The props, the photo bombs and just the sheer entertainment, there are plenty of reasons why photo booths have become a very popular item to include on your wedding day. Photo booths can be a great way for your guests to mingle, have some fun and make lasting memories from your wedding day. But, not all photo booths are alike. You'll want to consider these five things if you are booking a photo booth for your wedding.
1. You Get What You Pay For
The price of a photo booth can vary from a few hundred to over a thousand dollars. But, choosing the cheapest one will also result in the cheapest pictures. If you are hiring a company that uses a simple set up with a drape and rod then chances are they using a low-quality printer and camera.
2. Know About Extra Charges
Most booths can be rented for 3-4 hours, most weddings tend to run longer or go over the expected time, which means you can get hit with a larger fee than anticipated. Know exactly what the charges are if your wedding ends up running over the expected time frame.
3. Consider A Guest Book
There are many photo booth companies that will create a guestbook for your guests to add their photo booth pictures to and sign, on site! This can be a great memento for you to remember your day by and for each of your guests to make the addition to your guest book more personal. Ask if this is a service that is offered and if an attendant will remain on site to assist with the making of the guest book.
4. Video Messages
Some photo booths allow your guests to leave a short personal video message for the bride and groom. Most of the time the videos are short, around 30 seconds, but this can be another fun way for your guests to say congratulations.
5. Book Ahead
Photo booths have become increasingly popular so you'll want to make sure you book yours way ahead of your wedding date. If you are planning your wedding during the busy season in your area you'll want to book at least 6 months in advance.