If you are planning an event, party or corporate function you may be considering hiring a photo booth. They are the must have accessory of any event, allowing your guests to leave with a great memento of the experience. Within seconds you can capture the moment with friends and family and in most cases have props and accessories to increase the fun.
Due to the craze in the last few years, there are many companies that hire out photo booths for events. Depending on where you are based you will have multiple options on where to hire your booth from, but how do you decide? Have a look at the following information for advice on what to look for and the companies that hire them out.
Type Of Booth
Technological advances have allowed a photo booth to be a high tech gadget. Gone are the days of old fashioned, small singular pictures. The latest booths can include touch screen controls, high resolution digital cameras and even green screen technology to customise the background of the photos. The are many types and shapes available so please compare the booth that is being offered by a company. Often companies will have older models, offered at a reduced rate, but you do get what you pay for with photo booth technology.
Themes and Accessories
Companies often can alter the look of a booth around your event theme. This can be done with the outer shell of the photo booth, customised props and even the background of the photos to match the occasion. For example a common wedding them choice currently is that of a vintage wedding. A modern photo booth does not match the theme unless vintage colours and accessories can blend the photo booth in within the theme. Old fashioned bunting applied to the outer skin of the booth, classic booth props and even staff uniform will make the booth seem vintage and allow for the use of a modern accessory at the event. If you have a theme then look for a company that can style a photo booth based on your theme.
Another great feature of a modern day photo booth is the ability to record a video message for the event host. Often controlled by the touch screen, the guest simply chooses the video message option and quickly records the message. Some booths on the market have buy a photo booth a time limit of 10 second messages; others have no time limit on the message. If you require video messaging, please check with the company they can provide it and whether you are limited on the length of message.
The cost of hiring a photo booth varies based on your location and what you require from the booth. Often a company will charge you by the hour with a minimum rental period, then there may be additional charges for certain features. Do not take it for granted that the price advertised is the price you will pay, ask for a quotation for your event and be sure to explain everything you require for example green screen and a guest book for a 3 hour rental period.
Any good company will ask for feedback from customers and display this on their website or advertising literature. Please check through this carefully to ensure that it is genuine, if they have a gallery section look for the events that the feedback comes from. If they have a number of customer feedbacks without the galleries on the site to match then the chances are the feedback is not genuine.
Take your time in choosing a photo booth and the company that hire them out. Find your local suppliers and compare them to the larger national companies and check the service offered, price and features. Send them an email or pick up the telephone and have a relaxed discussion on what they can provide for you. Then once you have collected a number of options make an informed decision based on the factors discussed here. A photo booth provides a great feature for any event and your guests will love it.