When planning a wedding, there are so many different things that you need to think about, and that's without needing to worry about keeping all of your party guests entertained during the wedding reception. But, whether you like it or not, this is a vital aspect of the wedding planning process. If you fail to entertain your guests during the reception, then you run the risk of the whole event being extremely dull, boring, and a complete failure from a guest's perspective. Luckily, there is a grand variety of options that you can choose from when it comes to picking out a great form of wedding entertainment. These options include musical entertainment such as a DJ or a band, a candy buffet, bounce houses, a magician, and so on and so forth. However, there are few forms of wedding entertainment that are as popular and versatile as choosing a photo booth for your wedding reception.
Photo booths are a fantastic way to make sure that your wedding guests are constantly immensely engaged and a great way to ensure that they are having fun while they are able to bring home a cute souvenir that they can remember the wedding by for years to come. It is also a great way for you to compile an album of all of the ridiculous and adorable photos that your guests may have taken. Overall, it is just a great idea to use a photo booth for your wedding reception. However, many people have never rented a photo booth for any event before, so they don't even know where to begin, and how to make sure that they stay within their budget when looking for one. By reading the next few tips, you will have no problem learning what you need to know about renting a photo booth for your wedding reception, including on how to find a quality service to rent from, as well as a money-saving do it your self alternative, unique way to personalize the entire process.
Finding a company to rent a photo booth from is a relatively easy process, but finding the one that is reputable and right for you is a little bit trickier. With the internet these days, it can be hard to trust online reviews of websites. So the best place to begin your search is through recommendations from friends and family members who have recently had a wedding and used a photo booth service in the past. You should then do a local internet search for providers that you're interested in. Once you have found a service with reasonable rates and that seem to have a style that coincides with your interests, give them a call and request their availability. Make sure that you set up an appointment to check the equipment for yourself, so you can ensure that the equipment is functional and that you will be getting the best value. Once you have decided that a company is of sound quality, make sure that you discuss your expectations, and their's, and sign a contract. We strongly recommend that you leave a review, whether positive or negative, at the end of the process so you can save a future wedding planner some of the legwork.
If a photo booth through a rental company is simply too far out of your budget, then another option is to do a DIY photo booth station for your wedding. There are only a few supplies that you'll need for this. You need a computer with a built-in webcam or an external webcam, some sort of photo booth software such as Spark Booth, some 4x6 photo paper, lighting, a backdrop, and a printer that can print 4x6 photos. By setting up the computer to where the guests just press a button on the keyboard, snap the pictures, print them out, and then keep their copy while attaching your copy to a photo album and writing a message about their experience and positive wishes for your future, you will have a relatively inexpensive and just as efficient alternative to renting out a photo booth through a provider, and your guests will have just as much fun and be just as happy with their souvenir!