Photo booths are popping up everywhere. From wedding receptions to corporate and celebrity events, they’re the perfect party favor. If you’re thinking about a photo booth for your next event, but not really sure how it works—here are 5 reasons to justify a photo booth for pretty much any occasion.
Photo booths are affordable.
Formerly the domain of celebrity get togethers or massive sponsored events—the fast rise in popularity has made photo booths accessible for any special occasion. The average cost is $300-$500, depending on length of time and features you decide on.
They’re awesome for any occasion.
Weddings, graduation parties, High school reunions, corporate events, sweet sixteens, mitzvahs— Basically any time you gather a group of people together you have a good reason for a photo booth.
They require zero work on your part.
Most packages range from two to five hour sessions. Set-up time should not cut into your rental time. A staff member is with the booth the whole time, making sure things run smoothly.
You can customize photos to match your theme.
Want your photo strips to match your wedding palette? A custom logo on the bottom of the photo strip to make it more memorable for guests? Done. Get creative and carry your party theme through in little details like these.
You can find a booth that fits your needs.
You have options! Most photo booth providers offer an open air, curtained booth that fits up to 10 people, or a standard enclosed booth that fits four to five (the good ones can fit 10). They also offer an inflatable photo booth that lights up if you’re feeling extra frisky. Find the booth that works best for your space and the number of guests you’re having—then get funky!
Make sure to find a reputable source for your photo booth. Check reviews, ask the company who your account manager will be and also who your host will be. Above all, get a feeling for how the company handles your request and make the decision on which company you think will provide you with the best experience.
Are you supposed to plan an event, but are not sure where to get started? We've all been there, so relax- we have you covered! Check out our party planning guide and let the good times roll!
1+ Month in advance
Establish your budget
Select your designer, planner and vendors
Create your guest list
Choose a date and time
Choose theme and color scheme
Book venue and entertainment
Decide on cake design
Purchase invitations (make sure to note special instructions i.e. dress to theme, it’s a surprise, etc.)
2-4 Weeks in advance
Make Grocery List (if you aren't hiring a caterer)
Order Your Cake (if you aren't making one)
Purchase Party and Cake Decor Supplies
Inventory Your Serving Dishes
1-2 Weeks in advance
Order balloons / Select part music
Confirm and update your venue, entertainment, and rentals with any new information
Birthday candles Purchase party favors and prizes
Confirm head count; call all those who have not R.S.V.P.’d
Clean house so that the day before only spot cleaning will be needed.
2-4 Days prior
Stuff and label goodie bags / Purchase last minute items (Grocery Shopping for perishables)
Make room in fridge for party food
Clean up outside areas being used for party / Tidy up areas of the house that need it
1 Day before
Bake and/or decorate cake/Pick up ordered cake
Get games and activities in order
Pick up rentals/receive pre-arranged delivery of rentals
Prepare any final entrees
Contact Planner to ensure the day's schedule
If you are managing the party yourself:
Pick up balloons (Delivered 1 hr. prior)
Pick up ice and other perishable goods
Prepare remaining food
Final tidy up
1-2 Days after
Review and edit photos/videos of the party
Write thank you notes and include a picture of the big day
Return rental items (Or have stacked/ready for pick up as pre-arranged)
Events take careful planning and execution to run smoothly. Depending on the type of event, there may be more things that you'll want to add, but this list will lay the foundation for successfully planning your upcoming events!