Photo booths have become very popular for weddings. One moment you have a great time looking for photo booths and the other moment you are confused because there are dozens, if not hundreds, choices in some markets. It can be quite a job to get an unbiased view of what distinguishes these companies from each other. Over the years I have worked in IT, sales and in the wedding industry with a photo shop. It is a changing industry with niches and talents, just like everyone else. Ask these questions when choosing a booth and you will add that extra fun to your reception:
Are They Incorporated?
This should be a reassurance, but these companies unfortunately look like the house contractors of the wedding world. Contacting a stand can lead to a legitimate offer while another accepts cash only. Sketchy? Sure! Make sure the company is listed by looking up in the registrar of your state before registration. It only takes a few minutes and you can save hours of stress if you are dealing with a legitimate company.
Do they have a website?
Once again, you would think that this would be a non-issue this day of age. Many photo booths are run by people trying to make extra money on the side. These moonlighters tend to treat their businesses less professionally than established providers would normally aspire to. A quick Google search provides invaluable insight into reviews, links, articles, blogs and other useful information when choosing a business.
Do they use professional equipment?
Webcam? Politely decline. Inkjet printer? Refuse service. PVC pipe with a shower curtain? Run to the hills! Look for a well-built box that can stand under its own weight and that seems to be professionally manufactured. In good-quality cabs, DSLR cameras with photographic background lighting and / or flash diffusers are used. The best printers on the market use dye sublimation printers. Some booth companies literally build a wire frame on a box with a curtain and call it a photo booth. Does that sound strong? Does that sound safe?
Are their prices available online?
A trend in the wedding industry is to give a price quote for the service and NOT to place online prices. It is advisable to look for a provider that places prices online in a transparent manner to ensure that you receive the best possible deal. Many providers adjust the prices because of the season, the question or how much they can charge. Do not be fooled by paying too much for a photo booth due to special season prices & # 39 ;.
Do they present their work?
View photo 's at full resolution and see if you like them. If they are of good quality, you will get a good product if they use a professional printer. Many photobooths offer guestbooks with photo frames for editing during the reception. These are invaluable memories that are combined into a memorable effect of the day. You want this to be well presented and combined with a book that you can show family and friends. Request examples of custom footers. Ask to see examples of props. Ask to see everything.
In summary, it is recommended to book a company that has been legally included, advertises publicly with a functioning functioning website, uses professional equipment, makes their prices transparent and available and displays their work. These features give you a good photo stand for your wedding. It is up to you to determine your budget and the size of your work. Communicate them to your company with photo modes and do not be afraid to ask a few questions if you have them.