Photo booths have become very popular for weddings among other events. You’ll have much fun finding photo booths in a minute, and you’ll be confused the next because there are dozens, if not hundreds, of options in some markets. Getting an impartial account of what sets these companies offer can be a daunting task. Over the years, I have worked in IT, sales, and the wedding industry, running a photo booth business. It is an evolving industry with niches and talents like everyone else. Ask yourself these questions when choosing photo booth rentals:
Is the photo booth rentals provider incorporated?
This should be obvious, but unfortunately, these companies are like entrepreneurs in the world of marriage. Contacting one stand can lead to a legitimate list, while another can only accept cash. Incomplete? You play! Make sure the business is registered by searching for it in your state’s registry before making the reservation. It only takes a few minutes and can save you hours of stress when dealing with a legitimate business.
Do they have a website?
Again, one would think that this would no longer be a problem these days. Many photo booths are run by people who are trying to make some extra money on the side. These lighters tend to treat their businesses with less professionalism than do traditional operators. A quick Google search provides valuable information on reviews, links, articles, blogs, and other useful business information when choosing a business.
Do they use professional equipment?
Webcam? Politely reject. Refuse the service. Run from PVC pipe containing shower curtain? Look for an excellent cabin that can support its weight and looks professional. Good cabins use DSLR with have photographic backlighting and sometimes flash diffusers.
Are the prices accessible online?
Currently photo booth rentals make an offer for the service to avoid publishing the prices online. It is advisable to find a supplier who publishes prices transparently online to guarantee you the best possible offer. Many suppliers adapt prices to the season, to demand, or to fees. Don’t be fooled if you pay too much for a photo booth because of “special seasonal prices.”
Do they exhibit their work?
Check out the photos in full resolution and see if you like them. If they are of good quality, you will get a good product if you use a professional printer. Many photobooths offer guest books with photo bands to assemble at the reception. These are priceless memories that combine to create an unforgettable effect of the day. You want it to be well presented and combined in a book that you can show your family and friends. Ask for examples of custom footers. Ask for examples of accessories. Ask to see everything.
Another thing to consider is who is serving your area. You can search online and find tons of companies. However, you must ensure that they provide their services to your city before proceeding. Otherwise, you are wasting your time. Most companies have this information on their website, or perhaps in the description of their Google Places list or other online business directories.
Also, consider the type of photo booth rental packages offered by the company and whether one of these packages is suitable for your event. Sometimes photo booths only offer small or very large packages. You should consider the number of people you will have at your party and see if you can find a rental package that suits this number of guests. For example, if you have 100 guests at your party, you want to find a rental package that offers enough photos and fun for all those guests.
One of the most important things to consider before hiring a photo booth business is your online assessment. It is very helpful to see what others have to say about a company before you decide to hire one. Online reviews can be very helpful, and you can even read a review from someone who has had the same type of event that you have, and that will give you a great idea. If a company does not have comments, that does not mean that it is not good. However, look for the comments so that you can at least hear someone’s opinion and experience. It will help you a lot.
In short, it is recommended to book with a legally registered business for booth rentals that promote a functional website publicly, use professional quality devices, and makes prices transparent and available, and to present your work. With these features, you get a good photo booth for your wedding. It’s up to you to determine your budget and your scope of work. Share them with your photo booth business and don’t be afraid to ask questions if you have any.