10 REASONS TO HAVE A PHOTO BOOTH AT YOUR WEDDING
When it comes to weddings, one of the most popular and if not most exciting entertainment ideas for you and your guests is a photo booth. They’re a great talking point, you can keep the photos as a keepsake and its a sure fire way to get your guests mingling and having fun! If that isn’t enough to make you want to hire a photo booth RIGHT NOW then perhaps the brand new Slow Motion, 360 Photo Booth from Booths by Lux will convince you. Guaranteed to take your wedding reception to the next level, here is 10 more reasons to hire a photo booth for your wedding.
1. Guaranteed Photo Fun
Let’s face it, guests now expect a fantastic Photo Booth at a Wedding. They’ve become such a staple over the past few years, and the trend is only continuing to grow. Allow your guests to grab a prop (be it a wig, hat, pair of funky glasses or holdable inflatable) and pose for up to 4 photos, all guided by an expert Booth Specialist. The prints your guests take home will forever immortalise your special day!
2. Instant Prints
Remember the Passport Photo Booths you used to use that took over a minute to print your photos? That level of technology simply wouldn’t cut it at modern events. Luckily, the technology has come on significantly, and you can now receive your prints in less than 12 seconds. Most boutique suppliers will allow you to have a print per person, meaning you could have a copy for all 4 guests in approximately 45 seconds.
3. Online Galleries
As well as producing extremely high quality prints, many booth operators now offer online galleries as well as the physical service. These galleries instantly upload both the final template of your 3 photos, as well as a GIF of the 3 put together. Presuming the venue has Wi-Fi, these photos will be instantly uploaded, or can be viewed the following morning!
4. Social Sharing
As well as having an online Gallery for all your photos, why not consider adding an additional share station? These stations allow your guests to receive their photos to their email, and then upload to their choice of social options, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. These stations are highly recommended for events with over 200 guests, as the queue to use the booth can otherwise overflow and dampen the overall experience.
5. Customised Templates
As the technology behind Photo Booths has progressed, we’re finding that the software options available are providing more and more wonderful opportunities to customise the design of your experience. Customised or Branded templates are a brilliant example of this. Presuming your operator of choice offers this service, simply let them know of your requirements, sit back, and let the design team come up with a first draft of your design. Things to consider are:
- What text you would like on the prints (For Example: “Tim & Kayleigh’s Wedding”).
- Whether you would like the text on the prints, as well as any sort of custom message.
- Finally, whether you would like any particular stylistic elements or particular colour scheme to be part of the prints.
6. Wedding Guestbook
Guestbooks are simply a wonderful accompaniment to any Photo Booth experience. The way these work is actually quite simply. Your booth specialist will turn up with a deluxe White (or alternative colour if you prefer) Guestbook, and produce an additional print from each photo session to stick into the book. They will then encourage the guests (who were in said photo) to leave a custom message to the Bride and Groom, next to their photo. These are a wonderful keepsake and are usually not too expensive an add-on to your photo booth package.
7. Video Messaging
As well as hiring a booth that takes pictures and produces physical prints, why not consider adding Video Messaging capabilities? The way these work is very simply. After guests have finished taking their photos, the booth specialist will ask if they would be interested in leaving a short, personalised video message to the Bride and Groom. These will then be collated, and sent over to you usually within 4-5 working days.
*In order for these to work, you will need to make sure that the Photo Booth is not located in the same room as the DJ/Band, or any other source of loud volume – or you unfortunately won’t be able to hear the messages.
8. Variety of Options
Originally, it was just the traditional Photo Booths that were available for Weddings and other Private Events. But now, there are a further variety of options available.
Magic Mirror: This is a fully upright Photo Booth that takes Portrait photos as opposed to landscape. As they do not have an enclosure, as the original booths do, you can fit more guests into the photos. The Max we’ve ever seen is 20!
Slow Motion 360 Booth: If you’re looking to maximise the FUN in your photo booth experience, why not consider the Slow Motion 360 Booth? 4-6 guests stand on top of a circular platform, where they are circled by a camera that produces a slow motion or boomerang video. These have been extremely popular at The Oscars and Grammy’s in recent times.
9. Print Signings
Did you know that the Magic Mirror comes with the opportunity for guests to actually sign their prints, ON the photos? How this works is very simple. Once the guests have taken their 3 photos, the software will ask the guests to sign their prints. A large box appears on the touch screen, where they can choose from a range of colours, fonts and emojis to sign their prints with. This will then appear at a pre-agreed location (usually the bottom right) of the design, on both the physical prints and online uploads!
10. The Cost has come down significantly
When Photo Booths first appeared on the scene, the cost was a little overwhelming for most couples – usually around £1,000.00 for a 4 hour session. Luckily now, you can hire most of the above services for £450.00 for the same amount of time.