7 Questions to Ask Photo Booth Vendors
- Do the photos print out on site?
Most couples want traditional photo strips printed for their wedding. Some photo booths don’t print out on site. You might also want to check what size the photos print out. Also, how many copies does it print of each photo? Is there one for you, and one for your guest? If this is important to you them make sure to check into this.
- Do you offer digital print delivery?
Many photo booth companies offer you the option of either sending your photo strips directly to your phone via SMS or email or printing them out. Some photo booth companies also offer digital sharing stations to your guests.
Digital delivery station
- What is the quality of the photos?
Not all photo booths are made alike. I cannot stress the importance of seeing the quality of photo. It’s always a good idea to do a little investigation. How is the lighting? Take a look around the site of the photo booth you are interested in. Are there photos from real events posted anywhere? Or all of the photos just marketing photos that have been touched up? You don’t want to pay for a photo booth, then have your memories be held within pixely photos.
- What does the booth look like?
Is it large or small? Black? Pipe and drape? A box? A cabana? Look for photos on the site, and ask questions if you do not find photos of the photo booth on the site. Brides want to make sure that their wedding and reception look beautifully decorated. Make sure that your photo booth looks like purposefully planned part of your wedding rather than a sore thumb in the corner of the room.
- Are there any hidden fees?
Many times it seems black and white with pricing, but make sure that you take a good look at what is included in what you are paying for. Is set up and tear down included? What about the prints? Are they included? Props? What about digital copies? Don’t just look at the initial price. Once again, do a little investigating to make sure you are not just comparing the price tag, but what is included, and what the quality is as well. Its never fun to have a last minute case of “Oh, you owe an extra $200 x,y & z.”
- Do you like the backdrop?
Backdrops are a great way to shnaz up your photos. It is also a great way to help make your photo booth look like a custom piece of your reception. Take a look at different photos taken against different types of backdrops. Do you want a clean bright look? Then might look for a white backdrop. Do you want something that looks like something you bought at Anthropology? Then go with a backdrop with lots of texture and colors that can melt together in a dreamy sort of way. Are you using a strong damask pattern throughout your wedding? Carry it into the photo booth too! There is a way to make your wedding look absolutely seamless through your photo booth so go for the Gold!
- Do you have liability insurance?
We know, it’s a photo booth, what could possibly happen? Nothing is going to happen, but the reality is most wedding venues require that outside services have liability insurance in place. This question will also separate the fly-by-night companies from the serious ones. Those who just run a photo booth business on the side will not be willing to pay the costs of having insurance. This is our only
business, we live and breathe photo booths and are fully insured.
P.S. I couldn’t help but add this last tip. Check out reviews on sites such as Google or Thumbtack. See what people are saying about your company, and where they have been featured. Just a little nugget of advice to find the best photo booth company to make your big day absolutely unforgettable.