLISHED COMPANY? Do they HAVE good REVIEWS?
Do your homework and make sure that the company has some events under their belts and read their reviews. It should be possible to quickly find reviews of a company via a quick search on Google. Don’t be afraid of asking your company for assistance or recommendations on companies they have worked with before. As a general rule it is a good company to present on social media or on the internet is typically the most desirable company to work with. Never rush your decision and make sure to compare at minimum two firms to make sure you are getting the most value for your requirements.
2. WHAT BOOTHS DO THEY OFFER?
There are a myriad of booths available to hire, and they all differ in terms of quality. Don’t be fooled into thinking into thinking that it’s a photo booth is a photo booth. Certain booths have lower-quality cameras and some use fewer quality printers , therefore be cautious. There are booths that come with cool additional features like 360 spinners as well as animation GIF and video recording as well as flipbook printing.
3. WHAT IS INCLUDE IN THE PACKAGE?
Many companies offer a total price for a certain number of hours but be certain to confirm that there are no hidden costs such as the cost of printing or travel expenses. Most companies will offer the minimum amount of time for their package and price. It is typically $500-800 for 3 or 4 hours. This should include everything you need such as props, prints, and a guest book. Also ensure that any costs for travel are included or reasonable.
4. ARE THEY RESPONSIVE?
Did the company reply to your emails, calls or enquiry in good time? You need to be able to trust a company and a reliable company will be sure that they will respond to customers as fast as they can. Do not be afraid to ask questions if you’re not sure of particular details.
5. Have you seen any examples of their work?
Visit their social media and website for images, a company is expected to be proud to display off their work and an photo booth company should be the same. You can even ask for an example of the prints to be posted to you. You can also request copies of the digital file. Make sure you’re satisfied.