4 Reasons to Rent a Photo Booth for Your Wedding Reception
Renting a photo booth not only provide great entertainment for everyone, they also provide your party favors! Guests leave your event with a very personal party favor they will cherish, a photo of themselves! This is one favor that will not end up in the trash. Planning a wedding or other special event takes a lot of time and effort. When you are shopping for your photo booth rental here are the most common options you will see offered.
Decide which ones are the important for you to have and look for a company that provides them.
So why, with an average cost of around $800, is it smart to add a photo booth to your budget?
- First, for the money, absolutely nothing adds as much excitement to your reception. Not even $800+ of alcohol! Break the ice with your attendees and give people something to talk about. Family members that haven’t seen each other for a long time will be eager to take photos of themselves together…who knows when their next meeting will be?
- Second, you’re capturing permanent memories. Not just posed photos, but really spontaneous pictures of your and family acting goofy with odd props. You can take these photos and add them to scrapbook or take digital copies and upload them online.
- Third, the booth is an opportunity to create contests. Maybe have the DJ stage a “funniest photo” contest. You can create trading games at tables with the photo strips as game pieces.
- Finally, your guests will have the ultimate souvenir to take home from your wedding. How many party favors do you actually post on in your kitchen? That’s a really valued party favor!
Photography booth rental
So add fun, memories, games, and a great party favor to your reception by renting a photo booth from a professional rental company. They will set up the booth, attend to the booth during the party, and pack the booth when the party is finished.
If you have not had the opportunity to see a photo booth rental in person, here’s what to expect. You will see some arrangement of a photo booth tower and whatever enclosure the company you use offers. Your guests choose whatever fun props they want to use, enter the booth, and begin their photo session. The camera takes a series of 3 or 4 poses usually with a countdown warning displayed. The photo strips print out very quickly, and provide a lasting memento for your guests.
Some companies charge extra for the options listed above, but not all. Do your research, shop around and clarify any ambiguous statements on their website. Be aware that “Unlimited Photos” does not usually mean that every person in the picture gets a printed copy, it usually means that guests can go into the booth an unlimited number of times, but with only 2 strips printing out for each session. Unlimited prints is different and not commonly offered. Know what you are getting so you are not disappointed. You can usually ask for unlimited prints but most places will charge extra adding to the cost of the photography booth rental.