Photo booths have become popular in the last few years, as people seek to personalize take-home gifts for their friends and family. Digital booths are more popular for weddings and birthday parties as hotels, event planners and other venues seek to incorporate the feature to attract potential customers. These booths come in many forms and quality varies depending on the company offering it and the specific needs of the client.
In the wedding industry, perfection is everything since there will not be a second chance to get it right. Most clients want to know everything they can about a company before choosing a vendor. It takes quite a while for a company to establish itself in the market, as most clients prefer to work with companies that friends or family members recommended.
Photo booths come with many requirements even though most people would have you believe that the most important aspect is the mega pixel in the cameras being used; unfortunately, there is a lot more to it than that. Companies that provide this service usually have to ensure they bring proper lighting as well as a host of other tools, which will guarantee professional quality photos for beautiful memories. Inkjet printers are commonly used to create high quality photos that will not fade or smear.
One of the problems people have when seeking out photo booths is that there is really no way to test out the booths, as companies do not make it easy to figure out the quality. If a company offers pictures of the booths, it is likely that the pictures will be of poor quality and inconclusive. Sometimes, it seems like companies do not have the resources to advertise the real quality of a picture booth.
In order to have a wonderful photo booth experience, you should make sure the company offers authentic booths for your wedding and not just a camera sitting on a tripod with flickering lights. Custom designed graphics on the photo strip can also be a nice addition to the package. If a company uses cheap software for its graphics, then you will not be able to offer anything of value in terms of captions. A tent and a tripod are not sufficient to create good instant photos.
Modern photo booths offer clients catchy features like instant photo upload to social networking sites and video greetings that last 30 seconds or longer depending on your preference. Also decide whether you want guests to be able to take pictures for free. Alternatively, each guest could be allowed a set of pictures if they present their wedding invitation to the photo booth attendant.
Before you settle on a price, be sure you know exactly what you are getting and what you are missing so there will not be a problem. Check all your needs and priorities so that the company you hire meets at least the major requirements if not all. A photo booth’s measurements may also be an issue, so check your venue to make sure it will be a good fit and ensure that the setup does not involve electric cords running through the venue. In addition, if the booth will be in an area where its attendants may end up in pictures or videos, then they should at least be dressed in pleasing uniform so they blend in well. In addition, a simple and concise pricing structure should be made available so that you are not charged for services you did not request. With all the competition in the event planner market, you should not have a problem finding a company that will provide affordable instant photo booths at your wedding.