Photo booths have been around for a very long time, however recently there has been a massive surge of people hiring fun versions of the photo booth for their wedding. Due to this there has been an increase in photo booth companies springing up everywhere offering services.
Here are the 5 things on how to find the right photo booth service for your wedding:
- Fixed charges.
Here you need to be careful of extra charges at the end of the booth session or extra charges for things that you thought would be included in the price. Examples of this are where you would expect to receive all photos from the event to be provided on USB, however some companies charge extra for this.
The main thing to look out for is charges for time of using the booth. You need to make sure that the time quoted is for actual booth use time and not for setup or when the booth is sat idle. Some vendors will usually be flexible if you run over whereas other companies will be very strict. Either agree with the photo booth company that they will be flexible on time or make sure your event is running exactly on time (easier said than done hey)
- Types of Photo Booths.
Even though all companies market themselves as photo booth companies, some are not actual booths. Services come in a range of designs such at photo pods, open air photo booths as well as the traditional box booth design. Its not to say that one booth is better as they all have their pro/cons (ill explain in a future post), you just need to make sure that you ask for photos of the booth so that you are aware of what you are paying for and that the setup is suitable for your event. Some vendors also allow you the option of changing the look of the booth to suit your event theme, so look out for this option if this is what you are looking for.
- Photo Designs.
All reputable photo booth services will allow you the option of adding a template design to the photos that print out on the night. However due to the difference of printer and Photoshop design skills, some photos can look cheap and have bad quality imagery. Ask for sample photos to be sent over to you by email in order for you to check if the quality is up to scratch.
- Guaranteed up time.
Due to the nature of technology, things can un-expectantly go wrong. This means that a flash may stop working or there may be issues with the printer. Make sure you check if the vendor has backup equipment to ensure issues are resolved or agree to receive money back if this occurs.
- Additional digital copies.
Due to differing options provided by photo booth companies, you should ask what is offered regarding additional copies of prints. Most photo booth merchants will upload the night’s photos into an online web gallery. Ask if the photo booth provider will allow you and your guests to download photos from the event or if there is the option to receive additional copies on the night.
Overall hiring a photo booth for your wedding (or any other event) can be a great highlight for your guests. If you ensure you done your research and asked the right questions you should end up with a memorable occasion that you and your guests will have keepsakes for a very long time.
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